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Definition of "stand" []

  • To rise to an upright position on the feet. (verb-intransitive)
  • To assume or maintain an upright position as specified: stand straight; stand to one side. (verb-intransitive)
  • To maintain an upright position on the feet. (verb-intransitive)
  • To maintain an upright or vertical position on a base or support: The urn stands on a pedestal. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be placed or situated: The building stands at the corner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be or cause to be in an erect or upright position (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To rise to, assume, or maintain an upright position (verb)
  • To have a specified height when standing (verb)
  • To be situated or located (verb)
  • To be or exist in a specified state or condition (verb)
  • To adopt or remain in a resolute position or attitude (verb)
  • To be in a specified position (verb)
  • To remain in force or continue in effect (verb)
  • To come to a stop or halt, esp temporarily (verb)
  • (of water, etc) to collect and remain without flowing (verb)
  • (of a score, account, etc) to indicate the specified position of the parties involved (verb)
  • To tolerate or bear (verb)
  • To resist; survive (verb)
  • To submit to (verb)
  • To be or become a candidate (verb)
  • To navigate in a specified direction (verb)
  • (of a gun dog) to point at game (verb)
  • To halt, esp to give action, repel attack, or disrupt an enemy advance when retreating (verb)
  • (of a male domestic animal, esp a stallion) to be available as a stud (verb)
  • To keep (type that has been set) or (of such type) to be kept, for possible use in future printings (verb)
  • To bear the cost of; pay for (verb)
  • The act or an instance of standing (noun)
  • An opinion, esp a resolutely held one (noun)
  • A halt or standstill (noun)
  • A place where a person or thing stands (noun)
  • A position on the floor of a shearing shed allocated to one shearer (noun)
  • The shearing equipment belonging to such a position (noun)
  • A structure, usually of wood, on which people can sit or stand (noun)
  • A frame or rack on which such articles as coats and hats may be hung (noun)
  • A small table or piece of furniture where articles may be placed or stored (noun)
  • A supporting framework, esp for a tool or instrument (noun)
  • A stall, booth, or counter from which goods may be sold (noun)
  • An exhibition area in a trade fair (noun)
  • A halt to give action, etc, esp one taken during a retreat and having some duration or some success (noun)
  • An extended period at the wicket by two batsmen (noun)
  • A growth of plants in a particular area, esp trees in a forest or a crop in a field (noun)
  • A stop made by a touring theatrical company, pop group, etc, to give a performance (esp in the phrase one-night stand) (noun)
  • A plot or site earmarked for the erection of a building (noun)
  • (of a gun dog) the act of pointing at game (noun)
  • A complete set, esp of arms or armour for one man (noun)
  • The flags of a regiment (noun)

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Use "stand" in a sentence
  • "We may stand, and "_stand still_," on very dangerous ground."
  • "Gucci Group must now make the label stand on its own, apart from the personality that made it."
  • "Last December, the CALM Act was passed in the U.S. the initials in the name stand for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation requiring the Federal Communications Commission to keep TV networks in line."