Translation of "standby" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk /ˈstænd.baɪ/ us /ˈstænd.baɪ/ plural standbys

something that 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. 天氣不好時,棋類遊戲是個不錯的哄孩子們開心的備用選擇。
There are standby generators but these usually only have to work for a few hours a year during power cuts. 有備用發電機,不過通常一年只在斷電時使用幾個小時。
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. 醫院隨時準備接受撞車事故的傷患。

also standby ticket a cheap ticket sold just before a flight or a performance if there is a seat available


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