WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: beside, near to)vicino a prep
 The keys are by the door over there.
 Le chiavi sono là, vicino alla porta.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: around)vicino a prep
 There's a drinking fountain by the tennis court.
 C'è una fontanella vicino al campo da tennis.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: past)davanti a prep
 We always walk by the post office on the way to work.
 Passiamo sempre davanti all'ufficio postale, andando al lavoro.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: distance measure)per, di prep
 The ball missed the window by a metre.
 La palla ha mancato la finestra per un metro.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: not later than)per prep
  entro prep
 You must have the report done by Monday.
 Devi aver finito la relazione per lunedì.
 Devi finire la relazione entro lunedì.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via: using the means of)in, con prep
 Should we go by car or by taxi?
 Andiamo in auto o in taxi?
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via: using a route)per, da prep
 I usually go by New York when I fly to Europe.
 Di solito passo per New York quando vado in Europa con l'aereo.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (invention, composition of)di prep
 Hamlet is a play by Shakespeare.
 Amleto è un'opera teatrale di Shakespeare.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (according to)col prep + art
  di prep
 I know him by his first name.
 Lo conosco col nome di battesimo.
 Lo conosco di nome.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (unit of measure)a prep
  all' prep + art
 She bought eggs by the dozen.
 We get paid by the hour.
 Ha comprato uova a pacchi di dodici.
 Veniamo pagati all'ora.
 
Additional Translations
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (during)di prep
 The street is noisy by day but very quiet by night.
 La strada è rumorosa di giorno, ma molto tranquilla di notte.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (with the authority of)per prep
 By the authority vested in me, I proclaim you husband and wife.
 Per l'autorità conferitami, vi dichiaro marito e moglie.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in conformity with)secondo prep
 He does everything by the book.
 Lui fa tutto secondo il libro.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the basis of)per prep
 They met by chance.
 Si sono incontrati per caso.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (after, serially)dopo prep
  a prep
 Things got more tense minute by minute.
 They walked down the road two by two.
 Le cose si facevano più tese minuto dopo minuto.
 Camminavano per la strada due a due.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (multiply)per prep
 Two by four is eight.
 Due per quattro fa otto.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (divide)per prep
 Twelve divided by six is two.
 Dodici diviso per sei fa due.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (horse paternity, sired by)figlio di nm
 Screaming Thunder, by Screaming Eagle, won the Preakness.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (describing compass points)traduzione non disponibile
 Head north by northeast.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (agent in passives)da prep
 The tree was cut down by his neighbour.
 L'albero è stato tagliato dal suo vicino.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicating means)tramite, grazie a prep
Nota: Spesso sostituito dal gerundio passato.
 By finishing her homework early, she was able to join her friends.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (accompanying conditions)a prep
 We love to eat by candlelight.
  Segnala un errore

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
"be obsessed with
by"
"fissarsi di + verbo, su + sostantivo" v rif
abide by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (obey)attenersi a vi
   (regole)rispettare vtr
absorbed by adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (person: engrossed in)assorbito da
  assorto in
 He was so absorbed by the experiment he was running that he got locked in the lab overnight.
absorbed by adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." literal (liquid: soaked up by)assorbito da
 Sutures are made of a material that is absorbed by the body.
 It rained so much that the water could no longer be absorbed by the soil.
address by counsel   (legale)arringa nf
along by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." UK (along the length of, next to)a fianco di
  lungo il fianco di
as attested by come attestato da
as by law enacted a norma di legge
attended by seguito da
baptism by fire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult first experience, initiation)  (prima difficile esperienza, iniziazione)battesimo del fuoco nm
 My first day as a math teacher was a baptism of fire. The pupils just wouldn't keep quiet !
 Il terremoto ha costituito un vero e proprio battesimo del fuoco per la nuova centrale operativa della Protezione Civile.
baptism by fire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (first combat experience for a soldier)battesimo del fuoco nm
 Bullets were flying all around and people were dying; it was truly a baptism by fire.
 È stato un vero e proprio battesimo del fuoco per i nuovi arrivati nella base italiana a Falluja.
be advised by essere consigliato da
be affected by   (to feel the effects of)risentire di v
be affected by   (to feel the effects of)subire l'influenza di v
be assisted by essere affiancato da pp
be attended by [sth] v (be accompanied by [sth])essere accompagnato da
be attracted by [sth] v (find [sth] appealing)essere attratto da
be besotted by [sb] v (be infatuated with [sb])essere infatuato di vi
be bounded by essere legato da
be caused by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (result from)essere causato da vi
 Many of his physical problems were really caused by a poor diet when he was a child.
 The problems with your lawn may be caused by too much water.
be characterized by [sth] v (have [sth] as an identifying trait)essere caratterizzato da vi
be constituted by essere costituito da
be controlled by [sb] v (person: be manipulated by [sb])essere manipolato da vi
be directed by [sb] v (film: have as director)  (film)essere diretto da vi
be directed by [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (film, project: be coordinated by [sb])essere diretto da vi
be directed by [sb] v (be controlled by [sb])essere controllato da vi
be divided by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (have differing opinions on)avere opinioni divergenti vi
be divided by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (arithmetic: to be separated into equal quantities)essere diviso in, essere ripartito vi
be followed by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (precede, come before)essere seguito da vi
 The calm is always followed by the storm.
be formed by [sth] v (be created by [sth]: a process, etc.)essere formato da vi
be frightened by [sth] v (be startled or scared by [sth])essere impaurito da vi
be guided by essere guidato da
be hired by [sb] v (do contract work for [sb])essere ingaggiato da vi
be hired by [sb] v (be employed by [sb])essere assunto da vi
be hit by a car v (be knocked down by a motor vehicle)venir preso sotto da un'auto vi
be hit by lightning v (be struck by electrical bolt)venire colpito da un fulmine vi
be hosted by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be compared by)essere condotto da vi
be hosted by viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be guest of)essere ospitato da vi
be inspired by [sth] v (feel motivated by [sth])essere ispirato da vi
be known by essere conosciuto da
be led by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be guided by)farsi guidare da, farsi guidare dai consigli di, farsi consigliare da vi
 I will be led by my doctor's advice.
be led by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be managed by)essere guidato da, essere gestito da vi
 The research project was led by a university professor.
be limited by essere limitato da
be made by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be manufactured or crafted by)essere prodotto da, essere fatto da vi
 This beautiful cap was made by native Peruvians.
be managed by [sb] v (person: be subordinate to [sb])essere sotto di vi
be managed by [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (project: be handled by [sb])essere gestito da vi
be marked by [sth] v (person: be emotionally affected by [sth])  (figurato)essere segnato da vi
be marked by [sth] v (occasion: be commemorated by [sth])essere commemorato vi
be powered by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (run or function on)essere alimentato da vi
 Most cars are powered by petrol.
be produced by [sb] v (film: be funded by [sb])  (film)essere prodotto da vi
be provided by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be supplied by)essere fornito da vi
 Staff uniforms will be provided by the employer.
 Le uniformi sono fornite dal datore di lavoro.
be regulated by essere regolato da
be relied upon by [sb] v (be trusted or depended on by [sb])qn fa conto su qn vi
be seized by essere colto da
be sponsored by [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (receive funding from [sb])essere sponsorizzato da vi
be spurred on by [sth] v (be motivated or moved to act by [sth])essere spronato da vi
be struck by [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become strongly aware of [sth])  (figurato)essere fortemente colpito da
be surrounded by v (be enclosed or encircled by)essere circondato da vi
be turned on by eccitarsi per
be united by [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have [sth] as a common concern)essere uniti da qc vi
  avere qc in comune vi
be up by vtr phrasal informal (have increased by: an amount)essere aumentato di, essere cresciuto di, essere salito di vi
be written by vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (have as author)essere scritto da vi
 The story was written by Edgar Allan Poe.
 Questo romanzo è stato scritto da Edgar Allan Poe.
begin by doing [sth] v (do [sth] first)iniziare da vi
beset by [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." figurative (assailed: by difficulties, doubts, etc.)  (figurato)assalito da agg
 She was suddenly beset by doubts as to his motives.
 Improvvisamente fu assalita dai dubbi riguardo ai suoi veri motivi.
bit by bit pezzo dopo pezzo
bitten by the love bug   (modo di dire)colpito dall'amore
blow by viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be swept past by the wind)essere trascinato da vi
  svolazzare trascinato dal vento vi
 A paper bag blew by me on a windy day.
blow by [sb] vi + prep (be swept past)svolazzare a fianco a qlcn vtr
  passare a fianco a qlcn svolazzando vtr
blow-by-blow
blow by blow
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(step by step, as it happened)  (precisamente, in ogni dettaglio)per filo e per segno adj
 The eyewitness gave a blow-by-blow description of the horrific event.
 Mi ha detto dell'accaduto per filo e per segno.
  in ogni dettaglio adj
 Mi ha informato dell'incidente in ogni dettaglio.
bounded by [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." figurative (limited)  (figurato)limitato da qlcs pp
bounded by [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounded)circondato da qlcs pp
brush by sfiorare passando
by a great deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a large amount or extent)di gran lunga avv
 The Indian Ocean is smaller than the Pacific Ocean by a great deal.
 Marcello è di gran lunga il miglior studente del conservatorio e sarà senz'altro un concertista di successo.
by a hair advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a very slight margin, only just)per un pelo avv
by a hair's breadth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by the slightest margin)per un pelo idiom
 The horse won by a hair's breadth.
 Che paura, sono vivo per un pelo!
by a majority advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by most people, by more than half)a maggioranza avv
 They were able to pass their laws by a majority vote of 51 to 49.
 Il progetto di legge è stato approvato a maggioranza.
by a narrow margin advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a very small number or amount)di stretta misura avv
 He was elected president by a narrow margin.
 Il candidato locale ha vinto le elezioni di stretta misura.
  con un margine ristretto avv
 La gara è stata vinta ancora dai francesi, stavolta con un margine molto ristretto.
by a show of hands advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with an impromptu vote)per alzata di mano avv
 Our class decided to continue reading the novel by a show of hands.
 Voteremo per alzata di mano.
by accident advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (mistakenly, not intentionally)per errore avv
  involontariamente avv
by acclamation per acclamazione
by air advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via aeroplane)in aereo avv
by air advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through the atmosphere)via etere avv
by airmail advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (postal delivery: via plane)via posta aerea, tramite posta aerea avv
 All letters from the U.S. to Africa go by airmail these days; surface mail isn't available.
 La spedizione avverrà via posta aerea.
  per via aerea avv
 La lettera sarà spedita per via aerea.
by airplane con l'aereo
by all accounts advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (according to everyone)a detta di tutti avv
by all means advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (of course, certainly)assolutamente avv
  certamente avv
by and by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a while from now)tra breve, tra poco avv
by and by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (after a while)poco dopo avv
 Be patient! I'll get around to it by and by.
 Poco dopo se ne andò.
by and large advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in general, on the whole)in generale avv
  in linea di massima avv
by any chance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (possibly)per caso avv
 Would you by any chance be able to lend me $10?
 Per caso servite le pizze a domicilio?
by any means advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in any way, via any method)con ogni mezzo avv
 Nella giungla bisogna sopravvivere con ogni mezzo.
  ad ogni costo avv
 Arriverò in tempo, ad ogni costo.
by any standard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by no matter what measure)sotto ogni punto di vista avv
by auction   (generale)all'asta adj
by birth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through one's family)per nascita avv
 The U.S. Constitution requires the president to be American by birth, not a naturalized citizen.
 Sono di sangue blu e lo sono per nascita.
by bus advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (travel or transport: on a bus)in autobus avv
by cable via cavo
100 successive Segnala un errore
'by' found in these entries
In the English description:
Italiano:


Forum discussions with the word(s) 'by' in the title:
Discussioni nei forum nel cui titolo è presente la parola 'by':

Play and learn: visit WordReference Games
See Google Translate's machine translation of 'by'.

In other languages: Spanish | French | Portuguese | German | Russian | Polish | Romanian | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App
Segnala una pubblicità inappropriata.