What does it mean when you say standby?

What does it mean when you say standby?

ready or available for immediate action
on standby. : ready or available for immediate action or use.

What does standby mean in military terms?

“Standby” is what’s called a “preparatory command.” Usually the order to standby alerts a unit that it will be receiving some kind of marching orders — “standby to launch.” Unofficially, it’s used to tell junior members to be ready and wait.

What does it mean to stand by something?

transitive (stand by something) to continue to have a particular belief or opinion, even though other people have doubts about it or disagree with you. The doctors are standing by their claim that they are not at fault.

How do you use stand by?

be loyal to.

  1. Cabin crew, please stand by for takeoff.
  2. It takes anyone to stand by your side at your best.
  3. I’ll stand by you whatever happens.
  4. Stand by for further orders!
  5. I stand by what I said earlier.
  6. You cannot stand by and allow such a thing.
  7. Stand by for our Christmas competition.
  8. I will stand by what I said.

What is it called when you stand by something?

endorse. (also indorse), espouse, support, uphold.

How do you spell stand by?

or stand-by noun, plural stand·bys.

What does standby mean in the Air Force?

Standby Reserve – Comprised of Reserve members who have no military Reserve obligation, have been temporarily excused from Reserve participation, or have been designated as key or essential in their present civilian position.

Where do you stand by meaning?

to know what your opinion or situation is: I know where I stand on this issue – I’m against the war. When we’ve paid all our debts we’ll know where we stand. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases.

Does stand by mean wait?

If you are standing by, you are ready and waiting to provide help or to take action.

What is a 6 ring standby?

If you are placed on 6-ring standby, you may be called in to work at a moment’s notice, therefore–no consumption of alcohol. Exemptions. During a real-world event, the only exemption from a recall is being deployed on a contingency tasking.