Definition for By

by, adv. [see by, prep.]

  1. Near; alongside; along the same way.
  2. Onward; continuing forward; on its way.
  3. Past; beyond; away from; out of reach of.
  4. Finished; done with.
  5. Aside; apart; to the side; [fig.] there; in that place; in those circumstances.
  6. Coming towards, then going away from.
  7. Pass; travel through.
  8. Left over; to the side.
  9. Phrase. “Passer by”: person who walks along the same route; one who approaches and then goes on.
  10. Phrase. “By and by”: in due time; in the course of events.

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