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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)

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.

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."