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  1. stand
    IPA[stand]
  2. verb

    • 1. have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet:

      Lionel stood in the doorway she stood still, heart hammering
      Synonym : be on one's feet, be upright, be erect, be vertical
    • 2. rise to one's feet:

      the two men stood up and shook hands
      Synonym : rise, rise to one's feet, get to one's feet, get up, straighten up, pick oneself up, find one's feet, be upstanding, arise
    • 3. move to and remain in a specified position:

      she stood aside to let them enter
    • 4. place or set in an upright or specified position:

      don't stand the plant in direct sunlight
    • 5. (of an object, building, or settlement) be situated in a particular place or position:

      the town stood on a hill the hotel stands in three acres of gardens
      Synonym : be, be situated, be located, be positioned, be set, be found, be sited, be established, be perched, sit, perch, nestle
    • 6. (of a building or other vertical structure) remain upright and entire rather than fall into ruin or be destroyed:

      after the heavy storms, only one house was left standing
    • 7. remain valid or unaltered:

      my decision stands his strikeout record stood for 38 years
      Synonym : remain in force, remain valid, remain effective, remain operative, remain in operation, hold, hold good, obtain, apply, prevail, reign, rule, hold sway, be the case, exist, be in use
    • 8. (especially of a vehicle) remain stationary:

      the train now standing on track 3
    • 9. (of a liquid) collect and remain motionless:

      avoid planting in soil where water stands in winter
    • 10. (of food, a mixture, or liquid) rest without disturbance, typically so as to infuse or marinate:

      pour boiling water over the fruit and leave it to stand for 5 minutes
    • 11. (of a ship) remain on a specified course:

      the ship was standing north
    • 12. be in a specified state or condition:

      since mother's death the house had stood empty sorry, darling—I stand corrected
    • 13. adopt a particular attitude toward a matter or issue:

      students should consider where they stand on this issue
    • 14. be of a specified height:

      Sampson was a small man, standing 5 ft. 4 in. tall
    • 15. be at (a particular level or value):

      the budget stood at $14 million per annum
    • 16. be in a situation where one is likely to do something:

      investors stood to lose heavily
    • 17. act in a specified capacity:

      he stood watch all night
    • 18. (of a stallion) be available for breeding.

    • 19. withstand (an experience or test) without being damaged:

      small boats that could stand the punishment of heavy seas
    • 20. be able to endure or tolerate:

      I can't stand the way Mom talks to him
      Synonym : withstand, endure, bear, put up with, take, cope with, handle, sustain, resist, stand up to, endure, tolerate, bear, put up with, take, abide, suffer, support, brook, countenance, face, stick, swallow, stomach, hack, wear
    • 21. be a candidate in an election:

      he stood for parliament in 1968
    • 22. provide (food or drink) for someone at one's own expense:

      somebody in the bar would stand him a beer

    noun

    • 1. an attitude toward a particular issue; a position taken in an argument:

      the party's tough stand on welfare his traditionalist stand
      Synonym : attitude, stance, point of view, viewpoint, opinion, way of thinking, outlook, standpoint, posture, position, angle, perspective, approach, slant, thinking, policy, line, thoughts, ideas, sentiments, feelings
    • 2. a determined effort to resist or fight for something:

      this was not the moment to make a stand for independence we have to take a stand against racism
      Synonym : opposition to, resistance to, objection to, defensive position against, hostility to, animosity toward, disapproval of
    • 3. an act of holding one's ground against or halting to resist an opposing force:

      Custer's legendary last stand
      Synonym : opposition to, resistance to, objection to, defensive position against, hostility to, animosity toward, disapproval of
    • 4. a rack, base, or piece of furniture for holding, supporting, or displaying something:

      a microphone stand
    • 5. a small stall or booth in a street, market, or public building from which goods are sold:

      a hot-dog stand
      Synonym : stall, booth, kiosk
    • 6. a raised platform for a band, orchestra, or speaker.

    • 7. the place where someone typically stands or sits:

      she took her stand in front of the desks
    • 8. a place where vehicles, typically taxicabs, wait for passengers:

      a taxi stand the terminal's facilities include additional aircraft parking stands
      Synonym : rank, station, park, parking place, place, bay
    • 9. a witness box:

      Sergeant Harris took the stand
    • 10. a large raised tiered structure for spectators, typically at a sports arena:

      her parents watched from the stands
    • 11. a cessation from motion or progress:

      the train drew to a stand by the signal box
      Synonym : stop, halt, standstill, dead stop
    • 12. each halt made on a touring theatrical production to give one or more performances.

    • 13. a group of growing plants of a specified kind, especially trees:

      a stand of poplars
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: stand, plural noun: stands

    • v.: verb: stand, 3rd person present: stands, gerund or present participle: standing, past tense: stood, past participle: stood

    • verb

      have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet:

      rise to one's feet:

    • noun

      an attitude towards a particular issue; a position taken in an argument:

      a determined effort to resist or fight for something:

    • past and past participle of stand
    • past and past participle of stand
    • adjective

      involving, done by, or engaged in by people standing up:

      (of comedy or a comedian) performed or performing by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes:

    • noun

      a comedian who performs by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes.

      stand-up comedy:

    • project from a surface

      be easily noticeable

    • be present while something bad is happening but fail to take any action to stop it

      support or remain loyal to (someone), typically in a time of need

    • withdraw or resign from a position or office

      relax or cause to relax after a state of readiness

    • be an abbreviation of or symbol for

      refuse to endure or tolerate

    • be scrupulous in the observance of

      continue on the same course

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