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standby

stand·by

standby

 
pronunciation:
staend baI
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: standbys
definition 1: a person or thing that is always ready or available.
definition 2: the state of being in readiness, as an airline traveler who waits for a space made available by a cancellation.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: available for emergency use.
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