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We found 54 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word by:
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General dictionaries General (36 matching dictionaries)
  1. by: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. by, by-: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. b.y, by, by, by-: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. by, by-: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. by: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. by: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. BY, By, By, b'y, by, by, by, bY: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. by: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. -by, b'y, by, by-: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. by, by-: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. by, by-: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. by: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. BY, .by, b.y, by-: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. by: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. by: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. by: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. by: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. .BY, By, .by: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. by: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. By: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. by: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. by: Rhymezone [home, info]
  23. by: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  24. by: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  25. by, by-: MyWord.info [home, info]
  26. BY, .by: Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms [home, info]
  27. by: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  28. By: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  29. by: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  30. by: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  31. by: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  32. by: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  33. b.y, by, by-: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  34. by: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. BY, By: Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms [home, info]
  2. By: Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. BY: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. BY: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  3. by: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  4. BY: Financial dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. by: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. by: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. by, by-: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. BY: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. by: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  3. BY: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  4. BY: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  5. by: Idioms [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. By: Easton Bible [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. by: A Dictionary of Quaternary Acronyms and Abbreviations [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. By, b'y, by: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. BY: Farrier & Hoofcare [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (by)

adverb:  so as to pass a given point
adverb:  in reserve; not for immediate use ("Put something by for her old age")

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Phrases that include by:   by election, by product, lay by, by and large, get by, more...

Words similar to by:   aside, away, bye, byes, past, side, more...

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