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Princeton's WordNet

  1. by, past(adverb)

    so as to pass a given point

    "every hour a train goes past"

    by, aside, away, past

  2. aside, by, away(adverb)

    in reserve; not for immediate use

    "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"

    off, past, forth, out, aside, apart, away, by


  1. by(noun)

    principal, main

  2. by(preposition)

    Near or next to.

    principal, main

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. by

    By refers to the agent; through, to the means, cause, or condition; with, to the instrument. By commonly refers to persons; with, to things; through may refer to either. The road having become impassable through long disuse, a way was opened by pioneers with axes. By may, however, be applied to any object which is viewed as partaking of action and agency; as, the metal was corroded by the acid; skill is gained by practise. We speak of communicating with a person by letter. Through implies a more distant connection than by or with, and more intervening elements. Material objects are perceived by the mind through the senses.

    by dint of, by means of, through, with

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

per, para, paras, via, par, under, torque, here, por, vis-, using, pair, because

Translations for by

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بجانب, بِ, في, بواسطة, لِ, عندArabic
  • za, do, prostřednictvím, pomocí, o, u, podle, po, odCzech
  • efter, ved, af, omkring, ved at, forbi, medDanish
  • mit, indem, bei, bis, nach, längs, von, mittels, um, durchGerman
  • μαGreek
  • per, de, apud, farEsperanto
  • por, paraSpanish
  • تاPersian
  • mukaisesti, ohi, vieressä, mukaan, kautta, mennessäFinnish
  • de, par, avant, moyen, enFrench
  • trochWestern Frisian
  • seachad, leScottish Gaelic
  • לפי, על ידיHebrew
  • तक, सेHindi
  • általHungarian
  • մոտ, կողքինArmenian
  • kena, sebelah, olehIndonesian
  • per, apud, daIdo
  • eftir, við, fyrirIcelandic
  • entro, con, per, da, del, accanto, vicinoItalian
  • により, 作, 側, で, 従う, に, 沿う, によって, 著, までJapanese
  • 까지, 에Korean
  • tê re, heta, bi, li rex, ji alî, bi destê, li, ta, di ber re, li nêzîKurdish
  • a, cata, apud, aput, abLatin
  • до, кајMacedonian
  • mengikut, oleh, menjelang, dengan, di sepanjang, demi, di sebelah, perMalay
  • biMaltese
  • door, op, bij, per, tegen, vanwege, langs, metDutch
  • ved, med, innen, etter, for, avNorwegian
  • po, obok, przez, na, według, za, do, o, przyPolish
  • por, em, até, de, [[por]] [[mim]], perto, próximo, [[por]] [[nós]], a, próximo dePortuguese
  • de, cu, lângăRomanian
  • во, с, к, за, до, по, у, на, имя, около, помощь, рядомRussian
  • od, po, za, pri, s, z, doSlovene
  • av, med, intill, längs, vid, efter, längs med, genom attSwedish
  • மூலம்Tamil
  • ข้าง, โดย, เคียง, ติดกับThai
  • tarafındanTurkish
  • تك, سےUrdu
  • cạnh, vào, theo như, trước, bằng cách, theo, bởi, bên cạnh, kề, theo cách, tuân theo, bên, của, từng, gần, quaVietnamese

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