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 mental position from which things are viewed; " we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; " teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
  6. a support for displaying various articles; " the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  7. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; " I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
  8. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  9. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; " We stand on common ground"
  10. a defensive effort; " the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  11. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; " a one- night stand"
  12. tiered seats consisting of a structure ( often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event ( game or parade)
  13. a small table for holding articles of various kinds; " a bedside stand"
  14. a growth of similar plants ( usually trees) in a particular area; " they cut down a stand of trees"
  15. be standing; be upright; " We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  16. an interruption of normal activity
  17. the position where a thing or person stands
  18. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; " Where do you stand on the War?"
  19. be available for stud services; " male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
  20. be in some specified state or condition; " I stand corrected"
  21. be tall; have a height of; copula; " She stands 6 feet tall"
  22. be in effect; be or remain in force; " The law stands!"
  23. remain inactive or immobile; " standing water"
  24. 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.
  25. To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.
  26. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  27. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  28. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
  29. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  30. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  31. 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.
  32. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  33. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  34. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  35. 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.
  36. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  37. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  38. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  39. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  40. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  41. To measure when erect on the feet.
  42. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  43. To appear in court.
  44. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
  45. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
  46. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  47. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
  48. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
  49. The act of standing.
  50. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  51. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  52. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
  56. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
  57. Rank; post; station; standing.
  58. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
  59. 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.
  60. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. Stood.
  65. Standing.
  66. 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.
  67. To endure: to sustain: to suffer: to abide by:- pa. t. and pa. p. stood.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. A place for standing on; stopping- place; resistance; stop; station; place for trade; small table.
  71. To be stationary; be erect or on the feet; be in any state or attitude; persist; maintain a position; be a candidate.
  72. To endure; abide by; hold.
  73. To place upright.
  74. To put up with; bear. To be or remain upright.
  75. To be in a condition or attitude.
  76. To go; step; pass.
  77. To be situated; lie.
  78. To rest; depend.
  79. Standby.
  80. Stander.
  81. A supporting structure; plarform; small table, etc. 2 Position; place.
  82. A halt; hesitation; resistance.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.

Quotes of stand

  1. When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen. – Stella Adler
  2. I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren't able to. – Margaret Cho
  3. Lesbians are likely to be drawn to stand -up, if only because it's cheaper to produce and therefore more accessible for women. But the very form of stand -up is masculine. – Kate Clinton
  4. And I'm hoping that fair -minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that -that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future? – Jeff Gannon
  5. Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high -pitched ladies' voices. – Temple Grandin
  6. Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window and have a good look at jazz. And I've done that on many occasions. – J. J. Johnson
  7. For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy
  8. We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty -five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction. – Aleksander Kwasniewski
  9. To stand up on the stage is to say to many people: Look at me. How can you do that without speaking the only truth you know? There is no such thing as an uncommitted actor. – Judith Malina
  10. A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness. – Bryant H. McGill
  11. So I will stand more steadfastly for the things I stand up for, like people who work for a living. I'd like to be able to stand that way when I go to Congress. – John Murray
  12. If somebody on this team actually gets to first base, I'll stand there naked. – Kate O'Brien
  13. What makes people the world over stand in line for Van Gogh is not that they will see beautiful pictures but that in an indefinable way they will come away feeling better human beings. And that is exactly what Van Gogh hoped for. – John Russell
  14. To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds. – Gore Vidal
  15. It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Usage examples for stand

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

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