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By By (b[imac]), a. Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • By — (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] 1. In …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By — or BY means the following:* by or bye, a free pass through a round of competition in a tournament * Bavaria (BY), official abbreviation of the German federal state Bavaria * By, Doubs, a commune in the Doubs département of France * Belarus (BY),… …   Wikipedia

  • By — (b[imac]), adv. 1. Near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there was no person by at the time. [1913 Webster] 2. Passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by. [1913 Webster] 3. Aside; as, to lay by; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, preposition & adverb, from Old English, preposition, be, bī; akin to Old High German bī by, near, Latin ambi on both sides, around, Greek amphi Date: before 12th century 1. in proximity to ; near <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • .by — Infobox Top level domain name=.by background=#CCF introduced=1994 type=Country code top level domain status=Active registry=State Center of the Information Security of the President of the Republic of Belarus sponsor=State Center of the… …   Wikipedia

  • by — See: TOO BY HALF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by — or[in my book] {adv. phr.} In my opinion; as far as I am concerned; in my judgment. * /By my book, Mr. Murgatroyd is not a very good department head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by — See: TOO BY HALF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by — or[in my book] {adv. phr.} In my opinion; as far as I am concerned; in my judgment. * /By my book, Mr. Murgatroyd is not a very good department head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • By all means — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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