bystander

[[t]ba͟ɪstændə(r)[/t]]
bystanders
N-COUNT
A bystander is a person who is present when something happens and who sees it but does not take part in it.

It looks like an innocent bystander was killed instead of you.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • bystander — I noun apprizer, attestant, attester, audience, beholder, corroborator, earwitness, enlightener, eye witness, indicator, informant, informer, insider, listener, looker, looker on, monitor, observer, one who bears witness, onlooker, passer by,… …   Law dictionary

  • Bystander — By stand er, n. [By + stander, equiv. to stander by; cf. AS. big standan to stand by or near.] One who stands near; a spectator; one who has no concern with the business transacting. [1913 Webster] He addressed the bystanders and scattered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bystander — 1610s, from BY (Cf. by) + STAND (Cf. stand) ER (Cf. er) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bystander — onlooker, looker on, witness, eyewitness, *spectator, observer, beholder …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bystander — [n] person who watches eyewitness, gaper*, kibitzer*, looker on, observer, onlooker, passerby, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness; concept 423 Ant. participant …   New thesaurus

  • bystander — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part …   English terms dictionary

  • bystander — [bī′stan΄dər] n. a person who stands near but does not participate; mere onlooker …   English World dictionary

  • bystander — UK [ˈbaɪˌstændə(r)] / US [ˈbaɪˌstændər] noun [countable] Word forms bystander : singular bystander plural bystanders someone who is in a particular place by chance when an accident or an unusual event happens but who is not directly connected… …   English dictionary

  • bystander — n. an innocent bystander * * * [ baɪˌstændə] an innocent bystander …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bystander — by|stand|er [ baı,stændər ] noun count someone who is in a particular place by chance when an accident or an unusual event happens but who is not directly connected with it: innocent bystander: Three innocent bystanders were wounded in the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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