Meaning of BY in English

BY

n.

Pronunciation: ' b ī

Function: adverb

Date: before 12th century

1 a : close at hand : NEAR b : at or to another's home <stop by >

2 : PAST <saw him go by >

3 : ASIDE , AWAY

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.