There are 3 translations of standby in Spanish:

standby1

Pronunciation: /ˈstændbaɪ/

n (pl -bys)

  • 1.1 (thing, person one can turn to) that old standby 'working late at the office' el viejo recurso de 'tengo que trabajar hasta tarde en la oficina' frozen meals are a useful standby in case unexpected guests arrive las comidas congeladas son muy socorridas si llegan visitas inesperadas you should always carry a spare fan belt as a standby siempre se debe llevar una correa de ventilador de repuesto por lo que pudiera pasar I'm here as a standby in case John can't play estoy de reserva or de suplente por si John no puede jugar
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    • Stored rainwater also is a good standby in times of emergencies such as power outages or during periods of extreme drought when wells dry up.
    • The tugboat is truly multi purpose, as it can lead oil tankers into port, repair petroleum pipes in the sea and act as a standby rescue boat.
    • They have a standby generator and five solar panels.
    1.2 (state of readiness) to be on standby [police/squadron] estar* en estado de alerta [appliance] estar* en posición de espera or en standby [engineer] estar* de guardia (before n) standby time tiempo (m) de autonomía
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    • Voters will go to the polls today with 95,000 police on the streets and 100,000 troops on standby for immediate deployment.
    • By spotting the danger signs early enough, a civil defence team can be put on standby to provide an immediate response to another flood.
    • As part of the government's rapid reaction force, 45 Commando are on permanent standby for deployment to anywhere in the world at very short notice.
    1.3standby (ticket) [Aviat] pasaje (m) or (Esp) billete (m) stand-by
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    • The seats are typically offered on standby basis and but have become increasingly hard for employees to nail down as many flights fly at record-full levels.
    • But cheap fares are filling the empty seats staffers used to use on standby.
    • The 74 passengers were put on standby for the next available flight.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of standby in Spanish:

standby2

adj

(before n)
  • 1.1 (ready for emergency) [generator/equipment] de emergencia, de reserva to be on standby duty estar* de guardia standby facility [Fin] línea (f) de crédito stand-by or de disposición inmediata 1.2 [Aviat] [passenger/ticket/fare] stand-by (adj inv)

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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of standby in Spanish:

standby3

adv

  • [fly/go] stand-by

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.