stand-by

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb
    (written as stand by)
    to refuse to change something you have said
  • phrasal verb
    (written as stand by)
    to stand and watch, without getting involved
  • phrasal verb
    (written as stand by)
    to give help

Military

  • noun an act of standing by
  • verb
    (written as stand by)
    to be ready to do something

Travel

  • adjective referring to a ticket sold at a lower price shortly before the departure of a flight when there are empty seats remaining on the aircraft
  • adjective referring to a passenger who travels with a standby ticket
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