stand the test of time

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stand the test of time

: 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

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

  2. : to be a specified height when fully erect

  3. : to rise to an erect position

  1. : a halt for defense or resistance

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

  3. : a stop made to give a performance

test play
  1. : a means of testing: such as

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

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

  1. : to put to test or proof : try

  2. : to require a doctrinal oath of

  3. : to undergo a test

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

  2. : 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)

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

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

  3. : leisure

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

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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