Translation of "standby" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (READY) 備用 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。

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