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stand

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verb \ˈstand\

Definition of stand

stood

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standing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to support oneself on the feet in an erect positionb :  to be a specified height when fully erect stands six feet twoc :  to rise to an erect position

  3. 2a :  to take up or maintain a specified position or posture stand aside can you stand on your headb :  to maintain one's position stand firm

  4. 3 :  to be in a particular state or situation stands accused

  5. 4 :  to hold a course at sea

  6. 5 obsolete :  hesitate

  7. 6a :  to have or maintain a relative position in or as if in a graded scale stands first in the classb :  to be in a position to gain or lose because of an action taken or a commitment made stands to make quite a profit

  8. 7 chiefly British :  to be a candidate :  run

  9. 8a :  to rest or remain upright on a base or lower end a clock stood on the mantleb :  to occupy a place or location the house stands on a knoll

  10. 9a :  to remain stationary or inactive the car stood in the garage for a weekb :  to gather slowly and remain tears standing in her eyes

  11. 10 :  agree, accord —used chiefly in the expression it stands to reason

  12. 11a :  to exist in a definite written or printed form copy a passage exactly as it standsb :  to remain valid or efficacious the order given last week still stands

  13. 12 of a male animal :  to be available as a sire —used especially of horses

  14. 13 :  to refuse additional cards (as in blackjack)

  15. transitive verb
  16. 1a :  to endure or undergo successfully this book will stand the test of timeb :  to tolerate without flinching :  bear courageously stands pain wellc :  to endure the presence or personality of can't stand the bossd :  to derive benefit or enjoyment from you look like you could stand a drink

  17. 2 :  to remain firm in the face of stand a siege

  18. 3 :  to submit to stand trial

  19. 4a :  to perform the duty of stand guardb :  to participate in (a military formation)

  20. 5 :  to pay the cost of (a treat) :  pay for I'll stand you a dinner stand drinks

  21. 6 :  to cause to stand :  set upright

  22. 7 :  to make available for breeding stand a stallion

stander

noun

stand a chance

  1. :  to have a chance

stand for

  1. 1 :  to be a symbol for :  represent

  2. 2 :  to put up with :  permit

stand on

  1. 1 :  to depend on

  2. 2 :  to insist on never stands on ceremony

stand one's ground

  1. :  to maintain one's position

stand on one's own feet

  1. :  to think or act independently

stand tall

  1. :  to exhibit courage, strength, or calm especially in the face of adversity

stand treat

  1. :  to pay the cost of food, drink, or entertainment for others in a group

Examples of stand in a Sentence

  1. She was standing near the window.

  2. He was standing next to me.

  3. All of the seats on the bus were taken so we had to stand.

  4. He can stand using a cane.

  5. He was standing in a puddle of water.

  6. The deer stood still, listening for danger.

  7. We had to stand in line for over an hour.

  8. Two bowling pins were left standing.

  9. A shovel and rake stood in the corner.

  10. She stood the ladder against the house.

Origin and Etymology of stand

Middle English, from Old English standan; akin to Old High German stantan, stān to stand, Latin stare, Greek histanai to cause to stand, set, histasthai to stand, be standing

Synonym Discussion of stand

bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking. forced to bear a tragic loss suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing. suffering many insults endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties. endured years of rejection abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest. cannot abide their rudeness tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful. refused to tolerate such treatment stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching. unable to stand teasing

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stand

noun

Definition of stand

  1. 1a :  a halt for defense or resistanceb :  an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success a goal-line standc (1) :  a stop made to give a performance a 6-game stand at home (2) :  a town where such a stop is made

  2. 2 :  an act of stopping or staying in one place

  3. 3a :  a place or post where one standsb :  a strongly or aggressively held position especially on a debatable issue took a stand against higher taxes

  4. 4a :  the place taken by a witness for testifying in courtb stands plural (1) :  a section of the tiered seats for spectators of a sport or spectacle (2) :  the occupants of such seatsc :  a raised platform (as for a speaker or hunter) serving as a point of vantage

  5. 5a :  a small often open-air structure for a small retail business a vegetable stand a hot dog standb :  a site fit for business opportunity

  6. 6 :  a place where a passenger vehicle stops or parks a taxi stand

  7. 7 :  hive 2

  8. 8 :  a frame on or in which something may be placed for support

  9. 9 :  a group of plants growing in a continuous area

  10. 10 :  a standing posture

Examples of stand in a Sentence

  1. The team insured their victory with an impressive goal-line stand.

  2. The army is preparing to make a stand against the enemy.

  3. students making a stand against the war

  4. We have display stands in many bookstores.

First Known Use of stand

1590


STAND Defined for English Language Learners

stand

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verb

Definition of stand for English Language Learners

  • : to be in an upright position with all of your weight on your feet

  • : to move onto your feet from a sitting or low position

  • : to be in an upright position

stand

noun

Definition of stand for English Language Learners

  • : a strongly held opinion about something

  • : a strong effort to defend yourself or oppose something

  • : a partially enclosed structure where things are sold or displayed


STAND Defined for Kids

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stand

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verb \ˈstand\

Definition of stand for Students

stood

\ˈstu̇d\;

standing

  1. 1 :  to be in or take an upright position on the feet Stand for the pledge.

  2. 2 :  to take up or stay in a specified position or condition Stand aside. The judges stood firm.

  3. 3 :  to rest, remain, or set in a usually vertical position A clock stands on the shelf.

  4. 4 :  to be in a specified place Their house stands on the hill.

  5. 5 :  to put up with :  endure He can't stand pain.

  6. 6 :  to have an opinion How do you stand on the issue?

  7. 7 :  to stay in effect The order still stands.

  8. 8 :  undergo stand trial

  9. 9 :  to perform the duty of stand guard

stand by

  1. 1 :  to be or remain loyal or true to I stand by my promise. He stood by a friend.

  2. 2 :  to be present We stood by and watched the fight.

  3. 3 :  to be or get ready to act I'll stand by to help.

stand for

  1. 1 :  to be a symbol for :  represent What does your middle initial stand for?

  2. 2 :  to put up with :  permit His teacher won't stand for any nonsense.

stand out

  1. :  to be easily seen or recognized Two members of the bodyguard did stand out from the others. — Judith Berry Griffin, Phoebe the Spy

stand up

  1. 1 :  to stay in good condition This type of watch stands up well under hard use.

  2. 2 :  to fail to keep an appointment with You stood me up yesterday.

stand up for

  1. :  defend 2

stand up to

  1. :  to face boldly


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stand

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noun

Definition of stand for Students

  1. 1 :  a structure containing rows of seats for spectators of a sport or spectacle

  2. 2 :  a stall or booth often outdoors for a small business a fruit stand

  3. 3 :  1position 2 They took a strong stand on the question.

  4. 4 :  a group of plants growing near one another a stand of pine trees

  5. 5 :  an act of stopping or staying in one place

  6. 6 :  a halt for defense or resistance Villagers made a stand against the enemy.

  7. 7 :  a place or post which a person occupies :  station The witness took the stand.

  8. 8 :  a small structure (as a rack or table) on or in which something may be placed an umbrella stand

  9. 9 :  a raised area (as for speakers or performers)


Law Dictionary

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stand

verb

Legal Definition of stand

stood

standing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be in a particular state or situation stand accused

  3. 2 :  to remain valid or effective let the ruling stand

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to submit to stand trial

stand in judgment

  1. :  to submit to the judgment of the court

stand in the shoes of

  1. :  to assume the rights or obligations of

stand mute

  1. :  to be effectively silent: as a :  to exercise the privilege against self-incrimination (as in a trial) b :  to raise no objections the prosecution agreed to stand mute at the sentencing

stand on

  1. :  to depend on especially as the basis of an argument or claim a party who stands on the writing as a complete and exclusive embodiment of the contract — J. J. White and R. S. Summers


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stand

noun

Legal Definition of stand

  1. :  the place taken by a witness for testifying in court take the stand — compare bar, bench, dock, sidebar



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