Definitions for bystanderˈbaɪˌstæn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

by•stand•erˈbaɪˌstæn dər(n.)

  1. a person present but not involved; onlooker.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bystander(noun)

    a nonparticipant spectator

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bystander(noun)ˈbaɪˌstæn dər

    sb who sees sth exciting or bad happen

    Innocent bystanders were caught in the gunfire.


  1. bystander(Noun)

    a person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bystander(noun)

    one who stands near; a spectator; one who has no concern with the business transacting


  1. Bystander

    Bystander, a British weekly tabloid magazine, featured reviews, topical sketches, and short stories. Published from Fleet Street, it was established in 1903 by George Holt Thomas. Its first editor, William Comyns Beaumont, later edited from 1928-1932. It was notably popular in World War I for its publication of the "Old Bill" cartoons by Bruce Bairnsfather. The magazine also employed many notable artists including H. M. Bateman, W. Heath Robinson, Howard Elcock, Helen McKie, Will Owen, Edmund Blampied and L. R. Brightwell. It also published some of the earliest stories of Daphne du Maurier, as well as short stories by Saki, including "Filboid Studge, the Story of a Mouse that Helped." The magazine ran until 1940, when it merged with the Tatler.

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a person who watches but does not take part.

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