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Translation of "by" - English-Spanish dictionary

by

preposition /bai/
next to; near; at the side of junto a She was standing by the door He sat by his sister. past (por) delante We drove by her house. through; along; across por We came by the main road. used (in the passive voice) to show the person or thing which performs an action por The car windscreen was struck by a stone. using por, en He’s going to contact us by letter We decided to travel by train. from; through the means of por I met her by chance She sent the parcel by post. (of time) not later than para We need to leave by 6 o’clock. during the time of de By day, temperatures rise quickly after sunrise. to the extent of de, por He is taller by ten centimetres. used to give measurements etc por The room measures 4 metres by 2 metres. in quantities of por Fruit is sold by the kilo. in respect of de 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 derivado 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 espectador 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 en general Things are going quite well, by and large. by oneself alone solo He was standing by himself at the bus stop. without anyone else’s help solo 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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