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 ?
THE BYSTANDERS GENERALLY [demonstrating against police espionage] Course they could.
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.
Weak with recent illness; stupified by the blows and the suddenness of the attack; terrified by the fierce growling of the dog, and the brutality of the man; overpowered by the conviction of the bystanders that he really was the hardened little wretch he was described to be; what could one poor child do
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.
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.
Then, without waiting to receive the compliments of the bystanders on the victory be had won, he retreated to his own bedchamber, and considering himself in a state of siege, piled all the portable furniture against the door by way of barricade.
The two carters constantly passed in and out of the exhibition-room, under various disguises, protesting aloud that the sight was better worth the money than anything they had beheld in all their lives, and urging the bystanders, with tears in their eyes, not to neglect such a brilliant gratification.