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English adjective: standby

1. standby ready for emergency use

SamplesA standby generator.
A standby crew.



English noun: standby

1. standby (artifact) something that can be relied on when needed

Broader (hypernym)thing

2. standby (person) an actor able to replace a regular performer when required


Broader (hypernym)actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian

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