noun, plural (especially collectively) go·by, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) go·bies.
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Example sentences from the Web for goby
Nature seems to have made the goby in one of her most freakish moods.
In the Shat-el-Arab, which is wholly within the influence of the tides, there is a species of goby, which is amphibious.
He hastened into the carriage-path, following the footprints made by the trio from Goby House.The ghosts of their ancestors|Weymer Jay Mills
In Goby's train was his fervent admirer and inseparable young friend, Clarence Hoby.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
Drag′onet, a little dragon: a genus of fishes of the goby family; Drag′on-fly, an insect with a long body and brilliant colours.
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noun plural -by or -bies
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Idioms and Phrases with goby
Elapse, pass, as in the popular song, “As Time Goes By” (by Herman Hupfeld, 1931), or He just went by our house. [c. 1600]
Ignore, fail to notice or take advantage of, as in You shouldn't let this opportunity go by. [Early 1500s] For the related go by the board, see by the board.
Rely on, believe, as in I'm going by the numbers on this list, or We'll have to go by what she tells us.
go by the name of. Be known by or use a specific name. For example, She continued to go by her maiden name, Mary Smith. [Late 1500s]