by-


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

Nearby words

  1. by turns,
  2. by virtue of,
  3. by way of,
  4. by weight,
  5. by word of mouth,
  6. by-and-by,
  7. by-bidder,
  8. by-blow,
  9. by-catch,
  10. by-election

Also bye-.

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British Dictionary definitions for by-

by-

bye-

prefix

nearbystander
secondary or incidentalby-effect; by-election; by-path; by-product

Word Origin for by-

from by

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