Synonyms for stand-by
- way out
Antonyms for stand-by
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAND-BY
There was the Bald'in, stand-by old and good as bread; and there were all the rest.
At last the maneuver was completed and the engines shut down to stand-by.
The remainder of the birds we cooked later in the day, intending them as a stand-by.
However, the great “stand-by,” as they say out in that land, was the fish.
Down your helm,” roared the captain; “stand-by to lower away the boats.
We keep the chiropractors on stand-by duty when we go riding with Plemp.
Let me be just her stand-by, her perching-place; never-never her cage!'
I had with me also two dozen bottles of the "Incomprehensible" as a sort of stand-by.
With an anchor like the stand-by, chain is best for all boats that have a place to stow it.
The cook was the fourth, and the 'boy' was left to stand-by.
also standby, 1796, originally nautical, of a vessel kept nearby for emergencies, from stand (v.) + by. In civil aviation, as an adjective meaning "without a booked ticket," from 1961. The verbal phrase stand by "await, support" is from 13c. As an order to hold one's self in readiness, it is recorded from 1660s.