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The word by is in the Wiktionary

121 short excerpts of Wiktionnary (A collaborative project to produce a free-content dictionary.)

— English words —
  • by prep. Near or next to.
  • by prep. From one side of something to the other, passing close by; past.
  • by prep. Not later than (the given time); not later than the end of (the given time interval).
  • by prep. Indicates the person or thing that does or causes something: Through the action or presence of.
  • by prep. Indicates the creator of a work: Existing through the authorship etc. of.
  • by prep. Indicates a means of achieving something: Involving/using the means of.
  • by prep. Indicates an authority according to which something is done.
  • by prep. Indicates a means of classification or organisation.
  • by prep. Indicates the amount of change, difference or discrepancy.
  • by prep. In the formulae X by X and by Xs, indicates a steady progression, one X after another.
  • by prep. (With the) Acted on in units of the specified size or measure. (Sometimes hyperbolically)
  • by prep. Per; with or in proportion to each.
  • by prep. Indicates a referenced source: According to.
  • by prep. Used to separate dimensions when describing the size of something.
  • by prep. (Horse breeding) Designates a horse’s male parent (sire); cf. out of.
  • by prep. (Chiefly Yeshivish) At, with, among.
  • by adv. Along a path which runs past the speaker.
  • by adv. In the vicinity, near.
  • by adv. To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.
  • by adv. Aside, away.
  • by adj. Out of the way, off to one side.
  • by adj. Subsidiary, incidental.
  • by n. Alternative form of bye.
  • by interj. Alternative spelling of bye.
  • -by suff. (In place names) Habitation.
  • b'y n. (Atlantic Canada, dialect) buddy; male friend.
  • b'y n. (Atlantic Canada, Cape Breton, dialect) man; dude, guy.
  • by- pref. (Now mostly non-productive) town or city.
  • by- pref. Nearness or roundaboutness.
  • by- pref. Secondary, incidental, or parallel to.
— International convention —
  • BY sym. (International standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Belarus since 1992.
  • BY sym. (International standards, obsolete) Former ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Byelorussian SSR from 1974 to 1992.
  • .by sym. The ccTLD for Belarus as assigned by the IANA.
— Foreign words, define in English —
  • Afrikaans
    • by prep. At.
    • by prep. To.
    • by n. Bee.
  • Afrikaans - Middle english - Scots
    • by prep. By.
  • Cherokee
    • ᏴᎩ n. Needle (Implement for sewing, etc.).
    • ᏴᎩ n. Nail (metal spike).
  • Czech
    • by part. Third-person singular conditional subjunctive of být; would.
    • by part. (Clipping, informal); would.
  • Danish
    • by n. Town, city.
  • Dungan
  • Icelandic
    • n. (Chiefly poetic) bee (insect).
    • v. First-person singular present active indicative of búa.
  • Japanese
    • by part. (Informal) Used to sign off a message/attribute a text.
  • Lower sorbian
    • by v. Would (used with the past active participle to form a conditional).
  • Manx
    • by part. Past/conditional of s’.
    • by part. (Dated) Past and conditional form of s’ (used to introduce the comparative and superlative form of adjectives).
  • Middle english
    • by v. Alternative form of been (“to be”).
    • by- pref. A prefix forming nouns, often denoting adjacency, position, or relation.; near, around.
    • by- pref. Alternative form of bi-.
  • Norwegian bokmål
    • by v. To bid; offer.
    • by v. To ask; invite.
    • by v. To command; order.
  • Norwegian bokmål - Norwegian nynorsk
    • by n. Town, city (regardless of population size or land area).
  • Norwegian nynorsk
    • by v. To command, order.
    • by v. To bid, offer.
    • by v. To offer.
  • Old norse
    • n. Bee (insect).
  • Old polish
    • by v. Third-person singular aorist of być.
    • by v. Second-person singular aorist of być.
  • Old polish - Polish
    • -by suff. Conditional mood marker.
  • Polish
    • by part. A particle used to make conditional mood; would, would’ve.
    • by conj. In order to, so that.
  • Scots
    • by prep. (In comparisons) than.
    • by adv. By, nearby.
    • by conj. By (the time that).
  • Swedish
    • by n. Hamlet.
    • by n. Village.
    • by n. (Obsolete) farm.
    • by n. (Obsolete) town, city.
    • by n. Gust, rush of wind.
  • Udmurt
  • West frisian
    • by prep. Near to.
    • by prep. In relation to.
  • Yola
    • by prep. Alternative form of bee (“by”).
— English word, defined in German —
  • -by englisches Ortsnamengrundwort altnordischen Ursprungs für „Hof“.
— English word, defined in Dutch —
  • by voorz. Door, bij.
— English words, defined in Latin —
  • by praep. Prope; haud procul ab; circa.
  • by praep. Per; transeunti.
  • by praep. Praeter.
  • by praep. Per, indicans dimensiones.
  • by praep. Indicans per quem; ut.
  • by praep. Indicans differentiam in comparationibus.
  • by praep. Indicans durationem.
  • by praep. Non serius quam.
— English words, defined in French —
  • by prép. Chez, parmi, tout près de, au bord de, sur.
  • by prép. Par (pour les phrases au passif et comme particule interjective).
  • by prép. Au-delà de.
  • by prép. D’après, selon.
  • by prép. En (avant une action).
  • by prép. Près de, à (pour une situation).
  • by prép. Sur (pour mesurer).
  • by prép. D’ici. Avant un instant, avant la fin d’une période. Note : Précise une action qui se complète avant…
  • by adv. En passant (ellipse de by someone ou by something).
  • -by suff. Suffixe toponymique indiquant un endroit habité.
  • by- préf. Secondaire, accessoire, subordonné.
  • by- préf. Proche.
— English words, defined in Spanish —
  • by prep. Junto a.
  • by prep. Por.
  • by prep. A las.
  • by prep. De.
  • by adv. Por ahí.
  • by adv. Apartado, reservado.
— English words, defined in Portuguese —
  • by prep. Por.
  • by prep. Próximo de.
— English words, defined in Italian —
  • by agg. Passanti.
  • by agg. Vicino.
  • by adv. Secondario.
  • by prep. (Mostrando interessato, risultato) da.
  • by prep. (Per mezzo di) in, per, con.
  • by prep. (Da prove di) secondo, a.
  • by prep. (Di passaggio) attraverso, per, tramite, da.
  • by prep. (Vicino, accanto) presso.
— In German —
  • BY Abk. Bayern.
  • -by norddeutsches Ortsnamengrundwort dänischen Ursprungs für „Hof“.
  • -by deutsches Ortsnamen-Grundwort für „Flussbiegung“.
— In French —
  • by n.m. Fossé qui traverse un étang, aboutissant à sa bonde.
  • By n.prop. (Géographie) Commune française, située dans le département…
  • BY sym. (Marine) Code du quartier maritime de Saint-Barthélemy…
238 English words from 77 English definitions

according according␣to achieving Acted Acted␣on action active active␣participle adjacency adjectives after Along alpha Alternative among amount and another aorist area around Aside ask assigned Atlantic Atlantic␣Canada attribute authority authorship away bee been Belarus bid breeding Breton buddy business bye Byelorussian Byelorussian␣SSR Canada Cape Cape␣Breton causes ccTLD change Chiefly city classification Clipping close close␣by code command comparative comparisons conditional conditional␣mood country country␣code creator Dated denoting describing Designates dialect difference dimensions discrepancy does done dude each end end␣of etc Existing farm First First␣person First-person␣singular Five for form Former forming formulae friend from given Gust guy Habitation Hamlet horse hyperbolically IANA Implement incidental indicates indicative informal In␣order In␣order␣to In␣place In␣relation␣to insect International interval introduce invite Involving ISO land later make male man marker means measure message metal mood mostly Nail names near nearby Nearness Needle next next␣to non non-productive not nouns Now obsolete of␣a off offer often one one␣side order organisation other out out␣of Out␣of␣the␣way parallel parent participle particle passing past path Per person place place␣names place␣of␣business poetic population position prefix presence present productive progression proportion referenced regardless regardless␣of relation residence roundaboutness runs rush Second Secondary Second␣person Second-person␣singular separate sewing side sign sign␣off since singular sire size something something␣to Sometimes so␣that source speaker specified spelling spike SSR standards steady subjunctive Subsidiary superlative text than that the the␣way thing Third Third␣person Third-person␣singular through time time␣interval to␣the town units used used␣to using vicinity Village Water way when which wind with work would Yeshivish

44 English words from 44 foreign definitions

action après avant bord Chez circa Code Commune con dans département Door ellipse En␣passant fin Fossé Hof indicans instant interjective Junto las les Marine maritime mezzo Non Note Par passaggio passant per phrases pour prove quartier Saint Saint␣Barthélemy secondo situation someone something tout traverse

70 foreign words from 44 foreign definitions

aboutissant accanto accessoire ahí altnordischen Apartado attraverso au␣bord␣de Au␣delà Barthélemy Bayern bij bonde comme complète dänischen delà deutsches dimensiones endroit englisches étang française für Géographie Grundwort habité haud ici indiquant interessato mesurer Mostrando norddeutsches Ortsnamen Ortsnamengrundwort parmi particule Passanti passif période Por Précise près près␣de presso Proche procul Prope Próximo quam quartier␣maritime quem qui reservado risultato Saint-Barthélemy Secondaire Secondario selon située subordonné Suffixe sur toponymique tramite transeunti une Ursprungs Vicino

586 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

bye Bye 'bye BYF BYM byo BYO BYP byp. by'r bys b'ys by't BYU Byam byde byen Byer byes Byes byke BYMs Byng BYOB BYOC BYOD byos BYOW Byrd byre byrl Byrn byte Byun Byams byard Byard Byars Bybee by␣day bydlo by␣ear byefe by-end byens Byers by␣far bygan by␣gar bygly +536 words

1843 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

abye Ebys g'bye Ubyx abyde abyed abyes abyll abyme abysm abyss Abyss. Albyn Asbys Babys baby␣T Bobyr Bubyr cubyl Dabyl debye Debye Dobys Dubya Dubys Erbys Gabys go-bys inbye Irbys Jebya kbyte Kobys kobyz Libya Libyc Lubys mabye Mbyte qobyz Rabys Robyn sibyl Sibyl tbyte TBYTE Tobys Ubykh Abydos abying +1793 words

832 prefixes (New words found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

aby Aby bby Eby oby RBY SBY aaby abby Abby Alby amby Asby baby Baby CC-BY CC␣BY Coby Deby doby Doby do␣by Duby enby Erby gaby Gaby goby go-by go␣by Hoby inby Irby Juby kiby Koby Luby moby Moby naby nuby Nyby obby orby Raby RGBY Roby ruby Ruby toby Toby +781 words

3 anagrams (New words found by changing the order of the letters.)

yb Yb YB

43 anagrams found with an extra letter (New words formed with all the letters from the word and an extra letter.)

aby Aby bay Bay bby bey Bey bly Bly boy BOY buy bye Bye 'bye BYF BYM byo BYO BYP byp. by'r bys b'ys by't BYU dyb Eby KYB oby RBY SBY yab YBA ybp yBP YBP YiB yob YoB YOB Y.O.B. Y.␣O.␣B.

156 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

ay AY -ay ay^ ba Ba BA b@ ba' -ba- B.A. B.␣A. bb BB B B&B B␣&␣B bc BC b/c B.C. bd Bd BD b/d bd. Bd. B/D B␣&␣D be BE be- B&E B/E B.E. bf BF BF% B.F. bg Bg. BH B"H B&H b***h bi BI bi- bj BJ B.J. bk BK bk. BL B/L bm BM B&M bn Bn BN bn. Bn. B.N. bo Bo BO B.O. bp Bp BP Bp. BQ B.Q. B.␣Q. Br BR Br. bs Bs BS b's B's B&S BS. B+'s B.S. B−'s B.␣S. b******s bt Bt BT bu Bu BU B/U BV bw BW b/w (+54 words)

10 epenthesis (New words found when adding only one letter.)

bay Bay bby bey Bey bly Bly boy BOY buy

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