Definition of Stand-in
1. Noun. Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult). "We need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
Generic synonyms: Compeer, Equal, Match, Peer
Specialized synonyms: Locum, Locum Tenens, Double, Stunt Man, Stunt Woman, Alternate, Replacement, Surrogate
Derivative terms: Fill In, Relieve, Stand In, Substitute, Substitute, Substitute
Definition of Stand-in
1. Noun. A person of similar size and shape to an actor that "stands-in" for the actor during the lengthy process of setting up a shot, who, unlike a double, does not appear in the film. ¹
2. Noun. A substitute ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Stand-in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Let your faith stand in the power of God, and not in the wisdom of men's words, lest ye fall. In God's power ye have peace, life, and unity; and for want of ..."
2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"I stand in need of one whose glories may Redeem my crimes, ... Stand in awe and sin not: commune with your for 1 stand in doubt of;,... i, <;_;',.•: ant. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... they required two men to serve them, and it was necessary to rest the muzzle on a stand in aiming and firing. Lighter hand-firearms called pe- ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"... same time a mortgage is given for better securing the debt, if the surety pays the bond, he has a right to stand in place of the mortgagee : Copis v. ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... he was consequently said to stand in the pillory, not at it PILOT. The English Merchant Shipping Act of 1854 (17 & 18 Viet. c. ..."