stand the test of time

Definition of stand the test of time

  1. :  to continue to be important, respected, etc., for a long period of time Great art/literature/music can stand the test of time.

Word by Word Definitions

standplay
  1. :  to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

    :  an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

    :  a stop made to give a performance

testplay
  1. :  a means of testing: such as

    :  something (such as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group

    :  a procedure, reaction, or reagent used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent

  1. :  to put to test or proof :  try

    :  to require a doctrinal oath of

    :  to undergo a test

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a test

    :  subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing

  1. :  an external hard or firm covering (such as a shell) of many invertebrates (such as a foraminifer or a mollusk)

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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