Synonyms of standby
- 1. standby, thing
- usage: something that can be relied on when needed
- 2. understudy, standby, actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
- usage: an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
- 1. standby, secondary (vs. primary)
- usage: ready for emergency use; "a standby generator"; "a standby crew"
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Definition and meaning of standby (Dictionary)