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Dictionary Definition

stand

Noun

1 a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" [syn: base, pedestal]
2 the position where a thing or person stands
3 a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
4 a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
5 a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack" [syn: rack]
6 an interruption of normal activity [syn: standstill, tie-up]
7 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" [syn: point of view, viewpoint, standpoint]
8 a booth where articles are displayed for sale [syn: stall, sales booth]
9 a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
10 tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) [syn: stands]
11 a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air [syn: bandstand, outdoor stage]
12 a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

Verb

1 be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!" [syn: stand up] [ant: sit, lie]
2 be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
3 occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"
4 hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!" [syn: remain firm] [ant: yield]
5 have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
6 put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
7 remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
8 be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
9 be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
10 put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?" [syn: stand up, place upright]
11 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" [syn: resist, fend]
12 be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females" [also: stood]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

etyl ang standan, from , form .

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
    Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
  2. To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
    Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
  3. To remain motionless.
    Do not leave your car standing in the road.
  4. In the context of "cricket|intransitive}} To act as an umpire.

Extensive Definition

Stand can mean several things:

Objects

  • A stand, when referring to an object is an object that supports another object, usually for display purposes. See column, armature (sculpture), animation stand, clothes valet.
  • A stand, when referring to disability or medical equipment is assistive technology that supports a person in the standing position who cannot stand on their own. See standing frame.
  • A stand, when referring to a business establishment, is a small open-air retail shop, such as a fruit stand or hot dog stand, similar to a kiosk.

Action

Music

TV & Books

stand in German: Stand
stand in Japanese: スタンド

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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