Translation of "standby" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (READY) 备用 uk us /ˈstænd.baɪ/ (plural standbys)

something which is always ready for use, especially if a regular one fails

Board games are a good standby to keep the children amused if the weather is bad. 天气不好时,棋类游戏是个不错的哄孩子们开心的备用选择。
There are standby generators but these usually only have to work for a few hours a year during power cuts. 有备用发电机,不过通常一年只在断电时使用几个小时。
on standby

When a person or a thing is on standby, they are ready to be used if necessary

Hospitals are on standby ready to deal with casualties from the crash. 医院随时准备着接纳撞车事故的伤者。

(Translation of “standby noun (READY)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)