Antonyms
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1. by

adverb. ['ˈbaɪ'] so as to pass a given point.

Antonyms

  • current

Etymology

  • bi (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with By

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • oversupply
  • semidry
  • resupply
  • private-eye
  • misapply
  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • underly
  • underlie
  • overfly
  • mistry
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • comply
  • versailles
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • retry
  • reply
  • nankai
  • kyi
  • kansai
  • imply

How do you pronounce by?

Pronounce by as baɪ.

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Example sentences of the word by


1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Verify an infestation by shaking the peace lily over a sheet of white paper.

Quotes containing the word by


1. 'Halal in the Family' will expose a broad audience to some of the realities of being Muslim in America. By using satire, we will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims, while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile!
- Aasif Mandvi

2. During the Middle Ages they understood that words accompanied by imagery are much more memorable. By making the margins of a book colorful and beautiful, illuminations help make the text unforgettable. It's unfortunate that we've lost the art of illumination.
- Joshua Foer

3. No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it.
- Frank Stella

2. two-by-four

noun. a timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section.

3. by-product

noun. a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence.

Synonyms

  • event
  • byproduct
  • consequence
  • result
  • outcome
  • issue
  • effect
  • upshot

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • ending
  • refrain

4. by-product

noun. a product made during the manufacture of something else.

Synonyms

  • production
  • spin-off
  • product

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • beginning
  • parent
  • outgo

5. by-and-by

noun. an indefinite time in the future.

Synonyms

  • hereafter
  • future
  • time to come

Antonyms

  • presentness
  • pastness
  • present
  • outgoing

6. passer-by

noun. a person who passes by casually or by chance.

Synonyms

  • walker
  • pedestrian
  • passerby
  • passer

Antonyms

  • interesting

7. good-by

noun. a farewell remark.

Synonyms

  • so long
  • au revoir
  • bye
  • arrivederci
  • word of farewell
  • adios
  • auf wiedersehen
  • good-bye
  • bye-bye
  • good day
  • sayonara
  • farewell
  • goodby
  • cheerio
  • goodbye

8. fly-by

noun. a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground.

Synonyms

  • flying
  • flypast
  • flyover

Antonyms

  • international flight
  • uncreativeness
  • unhurried
  • nonmoving

9. step-by-step

adjective. one thing at a time.

Synonyms

  • in small stages
  • bit-by-bit
  • piecemeal
  • stepwise

Antonyms

  • fast
  • steep
  • horizontal
  • vertical

10. by

adverb. ['ˈbaɪ'] in reserve; not for immediate use.

Synonyms

  • aside

Antonyms

  • present
  • new

Etymology

  • bi (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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