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Meaning of GO BY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be or act in accordance with; "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"
  2. [v]  be called; go by a certain name; "She goes by her maiden name again"
  3. [v]  pass 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"
  4. [v]  pass by, as of time
 
 Synonyms: elapse, glide by, go along, go past, go under, lapse, pass, pass by, slide by, slip away, slip by, surpass, travel by
 
 See Also: advance, conform to, fell, fly, fly by, follow, go, go on, locomote, march on, move, move on, pass on, progress, run by, skirt, travel, vanish, whisk by, zip by

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Go"-by`\, n.
A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting
away; a shifting off; adieu; as, to give a proposal the
go-by.

      Some songs to which we have given the go-by. --Prof.
                                               Wilson.

 

 

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