HyperDic: standby

English > 3 senses of the word standby:
NOUNartifactstandbysomething that can be relied on when needed
person standby, understudyan actor able to replace a regular performer when required
ADJECTIVEallstandbyready for emergency use
standby > pronunciation
Soundsstae'ndbay'
Rhymesalibi ... thereby: 16 rhymes with bay...
English > standby: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningReady for emergency use.
Examples
  • "a standby generator"
  • "a standby crew"
BroadersecondaryOf second rank or importance or value
English > standby: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningSomething that can be relied on when needed.
BroaderthingAn artifact
Verbsstand bybe available or ready for a certain function or service
English > standby: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn actor able to replace a regular performer when required.
Synonymunderstudy
Broaderactor, histrion, player, thespian, role playerA theatrical performer
Spanishsuplente
Catalansuplent
Verbsstand bybe available or ready for a certain function or service

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