Definition of the stand
: the place where a witness testifies in court She lied while on the stand. The witness was asked to take the stand.
Word by Word Definitions
: to support oneself on the feet in an erect position
: to be a specified height when fully erect
: to rise to an erect position
: a halt for defense or resistance
: an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success
: a stop made to give a performance
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