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by-

or bye-
pref.
1. By: bygone.
2. Secondary, incidental: byway.

by-

or

bye-

prefix
1. near: bystander.
2. secondary or incidental: by-effect; by-election; bypath; by-product.
[from by]

by1

(baɪ)

prep., adv., adj., n., pl. byes. prep.
1. near to or next to: a home by a lake.
2. over the surface of, through the medium of, along, or using as a route: She came by air.
3. on, as a means of conveyance: to arrive by ship.
4. to and beyond a place; past: We drove by the church.
5. during: by day; by night.
6. not later than: I'll be done by five o'clock.
7. to the extent or amount of: taller by three inches.
8. from the evidence or authority of: By his own account he was there.
9. according to: a bad movie by any standards.
10. through the agency of: The booklet was issued by the government.
11. from the hand or invention of: a poem by Emily Dickinson.
12. as a result or on the basis of: We met by chance.
13. in support of; for: to do well by one's children.
14. (of things in succession) after; next after: piece by piece.
15. (in multiplication) taken the number of times as that specified by the second number, or multiplier: Multiply 18 by 57.
16. (in measuring shapes, spaces, etc.) with another dimension of: a room 10 feet by 12 feet.
17. (in division) separated into the number of equal parts as that specified by the second number, or divisor: Divide 99 by 33.
18. in terms or amounts of: Apples are sold by the bushel.
19. begot or born of: She had a son by her first husband.
20. (of quadrupeds) having as a sire: Equipoise II by Equipoise.
21. one point toward on the compass: N by NE.
22. to, into, or at: Come by my office this afternoon.
adv.
23. at hand; near: The school is close by.
24. to and beyond a point; past: The car drove by.
25. aside; away: to lay by money for retirement.
26. to or at someone's home, office, etc.: Stop by later.
27. past; over: in times gone by.
adj.
28. situated to one side: a by passage.
29. incidental: a by comment.
n.
30. bye 1 .
Idioms:
1. by and by, before long; presently.
2. by and large, in general; on the whole.
Also, bye.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English ]

by2

(baɪ)

interj.

by-

a combining form of by1: by-product; bystander. Compare bye-.