Sinhala Dictionary definitions for by

by 🔊 /bajˈ/

by : පාසා

by : පමණට

by : ළඟ

by : උප

by : කරණකොට

by : වෙත

by : අතුරු

by : විසින්

by : බැගින්

by : නිසා

by : අසල

by : වෙතින්

by : ලවා

by : ළඟින්

by : සමීපයෙහි

by : මඟින්

by : පමණින්

by : වෙන්ව

by definition


  1. In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along with; as, come and sit by me.
  2. On; along; in traversing. Compare 5.
  3. Near to, while passing; hence, from one to the other side of; past; as, to go by a church.
  4. Used in specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a cabin twenty feet by forty.
  5. Against.
  6. With, as means, way, process, etc.; through means of; with aid of; through; through the act or agency of; as, a city is destroyed by fire; profit is made by commerce; to take by force.


  1. Near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there was no person by at the time.
  2. Passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by.
  3. Aside; as, to lay by; to put by.

Adjective. Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc.