Definitions of stand

  1. a platform where a ( brass) band can play in the open air
  2. a support or foundation; " the base of the lamp"
  3. withstand the force of something; " The trees resisted her"; " stand the test of time"; " The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
  4. put into an upright position; " Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
  5. a support for displaying various articles; " the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  6. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; " I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
  7. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  8. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; " We stand on common ground"
  9. a defensive effort; " the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  10. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; " a one- night stand"
  11. tiered seats consisting of a structure ( often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event ( game or parade)
  12. a small table for holding articles of various kinds; " a bedside stand"
  13. a growth of similar plants ( usually trees) in a particular area; " they cut down a stand of trees"
  14. be standing; be upright; " We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  15. an interruption of normal activity
  16. the position where a thing or person stands
  17. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; " Where do you stand on the War?"
  18. be available for stud services; " male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
  19. be in some specified state or condition; " I stand corrected"
  20. be tall; have a height of; copula; " She stands 6 feet tall"
  21. be in effect; be or remain in force; " The law stands!"
  22. remain inactive or immobile; " standing water"
  23. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian ( see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
  24. To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.
  25. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  26. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  27. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  28. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  29. To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or resources.
  30. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  31. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  32. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  33. To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.
  34. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  35. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  36. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  37. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  38. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  39. To measure when erect on the feet.
  40. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  41. To appear in court.
  42. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
  43. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
  44. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  45. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
  46. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
  47. The act of standing.
  48. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  49. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  50. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
  51. A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.
  52. A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hat stand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.
  53. A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
  54. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
  55. Rank; post; station; standing.
  56. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
  57. A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.
  58. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.
  59. To be stationary on the feet in an erect or upright position; hence, be upright; be placed or situated; as, the table stands in the corner; become a candidate; as, to stand for office; remain firm; abide; as, I stand to what I have said; remain in existence, especially without injury or change; endure; last; as, the house still stands; hold a course at sea; as, to stand for the harbor.
  60. To set on the feet or on end in an upright position; put up with; endure; bear; as, to stand insult; pass through; as, to stand a test; colloquially, pay for; as, to stand treat.
  61. A stop or halt for the purpose of defense or resistance; raised platform or series of raised seats for spectators; as, a grand stand; small table; any fixed station or position; as, to take one's stand at the window; firm or decided position; as, to make a stand for the right.
  62. Stood.
  63. Standing.
  64. To cease to move: to be stationary: to occupy a certain position: to stagnate: to be at rest: to be fixed in an upright position: to have a position or rank: to be in a particular state: to maintain an attitude: to be fixed or firm: to keep one's ground: to remain unimpaired: to endure: to consist: to depend or be supported: to offer one's self as a candidate: to have a certain direction: to hold a course at sea.
  65. To endure: to sustain: to suffer: to abide by:- pa. t. and pa. p. stood.
  66. STANDER. - STAND AGAINST, to resist:- BY, to support:- FAST, to be unmoved:- FOR, to be a candidate for: ( naut.) to direct the course towards:- OUT, to project:- TO ( B.) to agree to:- UP, to rise from a sitting posture:- UPON ( B.) to attack:- with, to be consistent.
  67. A place where one stands or remains for any purpose: a place beyond which one does not go: an erection for spectators: something on which anything rests: a stop: a difficulty: resistance.
  68. A place for standing on; stopping- place; resistance; stop; station; place for trade; small table.
  69. To be stationary; be erect or on the feet; be in any state or attitude; persist; maintain a position; be a candidate.
  70. To endure; abide by; hold.
  71. To place upright.
  72. To put up with; bear. To be or remain upright.
  73. To be in a condition or attitude.
  74. To be situated; lie.
  75. To rest; depend.
  76. Standby.
  77. Stander.
  78. A supporting structure; plarform; small table, etc. 2 Position; place.
  79. A halt; hesitation; resistance.
  80. A point beyond which one does not proceed; a stop; a halt; a place or post where one stands; a station; an erection or raised station for spectators; rank; post; the act of opposing; a frame on which articles are placed; a small table; a frame on which vessels and utensils may be laid; something on which a thing rests or is laid. Stand of arms, a musket with its usual appendages To be at a stand, to stop on 'account of some doubt or difficulty; to be perplexed; to hesitate what to determine or what to do.
  81. To endure; to sustain; to bear; to abide by. To stand one's ground, to maintain one's position. To stand fire, to receive an enemy's fire without giving way.
  82. To be upon the feet; to be effect; not to be overthrown; to be situated; to remain upright; to become erect; to stop; to continue; to be fixed; to maintain a position; to be placed; to be; to contest; to hold a course at sea; to have a direction; to offer as a candidate; to persist; to abide; to stagnate; to endure. To stand by, to be present; to be a spectator; to defend; to support. To stand for, to offer as a candidate; to side with; to represent. To stand one in, to cost. To standoff, to keep at a distance; not to comply; to hold aloof; to direct the course from land To stand out, to project; to continue to resist. To stand to, to persevere; to adhere; not to yield. To stand under, to undergo. To standup for, to defend. To stand upon, to insist. To stand against, to oppose. To stand fast, to be fixed.
  83. A point beyond which a person does not, or cannot, proceed; a place in which to remain for any particular purpose; a station; a difficulty or perplexity; a stop; a halt; that on which a thing rests or is laid; a building or scaffolding placed to command a view, as of a procession or horse- race; a state of cessation from action or business.
  84. To be in an upright position, as on the feet; to be erect; to become erect; to be placed or situated; to depend; to rest; to stop; to halt; to continue; to remain; to endure; to insist; to maintain one's ground; not to fail; not to yield or fly; to offer one's self as a candidate; to place one's self; to stagnate.

Usage examples for stand

  1. But how can you stand it? – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Would you be able to stand it? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. He has enough to stand." – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  4. He can't stand that sort of thing any more than I can. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  5. " But- just in the telling it isn't quite- quite- well, Angelo and I can stand it of course, but Mary- I must think of her, you know. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  6. We can't stand it here any longer. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  7. " No, thank you, I'll stand," she replied. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  8. I don't mind anything, so long as you stand up for us. – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  9. And I should be very sorry to stand ill with him. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  10. She could not stand to think that. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  11. " Stand down, Tom," said Mark. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  12. That anybody should stand in this beauty's way! – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  13. You must come as you stand. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  14. " Come over and stand by me," he said. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  15. I feel as if I couldn't stand it. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  16. Do they stand away from us for- that sort of thing? – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  17. I thought you could stand it." – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  18. But the men will stand by him to the last. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  19. Oh, I cannot, will not stand it! – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade