Definition of bystander
: one present but not taking part in a situation or event : a chance spectator
Examples of bystander in a sentence
Two innocent bystanders were injured in the shooting.
<bystanders rushed to help the victim of the mugging>
First Known Use of bystander
BYSTANDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bystander for English Language Learners
: a person who is standing near but not taking part in what is happening
BYSTANDER Defined for Kids
Definition of bystander for Students
: a person present or standing near but taking no part in what is going on
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