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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.
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.
On a standby basis: flew standby to New York.
on standby
1. Ready and available.
2. As a standby passenger.
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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.
5. kept ready for use as a substitute: a standby player.
6. of, for, or traveling as a standby: a standby flight.
7. as a standby: to fly standby to Rome.
on standby, ready to act immediately when called upon.
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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"
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en attente
pripravljenostv pripravljenosti


stand-by [ˈstændbaɪ]
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
[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
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(= 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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Rabiot, who has six France caps, was not included in the 23-man squad for the World Cup but placed on standby in case one of the first-choice players was hurt before the final deadline for submitting the squad on June 4.In a change from the policy Deschamps adopted before the last World Cup and before Euro 2016, the standbys will not join the squad at the French training centre at Clairefontaine.
Subsequent inspection showed the standby alternator he had paid to have installed was really an automobile alternator, that the wiring was a rat's nest of fumbled connections and loose wires not connected to anything.
By achieving a new low in standby power, the controller exceeds European Code of Conduct (CoC)Tier 2 and U.S.
The standby period will be from March 1 to August 31.
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"The addition of Automatic Standby Mode further simplifies things for the driver by eliminating any need for manual input in putting the truck in standby mode to prevent overload."

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