stander

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stander an organism (person or animal) that stands "a crowd of sitters and standers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stander One who stands.
    • Stander Same as Standel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stander One who or that which stands. One who keeps an upright position, resting on the feet.
    • n stander One who or that which remains in a specified place, situation, state, condition, etc.; specifically, a tree left for growth when other trees are felled.
    • n stander A supporter; an adherent.
    • n stander A sentinel; a picket.
    • n stander plural In the early church, the highest class of penitents: a mistranslation of consistentes (συνισ, σ1τάμενοι), properly ‘bystanders.’
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Usage

In literature:

Suddenly one demon spotted me, a smiling by-stander.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Some distinguish objects and colours in a light so obscure that the standers-by cannot distinguish the same with their eyes.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
It was a critical moment, but luckily the temper of the by-standers was in mood to be amused.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
This in metaphorical language is called lifting a horse, because, to a bye-stander, it looks like it.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
Help, you the standers-by!
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
There seemed not to be in it to the standers by so much as a strong struggle of nature.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
The assassin, intent, alert, would have fired again had not a by-stander felled him to the floor.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
I had buttoned my trowsers up, and ceased feeling and asking; but the instant she was gone, out I pulled my stiff-stander.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
So now, as each small boy came up and drew his ticket, it was seized and opened by Flashman, or some other of the standers-by.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
The by-standers drew near.
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
Several of the by-standers started at once for the nearest farm-houses to procure the needful tools.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Here I stopped, and called upon the by-standers.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
The by-standers caught him, as he tottered and seemed about to fall.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
The by-standers expressed with much concern their terror at the event and the Princess hastened after the stricken Sovereign.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
He bled so that the by-standers decided that he was dying and sent him to the hospital.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
He opened his eyes and looked wonderingly at the by-standers, like somebody who is awaking from a heavy dream.
"Through Night to Light" by Friedrich Spielhagen
The vandals had achieved their work, and the crowd of by-standers, lit up by the flames, gloated over the spectacle.
"Garrick's Pupil" by Auguston Filon
Do not think of by-standers and lookers-on; think only of the individual to whom you are addressing yourself.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The by-standers observed only the signs of physical pain.
"The Alpine Fay" by Elisabeth Buerstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
The quarrel was intensified by the laughter of the by-standers who took in the situation accurately.
"The Strange Story of Harper's Ferry" by Joseph Barry
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In poetry:

He, notic'd by a stander-by,
"Could read a book, or make a pye."
This friend perceiv'd the lad had spirit;
Lent authors to improve his merit.
"Preferment" by William Hutton
"A beggar-child" (let's hear this third!)
"Sat on a quay's edge: like a bird
Sang to herself at careless play,
And fell into the stream. 'Dismay!
Help, you the standers-by!' None stirred.
"Tray" by Robert Browning

In news:

Ross Stander of Bridgewater looks at books in the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library.
Stander's Medi HYDRA PAK Wins Innovation Award at Spring Medtrade 2012 Product Show.
And when this happens, the egg balancers and broom standers come out of the woodwork.
There are no statistics that I know of to back this up, but folks who come here from, say, the Northeast notice it right away: We are a city of escalator standers .
Sure enough, far more standers than walkers.
He knows why we're standers .
Police say Monday's deadly shooting at the Clinton-Peabody Apartment Complex in St Louis claimed the life of an innocent by- stander .
Dark Romantic Comedy Directed by: Preston Sturges Starring: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Lionel Stander, Barbara Lawrence, Edgar Kennedy.
Comedy Directed by: Preston Sturges Starring: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Lionel Stander, Barbara Lawrence, Edgar Kennedy.
Stander's LifeStrength Wristband Wins Award for Innovation at Spring Medtrade 2012 Product Show.
Stanley Stander, Jr will be in Grant County District Court on Monday where he faces several charges in connection to a police chase.
O'Connor: Are you an escalator walker or stander.
Guardian film critic Sam Stander was among the crowds this past weekend as the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off its programming.
We were pushing a small section of timber towards Rob, a stander, when I jumped the buck and a couple of does.
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In science:

By estimating such quantile curves, we obtain more detailed distributional information about the underlying process than the mean and the variability based on covariances; see Yu, Lu and Stander (2003) and Koenker (2005) for more discussions.
Local linear quantile estimation for nonstationary time series
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