[ th air-bahy, th air-bahy ]
/ ˌðɛərˈbaɪ, ˈðɛərˌbaɪ /


by that; by means of that.
in that connection or relation: Thereby hangs a tale.
by or near that place.
Scot. about that number, quantity, or degree.

Origin of thereby

before 900; Middle English therby, Old English thǣrbī. See there, by1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for thereby

/ (ˌðɛəˈbaɪ, ˈðɛəˌbaɪ) /


by that means; because of that
archaic by or near that place; thereabouts
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