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bystandern. [By + stander, equiv. to stander-by; cf. AS. big-standan to stand by or near.].
     One who stands near; a spectator; one who has no concern with the business transacting.  [1913 Webster]
    "He addressed the bystanders and scattered pamphlets among them."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Looker on; spectator; beholder; observer.


bystander, n. a person who stands by but does not take part; a mere spectator.



TV-viewer, abutter, adjoiner, attestant, attestator, attester, beholder, bird-watcher, borderer, cojuror, compurgator, deponent, drugstore cowboy, earwitness, eyewitness, gaper, gazer, gazer-on, girl-watcher, goggler, immediate neighbor, informant, informer, kibitzer, looker, looker-on, neighbor, neighborer, observer, ogler, onlooker, passerby, perceiver, percipient, seer, sidewalk superintendent, spectator, spectatress, spectatrix, swearer, tangent, televiewer, television-viewer, testifier, video-gazer, viewer, voucher, watcher, witness




N presence, occupancy, occupation, attendance, whereness, permeation, pervasion, diffusion, ubiety, ubiquity, ubiquitariness, omnipresence, bystander, present, occupying, inhabiting, moored, resiant, resident, residentiary, domiciled, ubiquitous, ubiquitary, omnipresent, universally present, peopled, populous, full of people, inhabited, here, there, where, everywhere, aboard, on board, at home, afield, here there and everywhere, in presence of, before, under the eyes of, under the nose of, in the face of, in propria persona, on the spot, in person, in the flesh, nusquam est qui ubique est.


N nearness, proximity, propinquity, vicinity, vicinage, neighborhood, adjacency, contiguity, short distance, short step, short cut, earshot, close quarters, stone's throw, bow shot, gun shot, pistol shot, hair's breadth, span, purlieus, neighborhood, vicinage, environs, alentours, suburbs, confines, banlieue, borderland, whereabouts, bystander, neighbor, borderer, approach, convergence, perihelion, near, nigh, close at hand, near at hand, close, neighboring, bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining, proximate, proximal, at hand, handy, near the mark, near run, home, intimate, near, nigh, hard by, fast by, close to, close upon, hard upon, at the point of, next door to, within reach, within call, within hearing, within earshot, within an ace of, but a step, not far from, at no great distance, on the verge of, on the brink of, on the skirts of, in the environs, at one's door, at one's feet, at one's elbow, at one's finger's end, at one's side, on the tip of one's tongue, under one's nose, within a stone's throw, in sight of, in presence of, at close quarters, cheek by jole, cheek by jowl, beside, alongside, side by side, tete-a-tete, in juxtaposition, yardarm to yardarm, at the heels of, on the confines of, at the threshold, bordering upon, verging to, in the way, about, hereabouts, thereabouts, roughly, in round numbers, approximately, approximatively, as good as, well-nigh.


N spectator, beholder, observer, looker-on, onlooker, witness, eyewitness, bystander, passer by, sightseer, rubberneck, rubbernecker, spy, sentinel.

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