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Verb: stand (stood)  stand
  1. Be upright on two feet
    "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
    "Stallions are standing for stud service on the designated farm"
Noun: stand  stand
  1. A support for displaying ot holding various articles
    "the newspapers were arranged on a stand";
    - rack
  2. A small table for holding articles of various kinds
    "a bedside stand"
  3. A booth where articles are displayed for sale
    - stall, sales booth
  4. A support or foundation
    - base, pedestal
  5. Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
  6. 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
  7. The position where a thing or person stands
  8. A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    "they cut down a stand of trees"
  9. An interruption of normal activity
    - standstill, tie-up
  10. A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    "a one-night stand"
  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: arise, excel, jump out, represent, stand by, stand firm, stick

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, relent, sit

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

Encyclopedia: Stand, Columbia