Definitions of stand

  1. 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.
  2. To endure: to sustain: to suffer: to abide by:- pa. t. and pa. p. stood.
  3. To endure; abide by; hold.
  4. To place upright.
  5. To put up with; bear. To be or remain upright.
  6. To be in a condition or attitude.
  7. To be situated; lie.
  8. To rest; depend.
  9. To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. To be stationary; be erect or on the feet; be in any state or attitude; persist; maintain a position; be a candidate.
  14. put into an upright position; " Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
  15. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; " I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
  16. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; " We stand on common ground"
  17. be standing; be upright; " We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Standing.
  21. a support for displaying various articles; " the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  22. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  23. a defensive effort; " the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  24. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; " a one- night stand"
  25. tiered seats consisting of a structure ( often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event ( game or parade)
  26. a small table for holding articles of various kinds; " a bedside stand"
  27. a growth of similar plants ( usually trees) in a particular area; " they cut down a stand of trees"
  28. an interruption of normal activity
  29. the position where a thing or person stands
  30. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; " Where do you stand on the War?"
  31. be available for stud services; " male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
  32. be in some specified state or condition; " I stand corrected"
  33. be tall; have a height of; copula; " She stands 6 feet tall"
  34. be in effect; be or remain in force; " The law stands!"
  35. remain inactive or immobile; " standing water"
  36. 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.
  37. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  38. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  39. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  40. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  41. 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.
  42. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  43. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  44. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  45. 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.
  46. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  47. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  48. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  49. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  50. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  51. To measure when erect on the feet.
  52. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  53. To appear in court.
  54. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
  55. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
  56. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  57. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
  58. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
  59. The act of standing.
  60. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  61. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  62. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
  66. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
  67. Rank; post; station; standing.
  68. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
  69. 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.
  70. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. A place for standing on; stopping- place; resistance; stop; station; place for trade; small table.
  75. Standby.
  76. Stander.
  77. A supporting structure; plarform; small table, etc. 2 Position; place.
  78. A halt; hesitation; resistance.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. Stood.
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