Translation of "standby" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

standby

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

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

(尤指爲應付出現故障時的)備用設備,備用品,替代物
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

待命;備用;隨時準備
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)