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Explanation of stand by Wordnet Dictionary

stand


    Verb
    1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    2. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue

    3. Where do you stand on the War?
    4. withstand the force of something

    5. stand the test of time
    6. be available for stud services

    7. be standing

    8. We had to stand for the entire performance!
    9. put into an upright position

    10. Can you stand the bookshelf up?
    11. be in some specified state or condition

    12. I stand corrected
    13. hold one's ground

    14. I am standing my ground and won't give in!
    15. be tall

    16. She stands 6 feet tall
    17. be in effect

    18. The law stands!
    19. remain inactive or immobile

    20. standing water
    21. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically

    22. We stand on common ground
    Noun
    1. a defensive effort

    2. the army made a final stand at the Rhone
    3. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance

    4. a one-night stand
    5. a platform where a ( brass ) band can play in the open air

    6. a support or foundation

    7. a support for displaying various articles

    8. a booth where articles are displayed for sale

    9. tiered seats consisting of a structure ( often made of wood ) where people can sit to watch an event ( game or parade )

    10. a small table for holding articles of various kinds

    11. a bedside stand
    12. a mental position from which things are viewed

    13. an interruption of normal activity

    14. a growth of similar plants ( usually trees ) in a particular area

    15. they cut down a stand of trees
    16. the position where a thing or person stands



    Definition of stand by GCIDE Dictionary

    stand


    1. Stand ( stănd ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stood ( std ); p. pr. & vb. n. Standing.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, stān, D. staan, OS. standan, stān, OHG. stantan, stān, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. stå, Goth. standan, Russ. stoiate, L. stare, Gr. ἰστάναι to cause to stand, στῆναι to stand, Skr. sthā. √163. Cf. Assist, Constant, Contrast, Desist, Destine, Ecstasy, Exist, Interstice, Obstacle, Obstinate, Prest, n., Rest remainder, Solstice, Stable, a. & n., Staff, Stage, Stall, n., Stamen, Stanchion, Stanza, State, n., Statute, Stead, Steed, Stool, Stud of horses, Substance, System.]
      1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position; as: To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc. “I pray you all, stand up!” Shak. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.

      It stands as it were to the ground yglued. Chaucer.

      The ruined wall

      Stands when its wind-worn battlements are gone. Byron.

      2. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, “Paris stands on the Seine”.

      Wite ye not where there stands a little town? Chaucer.

      3. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.

      I charge thee, stand,

      And tell thy name. Dryden.

      The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. Matt. ii. 9.

      4. 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.

      My mind on its own center stands unmoved. Dryden.

      5. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

      Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall. Spectator.

      6. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition. “The standing pattern of their imitation.” South.

      The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life. Esther viii. 11.

      7. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

      We must labor so as to stand with godliness, according to his appointment. Latimer.

      8. 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”.

      9. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist. “Sacrifices . . . which stood only in meats and drinks.” Heb. ix. 10.

      Accomplish what your signs foreshow;

      I stand resigned, and am prepared to go. Dryden.

      Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not tarry. Sir W. Scott.

      10. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

      Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing

      But what may stand with honor. Massinger.

      11. ( Naut. ) To hold a course at sea; as, “to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor”.

      From the same parts of heaven his navy stands. Dryden.

      12. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.

      He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the university. Walton.

      13. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.

      Or the black water of Pomptina stands. Dryden.

      14. To measure when erect on the feet.

      Six feet two, as I think, he stands. Tennyson.

      15. ( Law ) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide. Bouvier. To appear in court. Burrill.

      16. ( Card Playing ) To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.

      Stand by ( Naut. ), a preparatory order, equivalent to Be ready. -- To stand against, to oppose; to resist. -- To stand by. To be near; to be a spectator; to be present. To be aside; to be set aside with disregard. “In the interim [we] let the commands stand by neglected.” Dr. H. More. To maintain; to defend; to support; not to desert; as, “to stand by one's principles or party”. To rest on for support; to be supported by. Whitgift. To remain as a spectator, and take no part in an action; as, “we can't just stand idly by while people are being killed”. -- To stand corrected, to be set right, as after an error in a statement of fact; to admit having been in error. Wycherley. -- To stand fast, to be fixed; to be unshaken or immovable. -- To stand firmly on, to be satisfied or convinced of.Stand ( stănd ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stood ( std ); p. pr. & vb. n. Standing.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, stān, D. staan, OS. standan, stān, OHG. stantan, stān, G. stehen, Icel. standa,
      Dan. staae, Sw. stå, Goth. standan, Russ. stoiate, L. stare, Gr. ἰστάναι to cause to stand, στῆναι to stand, Skr. sthā. √163. Cf. Assist, Constant, Contrast, Desist, Destine, Ecstasy, Exist, Interstice, Obstacle, Obstinate, Prest, n., Rest remainder, Solstice, Stable, a. & n., Staff, Stage, Stall, n., Stamen, Stanchion, Stanza, State, n., Statute, Stead, Steed, Stool, Stud of horses, Substance, System.]
      1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position; as: To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc. “I pray you all, stand up!” Shak. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.

      It stands as it were to the ground yglued. Chaucer.

      The ruined wall

      Stands when its wind-worn battlements are gone. Byron.

      2. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, “Paris stands on the Seine”.

      Wite ye not where there stands a little town? Chaucer.

      3. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.

      I charge thee, stand,

      And tell thy name. Dryden.

      The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. Matt. ii. 9.

      4. 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.

      My mind on its own center stands unmoved. Dryden.

      5. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

      Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall. Spectator.

      6. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition. “The standing pattern of their imitation.” South.

      The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life. Esther viii. 11.

      7. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

      We must labor so as to stand with godliness, according to his appointment. Latimer.

      8. 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”.

      9. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist. “Sacrifices . . . which stood only in meats and drinks.” Heb. ix. 10.

      Accomplish what your signs foreshow;

      I stand resigned, and am prepared to go. Dryden.

    2. Stand ( stănd ), v. t.
      1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, “I can not stand the cold or the heat”.

      2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. “Love stood the siege.” Dryden.

      He stood the furious foe. Pope.

      3. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.

      Bid him disband his legions, . . .

      And stand the judgment of a Roman senate. Addison.

      4. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, “to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet”.

      5. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, “to stand a treat”. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

      To stand fire, to receive the fire of arms from an enemy without giving way. -- To stand one's ground, to keep the ground or station one has taken; to maintain one's position. “Peasants and burghers, however brave, are unable to stand their ground against veteran soldiers.” Macaulay. -- To stand trial, to sustain the trial or examination of a cause; not to give up without trial.

    3. Stand ( stănd ), n. [AS. stand. See Stand, v. i.]
      1. The act of standing.

      I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into their several ladings. Spectator.

      2. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, “to come to, or to make, a stand”.

      Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow. Dryden.

      3. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.

      I have found you out a stand most fit,

      Where you may have such vantage on the duke,

      He shall not pass you. Shak.

      4. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, “a cab stand”. Dickens.

      5. 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”.

      6. A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, “a hatstand; an umbrella stand; a music stand”.

      7. The place where a witness stands to testify in court.

      8. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, “a good, bad, or convenient stand for business”. [U. S.]

      9. Rank; post; station; standing.

      Father, since your fortune did attain

      So high a stand, I mean not to descend. Daniel.

      10. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, “to be at a stand what to do”. L'Estrange.

      11. 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.

      12. ( Com. ) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.

      Microscope stand, the instrument, excepting the eyepiece, objective, and other removable optical parts. -- Stand of ammunition, the projectile, cartridge, and sabot connected together. -- Stand of arms. ( Mil. ) See under Arms. -- Stand of colors ( Mil. ), a single color, or flag. Wilhelm ( Mil. Dict. ) -- To be at a stand, to be stationary or motionless; to be at a standstill; hence, to be perplexed; to be embarrassed. -- To make a stand, to halt for the purpose of offering resistance to a pursuing enemy.

      Syn. -- Stop; halt; rest; interruption; obstruction; perplexity; difficulty; embarrassment; hesitation.