Definición de by en inglés:


Saltos de línea: by
Pronunciación: /bʌɪ


  • 2 [often with verbal noun] Indicating the means of achieving something: malaria can be controlled by attacking the parasite they substantiate their opinions by the use of precise textual reference they plan to provide further working capital by means of borrowing
  • 2.1Indicating a term to which an interpretation is to be assigned: what is meant by ‘fair’?
  • 2.2Indicating a name according to which a person is known: she mostly calls me by my last name
  • 2.3Indicating the means of transport selected for a journey: the cost of travelling by bus I travelled to Folkestone by rail
  • 2.4Indicating the other parent of someone’s child or children: Richard is his son by his third wife
  • 2.5Indicating the sire of a pedigree animal, especially a horse: a black filly by Goldfuerst
  • 2.6(Followed by a noun without a determiner) in various phrases indicating how something happens: I heard by chance that she has married again Anderson, by contrast, rejects this view she ate by candlelight
  • 3Indicating the amount or size of a margin: the shot missed her by miles the raising of VAT by 2.5%
  • 3.1Indicating a quantity or amount: billing is by the minute the drunken yobbos who turned up by the cartload
  • 3.2In phrases indicating something happening repeatedly or progressively, typically with repetition of a unit of time: colours changing minute by minute the risk becomes worse by the day
  • 3.3Identifying a parameter: a breakdown of employment figures by age and occupation
  • 3.4Expressing multiplication, especially in dimensions: a map measuring 400 by 600 mm she multiplied it by 89
  • 6Indicating the period in which something happens: this animal always hunts by night
  • 8Used in mild oaths: it was the least he could do, by God I swear by Almighty God


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sustantivo (plural byes)

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  • variant spelling of bye1.


by and by

Before long; eventually.
Más ejemplos en oracionesSinónimos
eventually, ultimately, finally, in the end, as time goes on/by, one day, some day, sooner or later, in time, in a while, after a bit, in the long run, in the fullness of time, at a later time, at a later date, at length, at a future time/date, at some point in the future, in the future, in time to come, in due course

by the by (or bye)

Incidentally: where’s Hector, by the by?

by and large

On the whole; everything considered: mammals have, by and large, bigger brains than reptiles
[originally in nautical use, describing the handling of a ship both to the wind and off it]

by oneself

by way of

see way.


Old English , bi, be, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bij and German bei.

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