What does Stand mean?

Definitions for Stand

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Stand.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. base, pedestal, stand(noun)

    a support or foundation

    "the base of the lamp"

  2. stand(noun)

    the position where a thing or person stands

  3. stand(noun)

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

    "they cut down a stand of trees"

  4. stand(noun)

    a small table for holding articles of various kinds

    "a bedside stand"

  5. rack, stand(noun)

    a support for displaying various articles

    "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"

  6. stand, standstill, tie-up(noun)

    an interruption of normal activity

  7. point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpoint(noun)

    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"

  8. stall, stand, sales booth(noun)

    a booth where articles are displayed for sale

  9. stand(noun)

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

    "a one-night stand"

  10. stand(noun)

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

  11. bandstand, outdoor stage, stand(noun)

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

  12. stand(verb)

    a defensive effort

    "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

  13. stand, stand up(verb)

    be standing; be upright

    "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

  14. stand(verb)

    be in some specified state or condition

    "I stand corrected"

  15. stand(verb)

    occupy a place or location, also metaphorically

    "We stand on common ground"

  16. stand, remain firm(verb)

    hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

    "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

  17. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    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"

  18. stand(verb)

    have or maintain a position or stand on an issue

    "Where do you stand on the War?"

  19. stand(verb)

    remain inactive or immobile

    "standing water"

  20. stand(verb)

    be in effect; be or remain in force

    "The law stands!"

  21. stand(verb)

    be tall; have a height of; copula

    "She stands 6 feet tall"

  22. stand, stand up, place upright(verb)

    put into an upright position

    "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

  23. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    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"

  24. stand(verb)

    be available for stud services

    "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"


  1. stand(Noun)

    A defensive position or effort.

  2. stand(Noun)

    A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.

    They took a firm stand against copyright infringement.

  3. stand(Noun)

    A period of performance in a given location or venue.

  4. stand(Noun)

    A device to hold something upright or aloft.

    He set the music upon the stand and began to play.

  5. stand(Noun)

    The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.

    She took the stand and quietly answered questions.

  6. stand(Noun)

    A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.

    This stand of pines is older than the one next to it.

  7. stand(Noun)

    A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.

  8. stand(Noun)

    A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.

  9. stand(Noun)

    A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.

  10. stand(Verb)

    To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.

    Here I stand, wondering what to do next.

  11. stand(Verb)

    To rise to one's feet; to stand up.

    Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.

  12. stand(Verb)

    To remain motionless.

    Do not leave your car standing in the road.

  13. stand(Verb)

    To act as an umpire.

  14. stand(Verb)

    To undergo; withstand; hold up.

    The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.

  15. stand(Verb)

    To tolerate.

  16. stand(Verb)

    To place in an upright or standing position.

    He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.

  17. stand(Verb)

    To seek election.

    He is standing for election to the local council

  18. stand(Verb)

    Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).

  19. stand(Noun)

    A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.

  20. stand(Noun)


  21. stand(Noun)

    A partnership.

  22. stand(Noun)

    A single set, as of arms.

  23. stand(Verb)

    to be valid.

    What I said yesterday still stands.

  24. Origin: From standaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stand(noun)

    to be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position

  2. Stand(noun)

    to be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc

  3. Stand(noun)

    to continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation

  4. Stand(noun)

    to occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine

  5. Stand(noun)

    to cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary

  6. Stand(noun)

    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 resources

  7. Stand(noun)

    to maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe

  8. Stand(noun)

    to maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition

  9. Stand(noun)

    to adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice

  10. Stand(noun)

    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

  11. Stand(noun)

    to be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist

  12. Stand(noun)

    to be consistent; to agree; to accord

  13. Stand(noun)

    to hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor

  14. Stand(noun)

    to offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate

  15. Stand(noun)

    to stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless

  16. Stand(noun)

    to measure when erect on the feet

  17. Stand(noun)

    to be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide

  18. Stand(noun)

    to appear in court

  19. Stand(verb)

    to endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat

  20. Stand(verb)

    to resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand

  21. Stand(verb)

    to abide by; to submit to; to suffer

  22. Stand(verb)

    to set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet

  23. Stand(verb)

    to be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat

  24. Stand(verb)

    the act of standing

  25. Stand(verb)

    a halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand

  26. Stand(verb)

    a place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something

  27. Stand(verb)

    a station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand

  28. Stand(verb)

    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

  29. Stand(verb)

    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

  30. Stand(verb)

    a place where a witness stands to testify in court

  31. Stand(verb)

    the situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business

  32. Stand(verb)

    rank; post; station; standing

  33. Stand(verb)

    a state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do

  34. Stand(verb)

    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

  35. Stand(verb)

    a weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch

  36. Origin: [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, stn, D. staan, OS. standan, stn, OHG. stantan, stn, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st, Goth. standan, Russ. stoiate, L. stare, Gr. 'ista`nai to cause to stand, sth^nai to stand, Skr. sth. 163. Cf. Assist, Constant, Contrast, Desist, Destine, Ecstasy, Exist, Interstice, Obstacle, Obstinate, Prest, n., Rest remainder, Solstice, Stable, a. & n., Staff, Stage, Stall, n., Stamen, Stanchion, Stanza, State, n., Statute, Stead, Steed, Stool, Stud of horses, Substance, System.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stand

    stand, v.i. to cease to move: to be stationary: to occupy a certain position: to stagnate: to be at rest: to be fixed in an upright position, to be erect, to be on the feet—as opposed to sit, lie, kneel, &c.: to become or remain erect: to have a position or rank: to be in a particular state, to be with relation to something else: to maintain an attitude: to be fixed or firm: to keep one's ground: to remain unimpaired: to endure, to be consistent: to consist: to depend or be supported: to offer one's self as a candidate: to have a certain direction: to hold a course at sea.—v.t. to endure: to sustain: to suffer: to abide by: to be at the expense of, to offer and pay for:—pa.t. and pa.p. stood.—ns. Stand′er; Stand′er-by (Shak.), a spectator; Stand′er-up, one who stands up or who takes a side.—adj. Stand′ing, established: settled: permanent: fixed: stagnant: being erect.—n. continuance: existence: place to stand in: position in society: a right or capacity to sue or maintain an action.—n. Stand′ing-ground, a place on which to stand, any basis or principle on which one rests.—n.pl. Stand′ing-or′ders, the name given to permanent regulations made by either House of Parliament for the conduct of its proceedings, and enduring from parliament to parliament unless rescinded.—ns. Stand′ing-pool (Shak.), a pool of stagnant water; Stand′ing-rig′ging, the ropes in a ship that remain fixed; Stand′ing-room, place in which to stand.—n.pl. Stand′ing-stones, monoliths of unhewn stone, erected singly or in groups.—n. Stand′ish, a standing dish for pen and ink.—adj. Stand′-off, holding others off, reserved—also Stand′-off′ish.—ns. Stand′-off′ishness, a distant, reserved, and haughty manner; Stand′-pipe, a vertical pipe at a reservoir, into which the water is pumped up so as to give it a head: a small pipe inserted into an opening in a water-main: a pipe permitting expansion, as of hot water: a pipe sufficiently high for its contents to be forced into a boiler against the steam-pressure; Stand′-point, a station or position from which objects are viewed: a basis or fundamental principle according to which things are compared and judged; Stand′still, a standing without moving forward: a stop.—adj. Stand′-up, standing erect: done standing, noting a fair boxing-match.—Stand against, to resist; Stand by, to support; Stand fast, to be unmoved; Stand fire, to remain steady under the fire of an enemy—also figuratively; Stand for, to be a candidate for: (naut.) to direct the course towards; Stand from, to direct the course from; Stand in, to cost; Stand in with, to have a secret understanding with, as policemen with publicans; Stand low (print.), to fall short of the standard height; Stand off, to keep at a distance: to direct the course from: (Shak.) to forbear compliance or intimacy; Stand off and on, to sail away from shore and then towards it; Stand on, to continue on the same tack or course: (Shak.) to be satisfied or convin

  2. Stand

    stand, n. a place where one stands or remains for any purpose: a place beyond which one does not go, the highest or ultimate point: an erection for spectators at races, &c.: the place of a witness in court: something on which anything rests, a frame for glasses, &c.: a stop, obstruction, rest, quiescence: a state of cessation from action, motion, or business: a state of perplexity or hesitation: a difficulty, resistance.—Be at a stand, to stop on account of doubt or difficulty: to hesitate, to be perplexed; Make a stand, to halt and offer resistance; Put to a stand, to stop, arrest.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. stand

    The act of opposing. Thus, troops that do not yield or give way, are said to make a stand.

Editors Contribution

  1. stand

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes.

    The market stand was designed for the traders to sell their goods efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  
  2. stand

    The ability to get up and have your feet on the ground.

    His mother was 120 and could walk, stand, move about and sometimes jogged also, she is very active and still works.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stand' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1206

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stand' in Written Corpus Frequency: #724

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stand' in Nouns Frequency: #1523

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stand' in Verbs Frequency: #63

Anagrams for Stand »

  1. dasn't

  2. Dasnt

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stand in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Stand in a Sentence

  1. Asia Argento:

    I stand with you.

  2. George Nethercutt:

    You do stand out.

  3. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Stand still in storm.

  4. Eryn Jean Norvill:

    I stand by everything.

  5. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    We will stand together.

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Translations for Stand

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  • opstaan, staan, verdraAfrikaans
  • وقفArabic
  • dayanmaq, durmaqAzerbaijani
  • тороуBashkir
  • стаяць, пастаяцьBelarusian
  • стояBulgarian
  • দাঁড়ানোBengali
  • estar dret, posar-se dretCatalan, Valencian
  • zastávka, pozice, stánek, stojan, stát, postavit, vystát, přestátCzech
  • статиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • vidneskranke, bevoksning, stand, holdeplads, standpunkt, tribune, estrade, stade, stå, rejse, stille, sætte, udholde, udstå, klare, holdeDanish
  • Zeugenstand, Standpunkt, Ständer, Stativ, Stand, Kiosk, stehen, aufstehen, bestehen, durchstehen, stellen, aufstellen, kandidieren, ausstehen, aushalten, abstellen, hinstellenGerman
  • tsitrɛ, tsoEwe
  • κιόσκι, στέκομαι, στάσηGreek
  • stativoEsperanto
  • postura, puesto, posición, mantener, permanecer, levantar, poner, estar parado, pararse, soportar, estar de pie, levantarseSpanish
  • seismaEstonian
  • پا شدن, ایست, وایسادن, ایستادن, برخاستن, وایسوندنPersian
  • tuki, teline, kanta, aitio, todistajanaitio, koju, koppi, metsikkö, paikka, asema, kummissaan, ymmällään, kannanotto, jakso, seisominen, lava, tiski, siemenpuu, seisonta, ihmetys, [[toimia]] [[tuomarina]], tuomaroida, seistä, päteä, pyrkiä, [[olla]] [[ehdokkaana]], seisoa, nousta, [[olla]] [[vaarassa]], sietää, kestää, olla voimassa, [[asettaa]] [[pystyyn]], [[olla]] [[vastaan]], vastustaa, suunnata, [[nousta]] [[seisoa, [[olla]] [[mahdollisuus]], [[nousta]] [[ylös]], tuomitaFinnish
  • piédestal, socle, étal, stand, se tenir debout, se lever, être deboutFrench
  • steanWestern Frisian
  • seasIrish
  • seas, fuilingScottish Gaelic
  • ficar, estar, poñerse de pé, permanecer, pórse de péGalician
  • עמדה, לַעַמוֹדHebrew
  • खड़ा होनाHindi
  • stand, állvány, áll, állít, felállít, feláll, kiáll, jelölteti magátHungarian
  • տաղավար, կրպակ, կանգնել, դիմանալ, կանգնեցնելArmenian
  • berdiriIndonesian
  • stativoIdo
  • standaIcelandic
  • stare in piedi, sostare, sopportare, durare, soffrire, subire, appoggiare, entrare in lizza, alzarsi, stare fermo, arbitrare, tollerare, resistere, mettere in piedi, sostenere, mettere ritto, collocare, candidarsiItalian
  • 立場, 木立ち, 屋台, スタンド, 証言台, 売店, 停留所, 立つ, 我慢する, 大目にみる, 立てる, 突っ立つ, 耐える, 立たすJapanese
  • პოზიცია, დგომაGeorgian
  • тұруKazakh
  • ឈរKhmer
  • 서다Korean
  • وه‌ستان, هه‌ستان, راوه‌ستان, به‌ پێوه‌, هه‌ڵسان, به‌ راوه‌ستانKurdish
  • турууKyrgyz
  • stō, surgoLatin
  • stoenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຍືນLao
  • stovėtiLithuanian
  • stāvētLatvian
  • porotētekeMāori
  • став, статив, потпора, штанд, тезга, постојка, сталак, застој, стојалиште, поставува, застанува, стои, станува, суди, издржува, поднесува, трпи, се кандидира, истрпуваMacedonian
  • зогсохMongolian
  • उभं राहनेMarathi
  • berdiri, tahanMalay
  • ရပ်Burmese
  • standplaats, standpunt, kraam, sokkel, positie, bosschage, stand, staander, statief, overeind, staan, doorstaan, uitstaan, zetten, opstaan, neerzetten, weerstaan, verdragen, stellenDutch
  • reise seg, stå opp, motstå, reise opp, stå, bli stående, tåleNorwegian
  • sizį́Navajo, Navaho
  • stać, wstawaćPolish
  • posto, apoio, estande, barraca, posição, amparo, encosto, barraquinha, permanecer, estar, [[pôr]]-[[se]] [[de]] [[pé]], parar, aguentar, passar por, tolerar, candidatar-se, encostar, levantar, ficar, erguer, suportar, ficar de péPortuguese
  • star en pes, star siRomansh
  • arboret, ridica, fi supus, sta, sta în picioareRomanian
  • ларёк, палатка, стоянка, пост, позиция, сопротивление, пьедестал, консоль, стойка, стенд, киоск, подставка, этажерка, подпора, штатив, стеллаж, выдерживать, выдержать, баллотироваться, вставать, вынести, ставить, поставить, стоять, встать, выстоять, выноситьRussian
  • стајати, stajati, izdržati, ustati, trpeti, postavitiSerbo-Croatian
  • අමිශ්‍ර ගොන්නSinhala, Sinhalese
  • stojan, stáťSlovak
  • statiSlovene
  • rriAlbanian
  • emaSouthern Sotho
  • ställ, stativ, ställning, position, vittnesbås, stå, ställa sig uppSwedish
  • msimamo, misimamoSwahili
  • истоданTajik
  • ยืน, ลุกThai
  • durmakTurkmen
  • ayakta durmak, durmakTurkish
  • торыргаTatar
  • ti'aTahitian
  • стоятиUkrainian
  • کھڑا ہوناUrdu
  • turmoqUzbek
  • đứngVietnamese
  • שטייןYiddish

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