bystander


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by·stand·er

 (bī′stăn′dər)
n.
A person who is present at an event without participating in it.

bystander

(ˈbaɪˌstændə)
n
a person present but not involved; onlooker; spectator

by•stand•er

(ˈbaɪˌstæn dər)

n.
a person present but not involved; onlooker.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bystander - a nonparticipant spectator
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"

bystander

noun onlooker, passer-by, spectator, witness, observer, viewer, looker-on, watcher, eyewitness It looks like an innocent bystander was killed instead of you.
party, participant, contributor, partaker

bystander

noun
Translations
مُتَفَرِّج، مُشاهِد، واقِف على الحِيادمُشَاهِدٌ
divákpřihlížející
tilskuer
sivustakatsoja
promatrač
hlutlaus áhorfandi
傍観者
방관자
gledalec
åskådare
ผู้เห็นเหตุการณ์
người xem

bystander

[ˈbaɪˌstændəʳ] N (= spectator) → espectador(a) m/f; (= witness) → testigo mf
an innocent bystanderun transeúnte que pasaba/pasa por allí

bystander

[ˈbaɪstændər] nspectateur/trice m/f, badaud(e) m/f
an innocent bystander → un passant innocent, un simple passant

bystander

[ˈbaɪˌstændəʳ] nastante m/f, spettatore/trice

by

(bai) preposition
1. next to; near; at the side of. by the door; He sat by his sister.
2. past. going by the house.
3. through; along; across. We came by the main road.
4. used (in the passive voice) to show the person or thing which performs an action. struck by a stone.
5. using. He's going to contact us by letter; We travelled by train.
6. from; through the means of. I met her by chance; by post.
7. (of time) not later than. by 6 o'clock.
8. during the time of.
9. to the extent of. taller by ten centimetres.
10. used to give measurements etc. 4 metres by 2 metres.
11. in quantities of. fruit sold by the kilo.
12. in respect of. a teacher by profession.
adverb
1. near. They stood by and watched.
2. past. A dog ran by.
3. aside; away. money put by for an emergency.
ˈbygones: let bygones be bygones
to forgive and forget past causes of ill-feeling.
ˈbypass noun
a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area. Take the bypass round the city.
verb
to avoid (a place) by taking such a road.
ˈby-product noun
something obtained or formed during the making of something else. Coal tar is a by-product of the process of obtaining gas from coal.
ˈbystander noun
a person who watches but does not take part.
by and by
after a short time. By and by, everyone went home.
by and large
mostly; all things considered. Things are going quite well, by and large.
by oneself
1. alone. He was standing by himself at the bus-stop.
2. without anyone else's help. He did the job (all) by himself.
by the way
incidentally. By the way, have you a moment to spare?

by is used for forms of transport: by train ; by aeroplane ; by land ; by sea

bystander

مُشَاهِدٌ přihlížející tilskuer Zuschauer θεατής espectador sivustakatsoja badaud promatrač spettatore 傍観者 방관자 toeschouwer tilskuer widz espectador зритель åskådare ผู้เห็นเหตุการณ์ izleyici người xem 旁观者
References in classic literature ?
If one of the family did but gurgle in his throat, a bystander would be likely enough to whisper, between jest and earnest,"He has Maule's blood to drink
So, I rubbed it off with all possible speed by turning into a street where I saw the great black dome of Saint Paul's bulging at me from behind a grim stone building which a bystander said was Newgate Prison.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
Not bad news, I hope,' said a sympathetic bystander.
A BYSTANDER [on the lady's right] He won't get no cab not until half-past eleven, missus, when they come back after dropping their theatre fares.
A bystander was hit by a hot halfpenny flying out of the air.
On the platform at Waterloo he had heard him timidly ask a bystander the way to the offices of the Bekwando Land and Gold Exploration Company, Limited.
Whenever the coach stops, and you can hear the voices of the inside passengers; or whenever any bystander addresses them, or any one among them; or they address each other; you will hear one phrase repeated over and over and over again to the most extraordinary extent.
Of the cloudy line of mules hastily tied to rings in the wall, one would bite another, or kick another, and then the whole mist would be disturbed: with men diving into it, and cries of men and beasts coming out of it, and no bystander discerning what was wrong.
A well-meaning bystander, yellow-legginged and purple-faced, said hoarsely over his red comforter, as she rose to her feet, that she 'oughtn't to be let to go'.
Pickwick had no leisure to observe either this or any other particular, the whole of his faculties being concentrated in the management of the animal attached to the chaise, who displayed various peculiarities, highly interesting to a bystander, but by no means equally amusing to any one seated behind him.
Meagre, indeed, and cold, was the sympathy that a transgressor might look for, from such bystanders, at the scaffold.