By - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |baɪ|  American pronunciation of the word by
Brit.  |baɪ|  British pronunciation of the word by

adverb

- so as to pass a given point (syn: past)
- in reserve; not for immediate use(syn: aside, away)

put something by for her old age

Examples

His wife was sitting by him.

They have a house by the lake.

The bus went right by him without stopping.

Some friends stopped by our house for a chat.

Why don't you come by my place later?

The bus went right by without stopping.

We stood and applauded as the parade went by.

Why don't you come by later?

We drove by the church.

He went right by us.

The churches are within four miles of one another by the nearest road.

Come close by me, and tell me what is the matter.

No ship can come near them by four or five miles.

I'll be done by five o'clock.

By his own account he was there.

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