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Definition of Stand

Verb: stand (stood)  stand

  1. Be standing; be upright
    "We had to stand for the entire performance!";
    - stand up
     
  2. Be in some specified state or condition
    "I stand corrected"
     
  3. Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    "We stand on common ground"
     
  4. Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    "I am standing my ground and won't give in!";
    - remain firm
     
  5. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
     
  6. Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    "Where do you stand on the War?"
     
  7. Remain inactive or immobile
    "standing water"
     
  8. Be in effect; be or remain in force
    "The law stands!"
     
  9. Be tall; have a height of; copula
    "She stands 6 feet tall"
     
  10. Put into an upright position
    "Can you stand the bookshelf up?";
    - stand up, place upright
     
  11. Withstand the force of something
    "stand the test of time";
    - resist, fend
     
  12. (animal husbandry) be available for stud services
Noun: stand  stand
  1. A support or foundation
    - base, pedestal
     
  2. The position where a thing or person stands
     
  3. A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    "they cut down a stand of trees"
     
  4. A small table for holding articles of various kinds
    "a bedside stand"
     
  5. A support for displaying various articles
    "the newspapers were arranged on a stand";
    - rack
     
  6. An interruption of normal activity
    - standstill, tie-up
     
  7. A mental position from which things are viewed
    "teaching history gave him a special stand toward current events";
    - point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, outlook, slant
     
  8. A booth where articles are displayed for sale
    - stall, sales booth
     
  9. A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    "a one-night stand"
     
  10. Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
     
  11. A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
    - bandstand, outdoor stage
     
  12. A defensive effort
    "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

See also:
stanchly
standard

Anagrams containing the word stand

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