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 ?
And now, being a trifle choleric in his temperament, the lieutenant-governor uplifted the heavy hilt of his sword, wherewith he so beat and banged upon the door, that, as some of the bystanders whispered, the racket might have disturbed the dead.
Meagre, indeed, and cold, was the sympathy that a transgressor might look for, from such bystanders, at the scaffold.
An awe that cannot be named would steal over you as you sat by the side of this waning savage, and saw as strange things in his face, as any beheld who were bystanders when Zoroaster died.
Emotions of various sorts were all struggling together in the old man's face, and the two or three bystanders were astounded when they saw the handsome, stately girl fling herself on Mr.
I looked anxiously around; but the inquiry made no impression on any of the bystanders, if I except a man in gaiters, with one eye, who suggested that they had better put a brass collar round my neck, and tie me up in the stable.
The unemployed bystanders drew back when they saw me, and so I became aware of my sister - lying without sense or movement on the bare boards where she had been knocked down by a tremendous blow on the back of the head, dealt by some unknown hand when her face was turned towards the fire - destined never to be on the Rampage again, while she was the wife of Joe.
and passing onward, as if disdaining farther conference, he communed with his Moslem slaves in a language unknown to the bystanders.
When Red Death released him at last, he ran away like a very madman, pursued by the jeers of the bystanders.
Noureddin letting her go, seized Saouy's horse by the bridle, and, encouraged by the applause of the bystanders, dragged him to the ground, beat him severely, and left him in the gutter streaming with blood.
He stopped to listen, and, as one of the bystanders afterwards said, no one could forget the look of awe that came into his face as he heard that iron disc talking with a human voice.
I will do so very willingly," said Vivaldo; and as all the bystanders were equally eager they gathered round him, and he, reading in a loud voice, found that it ran as follows.
After I had spoken to them about it, they began playing at "touch" in and out of the group of bystanders.