Definitions for: Stand By

[v] be available or ready for a certain function or service
[v] be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
[v] not act or do anything; "He just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators"

Webster (1913) Definition: Stand"-by`, n.
One who, or that which, stands by one in need; something upon
which one relies for constant use or in an emergency.

Synonyms: adhere, stick about, stick around, stick by, stick to, stick with

See Also: be, forbear, refrain, wait

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