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Verb: stand (stood)  stand
  1. Be standing; be upright
    "We had to stand for the entire performance!";
    - stand up
     
  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!";
    - remain firm
     
  5. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
     
  6. Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    "Where do you stand on the War?"
     
  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?";
    - stand up, place upright
     
  11. Withstand the force of something
    "stand the test of time";
    - resist, fend
     
  12. (animal husbandry) be available for stud services
Noun: stand  stand
  1. A support or foundation
    - 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 stand";
    - rack
     
  6. An interruption of normal activity
    - standstill, tie-up
     
  7. A mental position from which things are viewed
    "teaching history gave him a special stand toward current events";
    - point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, outlook, slant
     
  8. A booth where articles are displayed for sale
    - 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)
     
  11. A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
    - bandstand, outdoor stage
     
  12. A defensive effort
    "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

Derived forms: standing, stood, stands

See also: stand by, stand firm, stand for, stand out, stand up

Type of: allow, be, booth, botany, continue, countenance, defence [Brit, Cdn], defend, defense [US], defensive measure, dispute, evaluate, fight, fight back, fight down, flora, halt, hold out, judge, lay, layover, let, measure, oppose, pass judgment, permit, place, platform, pose, position, posture, put, remain, resist, rest, serve, service, set, stance, stand firm, stay, stop, stopover, support, table, tiered seat, vegetation, withstand

Antonym: lie, sit, yield

Part of: arena, ballpark [N. Amer], bowl, park, sports stadium, stadium

Encyclopedia: Stand, Greater Manchester