bystander

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noun by·stand·er \ˈbī-ˌstan-dər\

Definition of bystander

  1. :  one present but not taking part in a situation or event :  a chance spectator

Examples of bystander in a sentence

  1. Two innocent bystanders were injured in the shooting.

  2. <bystanders rushed to help the victim of the mugging>

1584

First Known Use of bystander

1584


BYSTANDER Defined for English Language Learners

bystander

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noun by·stand·er \ˈbī-ˌstan-dər\

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

bystander

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noun by·stand·er \ˈbī-ˌstan-dər\

Definition of bystander for Students

  1. :  a person present or standing near but taking no part in what is going on



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