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Meaning of GO BY

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Go"-by`\, n.
A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting
away; a shifting off; adieu; as, to give a proposal the

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