by
[bʌɪ]
PREPOSITION
  1. identifying the agent performing an action.
    synonyms:
    by means of · by use of · by virtue of · on account of · as a result of ·
    as a consequence of · owing to · by reason of · on grounds of · on the strength of · due to · thanks to · by · via
    • after a passive verb.
      "the door was opened by my cousin Annie" ·
      "damage caused by fire"
      synonyms:
      through the agency of · by means of · under the aegis of · using ·
      utilizing · employing · with the help of · with the aid of · as a result of · because of · by dint of · by way of · by virtue of · via · through
    • after a noun denoting an action.
      "a clear decision by the electorate" ·
      "years of hard fund-raising work by local people"
    • identifying the author of a text, idea, or work of art.
      "a book by Ernest Hemingway"
  2. indicating the means of achieving something.
    "malaria can be controlled by attacking the parasite" ·
    "they substantiate their opinions by the use of precise textual reference" · "they plan to provide further working capital by means of borrowing"
    • indicating a term to which an interpretation is to be assigned.
      "what is meant by ‘fair’?"
    • indicating a name according to which a person is known.
      "she mostly calls me by my last name"
    • indicating the means of transport selected for a journey.
      "the cost of travelling by bus" ·
      "I travelled to Folkestone by rail"
    • indicating the other parent of someone's child or children.
      "Richard is his son by his third wife"
    • indicating the sire of a pedigree animal, especially a horse.
      "a black filly by Goldfuerst"
    • (followed by a noun without a determiner) in various phrases indicating how something happens.
      "I heard by chance that she has married again" ·
      "Anderson, by contrast, rejects this view" · "she ate by candlelight"
  3. indicating the amount or size of a margin.
    "the shot missed her by miles" ·
    "the raising of VAT by 2.5%"
    • indicating a quantity or amount.
      "billing is by the minute" ·
      "the drunken yobbos who turned up by the cartload"
    • in phrases indicating something happening repeatedly or progressively, typically with repetition of a unit of time.
      "colours changing minute by minute" ·
      "the risk becomes worse by the day"
    • identifying a parameter.
      "a breakdown of employment figures by age and occupation"
    • expressing multiplication, especially in dimensions.
      "a map measuring 400 by 600 mm" ·
      "she multiplied it by 89"
  4. indicating a deadline or the end of a particular time period.
    "I've got to do this report by Monday" ·
    "by now Kelly needed extensive physiotherapy"
    synonyms:
    no later than · in good time for · at · before
  5. indicating location of a physical object beside a place or object.
    "remains were discovered by the roadside" ·
    "the pram was by the dresser"
    synonyms:
    next to · beside · next door to · alongside · by/at the side of · abreast of ·
    adjacent to · cheek by jowl with · side by side with · near · close to · hard by · nearest to · neighbouring · adjoining · abutting · bordering · overlooking · connected to · connecting with · contiguous with · attached to
  6. indicating the period in which something happens.
    "this animal always hunts by night"
  7. concerning; according to.
    "anything you do is all right by me" ·
    "she had done her duty by him"
    synonyms:
    according to · with · as far as … is concerned · concerning
  8. used in mild oaths.
    "it was the least he could do, by God" ·
    "I swear by Almighty God"
ADVERB
  1. so as to go past.
    "a car flashed by on the other side of the road" ·
    "he let only a moment go by"
    synonyms:
    past · on · along · beyond
NOUN
byes (plural noun)
  1. variant spelling of bye.
ORIGIN
Old English bī, bi, be, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bij and German bei.
by-
[bʌɪ]
PREFIX
  1. subordinate; incidental; secondary.
    "by-election" ·
    "by-product"
bye
[bʌɪ]
NOUN
byes (plural noun) · by (noun)
  1. the transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent.
    "he has a bye into the second round"
    synonyms:
    goodbye · farewell · au revoir · ciao · auf Wiedersehen · adios · vale ·
    bye-bye · ta-ta · bye · cheerio · cheers · see you later · see you · so long · toodle-oo
  2. cricket
    a run scored from a ball that passes the batsman without being hit (recorded as an extra, not credited to the individual batsman).
  3. golf
    one or more holes remaining unplayed after a match has been decided.
Origin
mid 16th century (denoting a side issue or incidental matter): from by.
bye
[bʌɪ]
EXCLAMATION
informal
  1. short for goodbye.
    "Okay, James. I'll call her now. Bye" ·
    "Bye for now, Janie!"
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How to use by in a sentence?

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.

Larry Page

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.

Larry Page
some parents fudge the issue by saying that the grandparent has gone away for a little while, but this kind of cop-out is likely to undermine their credibility.
as its name suggests the Accumulator ‘accumulates’ by keeping its addend in memory and incrementing by the addend it receives from another transmitting unit.
anyone with five minutes to spare, a Maths GCSE, and a calculator could have averted the entire omnishambles by checking the civil servants' sums.
the Keynesian component is clearly a residual which is arrived at by subtracting the natural and classical components from overall unemployment.

Your success will not be determined by your gender or your ethnicity, but only on the scope of your dreams and your hard work to achieve them.

Zaha Hadid
he was encouraged by friends to cross-train, further building his endurance through low-impact activities such as swimming and cycling.
criminals, entrepreneurs, politicians, gangsters, old money and new money—all hang out in the same places, united by cash not class.
when p is preceded by some Latin prefixes, it is doubled because of the assimilation of a consonant, as in 'apparent' (ad-parent).
rival protests by anti-fascists and BNP supporters outside the Palace of Westminster saw scuffles despite a heavy police presence.
if we want to debate the limits of free speech within the law we can't really do that consistently by no-platforming extremists.
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How to say by in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (PREPOSITION)deur, volgens
Arabic (PREPOSITION)عن طريق, واسطة, قبل, حسب, ب
Bangla দ্বারা
Bosnian (Latin) od strane
Bulgarian (PREPOSITION)от, чрез
Cantonese (Traditional) 透過
Catalan (PREPOSITION)per, pel
Chinese Simplified 通过
Chinese Traditional 通過
Croatian (PREPOSITION)od strane, po, mimo
Czech (PREPOSITION)podle, od
Danish (PREPOSITION)af, ved
Dutch (PREPOSITION)door
Estonian (PREPOSITION)poolt
Fijian mai vei
Filipino pamamagitan ng
Finnish (PREPOSITION)luona, mennessä
French (PREPOSITION)par
German (PREPOSITION)durch, von, indem
Greek (PREPOSITION)από
Haitian Creole pa
Hebrew (PREPOSITION)לפי
Hindi (PREPOSITION)द्वारा, करके, से
Hmong Daw los ntawm
Hungarian (PREPOSITION)által
Icelandic (PREPOSITION)eftir, við
Indonesian (PREPOSITION)oleh, dengan
Italian (PREPOSITION)da, dalla, dal
Japanese (PREPOSITION)によって, による, で
Kiswahili (PREPOSITION)kwa, na
Klingon pong
Korean (PREPOSITION)의해, 여, 의하여, 함으로써
Latvian (PREPOSITION)pēc, ar
Lithuanian (PREPOSITION)
Malagasy amin' ny alalan' ny
Malay (Latin) (PREPOSITION)oleh
Maltese (PREPOSITION)mill, minn, bil, bl
Norwegian Bokmål ved
Persian (PREPOSITION)توسط
Polish (PREPOSITION)przez
Portuguese (PREPOSITION)por, pelo, pela
Querétaro Otomi 'bu̲
Romanian (PREPOSITION)prin, de
Russian (PREPOSITION)путем, по
Samoan e ala i le
Serbian (Cyrillic) од стране
Serbian (Latin) od strane
Slovak (PREPOSITION)podľa, tým
Slovenian (PREPOSITION)z
Spanish (PREPOSITION)por
Swedish (PREPOSITION)av, genom
Tahitian na roto i te
Tamil (PREPOSITION)மூலம்
Telugu ద్వారా
Thai (PREPOSITION)โดย, ตาม
Tongan 'e
Turkish (PREPOSITION)tarafından
Ukrainian (PREPOSITION)шляхом, за
Urdu (PREPOSITION)بلحاظ, بمطابق, از, سے
Vietnamese (PREPOSITION)bởi, bằng cách
Welsh (PREPOSITION)gan, drwy, erbyn
Yucatec Maya Tuméen
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