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Meaning & Definition of By in English

English

By

/baɪ/

adverb

1. So as to pass a given point

  • "Every hour a train goes past"
    synonym:
  • by
  • ,
  • past

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • aside
  • ,
  • by
  • ,
  • away

Examples of using

Our teacher comes to school by car.
I have to be back home by seven.
The horse that won the race was owned by Mr Johnson.