Definition of Standdown

1. Noun. A suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness.

Exact synonyms: Stand-down
Generic synonyms: Abeyance, Suspension



2. Noun. (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action.
Exact synonyms: Stand-down
Generic synonyms: Stop, Stoppage
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

Definition of Standdown

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standdown

standardizing
standardless
standardlessness
standardly
standardness
standards
standards and guidelines
standards compliance
standards compliant
standards of identity
standaway
standby
standby pulse generator
standbying
standbys
standdown (current term)
standdowns
standee
standees
standel
standels
standen
stander
standergrass
standers
standest
standeth
standfast
standfasts
standfirst

Literary usage of Standdown

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1. Challenges in U.S.-Asian Policy: Hearing Before the Committee on by Nancy Lubin (1999)
"... a negotiated settlement—both sides would agree to a military standdown, which is actually what we asked for, a military standdown of major new offenses. ..."

2. Zones of Strain: A Memoir of the Early Cold War by Alfred Connor Bowman (1982)
"About ten partisan standdown ceremonies had to be held, after ample and painstaking preparation, as my experience in Parma could attest. ..."

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