by translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "by" - English-Spanish dictionary


preposition /bai/
next to; near; at the side of
junto a
She was standing by the door He sat by his sister.
(por) delante
We drove by her house.
through; along; across
We came by the main road.
used (in the passive voice) to show the person or thing which performs an action
The car windscreen was struck by a stone.
por, en
He’s going to contact us by letter We decided to travel by train.
from; through the means of
I met her by chance She sent the parcel by post.
(of time) not later than
We need to leave by 6 o’clock.
during the time of
By day, temperatures rise quickly after sunrise.
to the extent of
de, por
He is taller by ten centimetres.
used to give measurements etc
The room measures 4 metres by 2 metres.
in quantities of
Fruit is sold by the kilo.
in respect of
Lisa is a teacher by profession.
bygones: let bygones be bygones to forgive and forget past causes of ill-feeling
lo pasado pasado está
There’s no point bearing a grudge – you have to let bygones be bygones.
bypass noun a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area
variante, desvío
Take the bypass round the city.
by-product noun something obtained or formed during the making of something else
Coal tar is a by-product of the process of obtaining gas from coal.
bystander noun a person who watches but does not take part
An innocent bystander was injured in the crossfire.
by and by after a short time
con el tiempo
By and by, everyone went home.
by and large mostly; all things considered Things are going quite well, by and large. by oneself alone
He was standing by himself at the bus stop.
without anyone else’s help
He did the job (all) by himself.
by the way incidentally
a propósito
By the way, do you have a moment to spare?
by is used for forms of transport: by train ; by aeroplane ; by land ; by sea
(Definition of by from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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