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by

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of by

  1. at, within, or to a short distance or time <the library is close by> Synonyms around, near, close, hard, in, nearby, nighRelated Words hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily




by

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of by

  1. 1 along the way of <went by the woods to get to the summer cottage> Synonyms through, via Related Words across, along, alongside, beyond, near, nearby, over; below, beneath, under, underneath; outside, past; throughout Phrases by way of

  2. 2 using the means or agency of <try to convince them by reason alone, if possible> Synonyms in, per, through, via, with Phrases by dint of, by means of, by (or in) virtue of

  3. 3 close to <that house is right by the ocean> Synonyms about, around, near, next to, nighRelated Words alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards)

  4. 4 in the course of <she attends college by day and works at the club by night> Synonyms amid (or amidst), during, over, pending, through, throughout




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