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.

 

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