Bystander meaning

bīstăndər
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The definition of a bystander is a person who stands near but doesn't take part in an event.

Someone who happens to walk into a store while it's being robbed is an example of a bystander.

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A person who is present at an event without participating in it.
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A person who stands near but does not participate; mere onlooker.
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A person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator.
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