Definición de by en inglés:

by

Silabificación: by

preposición

  • 2 [often with verbal noun] Indicating the means of achieving something: malaria can be controlled by attacking the parasite 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: traveling by train to Boston
  • 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 an adjective) 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 taxes by 2.5%
  • 3.1Indicating a unit of measurement: billing is by the minute
  • 3.2In phrases indicating something happening repeatedly or progressively, typically with repetition of a unit of time: colors 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, often in dimensions: a map measuring 24 by 36 inches 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
    [partly translating French par 'through the medium or agency of']

adverbio

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sustantivo (plural byes)

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  • variant spelling of bye1.

Frases

by and by

Before long; eventually.
Más ejemplos en oracionesSinónimos
eventually, ultimately, finally, in the end, one day, some day, sooner or later, in time, in a while, in the long run, in the fullness of time, in time to come, at length, in the future, in due course, over the long haul

by the by (or bye)

Incidentally; parenthetically: 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 with the wind and against it]

by oneself

  • 1Alone: living in that big house by himself
  • 2Unaided: the patient often learns to undress by himself

by way of

see way.

Origen

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

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