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Main Entry: 1by
Pronunciation: ()b, especially before consonants b
Function: preposition 1: close to : NEAR <by the sea> 2 a: so as to go along or through <by a different route> <enter by the door> b: 2PAST 2 <went right by them> 3 a: AT, DURING <studied by night> b: not later than <be there by 2 p.m.> 4: through the means or agency of <by force> 5: ACCORDING TO 1 <by the rules> <called by a different name> 6: with respect to <a doctor by profession> 7: to or in the amount or length of <win by a nose> <sold by the pound> 8: in a series of <walk two by two> 9 -- used as a function word in multiplication and division and in measurements <divide 6 by 2> <a room 15 feet by 20 feet> 10: in the opinion of <it's fine by me> - by oneself: 2ALONE 2