standby

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Related to on standby: in earnest, readied

stand·by

 (stănd′bī′)
n. pl. stand·bys
1. One that can always be relied on, as in an emergency.
2. One kept in readiness to serve as a substitute.
3. A mode of operation for a computer, television, or other electronic device in which the power is on and the device is ready for immediate use.
adj.
1. Kept in reserve for use when needed: a standby generator.
2. Of, relating to, or waiting for unreserved travel space that is made available by an airline only shortly before departure: standby passengers.
adv.
On a standby basis: flew standby to New York.
Idiom:
on standby
1. Ready and available.
2. As a standby passenger.

stand•by

(ˈstændˌbaɪ)

n., pl. -bys,
adj., adv. n.
1. a staunch supporter or adherent.
2. something upon which one can rely, as for regular use.
3. something or someone held ready to serve as a substitute, as in an emergency.
4. a traveler assured of transportation, as on a plane, only when another passenger cancels.
adj.
5. kept ready for use as a substitute: a standby player.
6. of, for, or traveling as a standby: a standby flight.
adv.
7. as a standby: to fly standby to Rome.
Idioms:
on standby, ready to act immediately when called upon.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standby - something that can be relied on when needed
thing - an artifact; "how does this thing work?"
2.standby - an actor able to replace a regular performer when requiredstandby - an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
Adj.1.standby - ready for emergency use; "a standby generator"; "a standby crew"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"

standby

adjective
Translations
en attente
pripravljenostv pripravljenosti

standby

stand-by [ˈstændbaɪ]
n
to be a good standby → être très utile
Eggs are a great standby → Les œufs sont toujours très utiles en cas de besoin.
to be on standby [ambulance, troops] → se tenir prêt(e) (à intervenir)
to be put on standby [troops] → être mis(e) en état d'alerte
adj
[provisions] → de réserve
[ticket, flight] → en stand-by, stand-by invstand-by generator ngénérateur m de secoursstand-by passenger npassager/ère m/f en stand-by, passager/ère m/f en attentestand-in [ˈstændɪn] n (gen)remplaçant(e) m/f; (for actor)doublure f

standby

n
(= person)Ersatz m, → Ersatzperson f; (Sport) → Ersatz- or Auswechselspieler(in) m(f); (= thing)Reserve f; (Aviat: = plane) → Entlastungsflugzeug nt; (= ticket)Stand-by-Ticket nt; (= passenger)Passagier, der mit einem Stand-by-Ticket reist
(= state of readiness) on standbyin Bereitschaft; (= ready for action)in Einsatzbereitschaft; to be on 24-hour standby24 Stunden Bereitschaftsdienst haben
(Tech) → Stand-by-Modus m, → Stand-by nt
adj attr (Mil, Sport) → Reserve-, Ersatz-; standby planeEntlastungsflugzeug nt; standby playerErsatz- or Reservespieler(in) m(f); standby ticketStand-by-Ticket nt
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