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Meaning of bystander by Wiktionary Dictionary

bystander


    Etymology

    by- +‎ stander

    Noun

    bystander ( plural: bystanders )

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


Explanation of bystander by Wordnet Dictionary

bystander


    Noun
    1. a nonparticipant spectator



    Definition of bystander by GCIDE Dictionary

    bystander


    1. Bystander n. [By + stander, equiv. to stander-by; cf. AS. big-standan to stand by or near.] One who stands near; a spectator; one who has no concern with the business transacting.

      He addressed the bystanders and scattered pamphlets among them. Palfrey.

      Syn. -- Looker on; spectator; beholder; observer.