part of speech: preposition

definition 1: next to; near.

  • The trees by the path are over a hundred years old.

definition 2: through the means of; on.

  • We travel by train.

definition 3: beyond; past.

  • The bus went by the station without stopping.

definition 4: made or created through the work of.

  • Our class read a play by Shaw.

definition 5: at or before a certain time.

  • Get here by tomorrow.

definition 6: through the action of.

  • He was hit by a car.

definition 7: in agreement with; according to.

  • Play by the rules.

definition 8: during.

  • We will work by day.

part of speech: adverb

definition 1: on hand; nearby.

  • There is a hospital close by.

definition 2: past.

  • A train sped by.


phrase: by and by

phrase: by and large