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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bystander  \By"stand`er\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bystander 
  n  :  a  nonparticipant  spectator 




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