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English Dictionary: stand by the DICT Development Group
5 results for stand
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" [syn: base, pedestal, stand]
  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"
    Synonym(s): rack, stand
  6. an interruption of normal activity
    Synonym(s): stand, 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"
    Synonym(s): point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpoint
  8. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    Synonym(s): stall, stand, 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
    Synonym(s): bandstand, outdoor stage, stand
  12. a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  1. be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
    Synonym(s): stand, stand up
    Antonym(s): lie, sit, sit down
  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!"
    Synonym(s): stand, remain firm
    Antonym(s): relent, soften, yield
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, 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?"
    Synonym(s): stand, 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"
    Synonym(s): resist, stand, fend
  12. be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stand \Stand\, v. i. (Card Playing)
      To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's
      hand as dealt.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stand \Stand\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries.
      stonda, st[be]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[be]n, G. stehen,
      Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st[86], Goth. standan, Russ.
      stoiate, L. stare, Gr. [?] to cause to stand, [?] to stand,
      Skr. sth[be]. [fb]163. Cf. {Assist}, {Constant}, {Contrast},
      {Desist}, {Destine}, {Ecstasy}, {Exist}, {Interstice},
      {Obstacle}, {Obstinate}, {Prest}, n., {Rest} remainder,
      {Soltice}, {Stable}, a. & n., {State}, n., {Statute},
      {Stead}, {Steed}, {Stool}, {Stud} of horses, {Substance},
      1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an
            upright or firm position; as:
            (a) To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly
                  erect position; -- opposed to {lie}, {sit}, {kneel},
                  etc. [bd]I pray you all, stand up![b8] --Shak.
            (b) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree
                  fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its
                           It stands as it were to the ground yglued.
                           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?
      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
                     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.
      6. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be
            fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance
            or opposition. [bd]The standing pattern of their
            imitation.[b8] --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. [bd]Sacrifices . . . which stood only
            in meats and drinks.[b8] --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.
      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.
      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)
            (a) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to
                  have efficacy or validity; to abide. --Bouvier.
            (b) To appear in court. --Burrill.
      {Stand by} (Naut.), a preparatory order, equivalent to {Be
      {To stand against}, to opposite; to resist.
      {To stand by}.
            (a) To be near; to be a spectator; to be present.
            (b) To be aside; to be aside with disregard. [bd]In the
                  interim [we] let the commands stand by neglected.[b8]
                  --Dr. H. More.
            (c) To maintain; to defend; to support; not to desert;
                  as, to stand by one's principles or party.
            (d) To rest on for support; to be supported by.
      {To stand corrected}, to be set right, as after an error in a
            statement of fact. --Wycherley.
      {To stand fast}, to be fixed; to be unshaken or immovable.
      {To stand firmly on}, to be satisfied or convinced of.
            [bd]Though Page be a secure fool, and stands so firmly on
            his wife's frailty.[b8] --Shak.
      {To stand for}.
            (a) To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to
                  maintain, or to profess or attempt to maintain; to
                  defend. [bd]I stand wholly for you.[b8] --Shak.
            (b) To be in the place of; to be the substitute or to
                  represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure
                  stands for nothing. [bd]I will not trouble myself,
                  whether these names stand for the same thing, or
                  really include one another.[b8] --Locke.
      {To stand in}, to cost. [bd]The same standeth them in much
            less cost.[b8] --Robynson (More's Utopia).
                     The Punic wars could not have stood the human race
                     in less than three millions of the species. --Burke.
      {To stand in hand}, to conduce to one's interest; to be
            serviceable or advantageous.
      {To stand off}.
            (a) To keep at a distance.
            (b) Not to comply.
            (c) To keep at a distance in friendship, social
                  intercourse, or acquaintance.
            (d) To appear prominent; to have relief. [bd]Picture is
                  best when it standeth off, as if it were carved.[b8]
                  --Sir H. Wotton.
      {To stand off and on} (Naut.), to remain near a coast by
            sailing toward land and then from it.
      {To stand on} (Naut.), to continue on the same tack or
      {To stand out}.
            (a) To project; to be prominent. [bd]Their eyes stand out
                  with fatness.[b8] --Psalm lxxiii. 7.
            (b) To persist in opposition or resistance; not to yield
                  or comply; not to give way or recede.
                           His spirit is come in, That so stood out
                           against the holy church.            --Shak.
      {To stand to}.
            (a) To ply; to urge; to persevere in using. [bd]Stand to
                  your tackles, mates, and stretch your oars.[b8]
            (b) To remain fixed in a purpose or opinion. [bd]I will
                  stand to it, that this is his sense.[b8] --Bp.
            (c) To abide by; to adhere to; as to a contrast,
                  assertion, promise, etc.; as, to stand to an award;
                  to stand to one's word.
            (d) Not to yield; not to fly; to maintain, as one's
                  ground. [bd]Their lives and fortunes were put in
                  safety, whether they stood to it or ran away.[b8]
            (e) To be consistent with; to agree with; as, it stands
                  to reason that he could not have done so.
            (f) To support; to uphold. [bd]Stand to me in this
                  cause.[b8] --Shak.
      {To stand together}, to be consistent; to agree.
      {To stand to sea} (Naut.), to direct the course from land.
      {To stand under}, to undergo; to withstand. --Shak.
      {To stand up}.
            (a) To rise from sitting; to be on the feet.
            (b) To arise in order to speak or act. [bd]Against whom,
                  when the accusers stood up, they brought none
                  accusation of such things as I supposed.[b8] --Acts
                  xxv. 18.
            (c) To rise and stand on end, as the hair.
            (d) To put one's self in opposition; to contend. [bd]Once
                  we stood up about the corn.[b8] --Shak.
      {To stand up for}, to defend; to justify; to support, or
            attempt to support; as, to stand up for the
      {To stand upon}.
            (a) To concern; to interest.
            (b) To value; to esteem. [bd]We highly esteem and stand
                  much upon our birth.[b8] --Ray.
            (c) To insist on; to attach much importance to; as, to
                  stand upon security; to stand upon ceremony.
            (d) To attack; to assault. [A Hebraism] [bd]So I stood
                  upon him, and slew him.[b8] --2 Sam. i. 10.
      {To stand with}, to be consistent with. [bd]It stands with
            reason that they should be rewarded liberally.[b8] --Sir
            J. Davies.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stand \Stand\, 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.
            [bd]Love stood the siege.[b8] --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. [bd]Peasants and
            burghers, however brave, are unable to stand their ground
            against veteran soldiers.[b8] --Macaulay.
      {To stand trial}, to sustain the trial or examination of a
            cause; not to give up without trial.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stand \Stand\, n. [As. stand. See {Stand}, v. i.]
      1. The act of standing.
                     I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into
                     thier 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 hat stand; an
            umbrella stand; a music stand.
      7. A 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.
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