1. [ verb ] pass by, as of time
Synonyms: pass elapse go_along slip_away glide_by slip_by slide_by lapse
Related terms: advance fly lapse
2. [ verb ] pass by
Synonyms: pass pass_by go_past surpass travel_by

"A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window" "He passed his professor in the hall" "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

Related terms: travel fly_by zip_by skirt run_by passerby
3. [ verb ] be called; go by a certain name
Synonyms: go_under

"She goes by her maiden name again"

4. [ verb ] be or act in accordance with

"Go by this rule and you'll be safe"

Related terms: follow
Similar spelling:   goby