View definitions for stand by

stand by

verb as in back up

verb as in befriend

verb as in second

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Example Sentences

“In the end, she was a Kennedy-stand-by-your-man gal,” said producer B. J. Rack, who had worked on two films with Schwarzenegger.

As a founding member of JStreet, Peratis could have left her stereotypical beliefs about settlers for once on stand-by mode.

Interestingly, Sinclair remains stunningly untarnished in France over her devout stand-by-her-man stance.

This alternative arrangement was a stand-by in case of breakdown of the steam pipes to these engines.

At last the maneuver was completed and the engines shut down to stand-by.

The standard tap and the first and second stand-by taps were no longer tapping power from the main generators.

"I betche the boys ain't gitting enough old stand-by-yuh chuck," he decided at length.

The two men eagerly lighted one each, and then, taking a few more as a stand-by, proceeded to explore.


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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stand-by, such as: remedy, aid, appeal, choice, expediency, and expedient.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.