thereby


thereby

adverb

  1. by that; by means of that.
  2. in that connection or relation: Thereby hangs a tale.
  3. by or near that place.
  4. Scot. about that number, quantity, or degree.

adverb

  1. by that means; because of that
  2. archaic by or near that place; thereabouts

adv.Old English þærbig “by means of or because of that;” see there + by. Cf. German dabei, Dutch daarbij.

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