Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun go_by

1 sense of goby

Sense 1
goby, gudgeon -- (small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker)
       => percoid fish, percoid, percoidean -- (any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb go_by

4 senses of go by

Sense 1
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along -- (pass by; "three years elapsed")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 2
travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass -- (move past; "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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
go by, go under -- (be called; go by a certain name; "She goes by her maiden name again")

Sense 4
go by -- (be or act in accordance with; "Go by this rule and you'll be safe")
       => follow, conform to -- (behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example")

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