There are 3 translations of standby in Spanish:

standby1

Pronunciation: /ˈstændbaɪ/

n (plural -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 noun/delante del nombre) standby time tiempo (masculine) 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) [Aviation/Aviación] pasaje (masculine) or (Spain/España) billete (masculine) 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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There are 3 translations of standby in Spanish:

standby2

adj

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (ready for emergency) [generator/equipment] de emergencia, de reserva to be on standby duty estar* de guardia standby facility [Finance/Finanzas] línea (feminine) de crédito stand-by or de disposición inmediata 1.2 [Aviation/Aviación] [passenger/ticket/fare] stand-by (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable)

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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.

There are 3 translations of standby in Spanish:

standby3

adv

  • [fly/go] stand-by

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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.