bystander

  • 1bystander — 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

  • 2Bystander — 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

  • 3bystander — 1610s, from BY (Cf. by) + STAND (Cf. stand) ER (Cf. er) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4bystander — onlooker, looker on, witness, eyewitness, *spectator, observer, beholder …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5bystander — [n] person who watches eyewitness, gaper*, kibitzer*, looker on, observer, onlooker, passerby, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness; concept 423 Ant. participant …

    New thesaurus

  • 6bystander — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7bystander — [bī′stan΄dər] n. a person who stands near but does not participate; mere onlooker …

    English World dictionary

  • 8bystander — 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

  • 9bystander — n. an innocent bystander * * * [ baɪˌstændə] an innocent bystander …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10bystander — [[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

  • 11bystander — 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

  • 12bystander — noun (C) someone who watches what is happening without taking part; onlooker: innocent bystander: Several innocent bystanders were killed by the blast …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13bystander — A person who stands near; a person who has no concern with the business which is being transacted. State v Jones, 102 Mo 305, 307. A person present in court but not participating in or connected with the proceedings. A witness, being a… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14bystander — noun Date: 1584 one present but not taking part in a situation or event ; a chance spectator …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15bystander — /buy stan deuhr/, n. a person present but not involved; chance spectator; onlooker. [1610 20; BY + STANDER] Syn. observer, viewer, passerby, witness; rubberneck, sidewalk superintendent. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16bystander — noun a person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator …

    Wiktionary

  • 17bystander — by·stand·er (biґstan dər) that which is only incidentally involved in a process …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18bystander — Synonyms and related words: TV viewer, abutter, adjoiner, attestant, attestator, attester, beholder, bird watcher, borderer, cojuror, compurgator, deponent, drugstore cowboy, earwitness, eyewitness, gaper, gazer, gazer on, girl watcher, goggler,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19bystander — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spectator, onlooker. See presence. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. onlooker, watcher, spectator, witness; see observer 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. observer, onlooker, witness, eyewitness, spectator …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20bystander — by|stand|er [ˈbaıˌstændə US ər] n someone who watches what is happening without taking part = ↑onlooker ▪ Several innocent bystanders were killed by the blast …

    Dictionary of contemporary English