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Meaning & Definition of Stand in English

English

Stand

/stænd/

noun

1. A support or foundation

  • "The base of the lamp"
    synonym:
  • base
  • ,
  • pedestal
  • ,
  • stand

2. The position where a thing or person stands

    synonym:
  • stand

3. A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area

  • "They cut down a stand of trees"
    synonym:
  • stand

4. A small table for holding articles of various kinds

  • "A bedside stand"
    synonym:
  • stand

5. A support for displaying various articles

  • "The newspapers were arranged on a rack"
    synonym:
  • rack
  • ,
  • stand

6. An interruption of normal activity

    synonym:
  • 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:
  • point of view
  • ,
  • viewpoint
  • ,
  • stand
  • ,
  • standpoint

8. A booth where articles are displayed for sale

    synonym:
  • stall
  • ,
  • stand
  • ,
  • sales booth

9. A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance

  • "A one-night stand"
    synonym:
  • stand

10. Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

    synonym:
  • stand

11. A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air

    synonym:
  • bandstand
  • ,
  • outdoor stage
  • ,
  • stand

12. A defensive effort

  • "The army made a final stand at the rhone"
    synonym:
  • stand

verb

1. Be standing

  • Be upright
  • "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
    synonym:
  • stand
  • ,
  • stand up

2. Be in some specified state or condition

  • "I stand corrected"
    synonym:
  • stand

3. Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically

  • "We stand on common ground"
    synonym:
  • stand

4. Hold one's ground

  • Maintain a position
  • Be steadfast or upright
  • "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
    synonym:
  • stand
  • ,
  • remain firm

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:
  • 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?"
    synonym:
  • stand

7. Remain inactive or immobile

  • "Standing water"
    synonym:
  • stand

8. Be in effect

  • Be or remain in force
  • "The law stands!"
    synonym:
  • stand

9. Be tall

  • Have a height of
  • Copula
  • "She stands 6 feet tall"
    synonym:
  • stand

10. Put into an upright position

  • "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
    synonym:
  • 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:
  • resist
  • ,
  • stand
  • ,
  • fend

12. Be available for stud services

  • "Male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
    synonym:
  • stand

Examples of using

Somebody will have to stand watch.
We can't stand apart. We ought to do something.
Please stand by, homing in on your position.