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by·stand·er

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

(ˈbaɪˌstændə)
n
a person present but not involved; onlooker; spectator
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by•stand•er

(ˈbaɪˌstæn dər)

n.
a person present but not involved; onlooker.
[1610–20]
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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"
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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
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bystander

noun
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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
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bystander

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

[ˈbaɪˌstændəʳ] nastante m/f, spettatore/trice
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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
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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
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References in classic literature ?
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.
"Infernal impudence!" said a bystander; "wanted to come and take a quiet look at his work, I reckon -- didn't expect any company."
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'.
One of the bystanders interrupted him, saying: "Now, my good man, if this be all true there is no need of witnesses.
While uttering these words he showed such weakness that the bystanders expected each return of faintness would take his life with it.
'You see he knows me!' cried Nancy, appealing to the bystanders.
After I had spoken to them about it, they began playing at "touch" in and out of the group of bystanders.
As Tom talked, declaring there could be no God, the stranger smiled and winked at the bystanders. He and Tom became friends and were much together.
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.
This confession, though delivered rather in terms of contrition, as it appeared, did not at all mollify Mrs Deborah, who now pronounced a second judgment against her, in more opprobrious language than before; nor had it any better success with the bystanders, who were now grown very numerous.
The croupiers glanced around them, and exchanged a few words; the bystanders murmured expectantly.
On all occasions, the bystanders listen with profound attention; and at the end of every sentence respond one word in unison, apparently equivalent to an amen.