Definitions for stand
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stand.
base, pedestal, standnoun
a support or foundation
"the base of the lamp"
the position where a thing or person stands
a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
"they cut down a stand of trees"
a small table for holding articles of various kinds
"a bedside stand"
a support for displaying various articles
"the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
stand, standstill, tie-upnoun
an interruption of normal activity
point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpointnoun
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"
stall, stand, sales boothnoun
a booth where articles are displayed for sale
a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
"a one-night stand"
tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
bandstand, outdoor stage, standnoun
a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
a defensive effort
"the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
stand, stand upverb
be standing; be upright
"We had to stand for the entire performance!"
be in some specified state or condition
"I stand corrected"
occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
"We stand on common ground"
stand, remain firmverb
hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upverb
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"
have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
"Where do you stand on the War?"
remain inactive or immobile
be in effect; be or remain in force
"The law stands!"
be tall; have a height of; copula
"She stands 6 feet tall"
stand, stand up, place uprightverb
put into an upright position
"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
resist, stand, fendverb
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"
be available for stud services
"male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
A defensive position or effort.
A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
They took a firm stand against copyright infringement.
A period of performance in a given location or venue.
A device to hold something upright or aloft.
He set the music upon the stand and began to play.
The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
She took the stand and quietly answered questions.
A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.
This stand of pines is older than the one next to it.
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.
A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.
A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
To remain motionless.
Do not leave your car standing in the road.
To act as an umpire.
To undergo; withstand; hold up.
The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
To place in an upright or standing position.
He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
To seek election.
He is standing for election to the local council
Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).
A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
A single set, as of arms.
to be valid.
What I said yesterday still stands.
Etymology: From standaz.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
I have found you out a stand most fit,
Where you may have such ’vantage on the duke,
He shall not pass you. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
In this covert will we make a stand,
Culling the principal of all the deer. William Shakespeare.
Then from his lofty stand on that high tree,
Down he alights among the sportful herds. John Milton.
The princely hierarch
In their bright stand there left his pow’rs, to seize
Possession of the garden. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
The male bird, whilst the hen is covering her eggs, generally takes his stand upon a neighbouring bough and diverts her with his songs during her sitting. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
I took my stand upon an eminence which was appointed for a general rendezvous of these female carriers, to look into their several ladings. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Three persons entered into a conspiracy to assassinate Timoleon, as he was offering up his devotions in a certain temple:
in order to it they took their several stands in the most convenient places. Addison.
When just as by her stand Arsaces past,
The window by design or chance fell down,
And to his view expos’d her blushing beauties. Nicholas Rowe.
The urchin from his private stand
Took aim, and shot with all his strength. Jonathan Swift.
Father, since your fortune did attain
So high a stand; I mean not to descend. Daniel.
A race of youthful and unhandled colts
Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing;
If any air of musick touch their ears,
You shall perceive them make a mutual stand;
Their savage eyes turn’d to a modest gaze. William Shakespeare.
The earl of Northampton followed the horse so closely, that they made a stand, when he furiously charged and routed them. Edward Hyde.
Once more the fleeting soul came back,
T’ inspire the mortal frame,
And in the body took a doubtful stand,
Hov’ring like expiring flame,
That mounts and falls by turns. Dryden.
At every turn she made a little stand,
And thrust among the thorns her lily hand
To draw the rose. Dryden.
The greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest; so as, if the usurer either call in, or keep back his money, there will ensue presently a great stand of trade. Francis Bacon.
Should this circulation cease, the formation of bodies would be at an end, and nature at a perfect stand. John Woodward.
We are come off
Like Romans; neither foolish in our stands,
Nor cowardly in retire. William Shakespeare.
Our sons but the same things can wish and do,
Vice is at stand and at the highest flow:
Then, satire, spread thy sails; take all the winds can blow. Dryden.
In the beginning of summer the days are at a stand, with little variation of length or shortness; because the diurnal variation of the sun partakes more of a right line than of a spiral. Dryden.
The sea, since the memory of all ages, hath continued at a stand, without considerable variation. Richard Bentley.
Every part of what we would,
Must make a stand at what your highness will. William Shakespeare.
When fam’d Varelst this little wonder drew,
Flora vouchsav’d the growing work to view;
Finding the painter’s science at a stand,
The goddess snatch’d the pencil from his hand:
And finishing the piece, she smiling said,
Behold one work of mine that ne’er shall fade. Matthew Prior.
A fool may so far imitate the mein of a wise man, as at first to put a body to a stand what to make of him. Roger L'Estrange.
The well-shap’d changeling is a man, has a rational soul, tho’ it appear not: this is past doubt. Make the ears a little longer, then you begin to boggle: make the face yet narrower, and then you are at a stand. John Locke.
Such squires are only fit for country towns,
To stink of ale, and dust a stand with clowns;
Who, to be chosen for the land’s protectors,
Tope and get drunk before the wise electors. Dryden.
After supper a stand was brought in, with a brass vessel full of wine, of which he that pleas’d might drink; but no liquour was forced. John Dryden, Life of Cleomenes.
None durst stand him;
Here, there, and every where, enrag’d he flew. William Shakespeare.
Love stood the siege, and wou’d not yield his breast. Dryd.
Oh! had bounteous heav’n
Bestow’d Hippolitus on Phædra’s arms,
So had I stood the shock of angry fate. Edmund Smith, Phæd. and Hip.
That not for fame, but virtue’s better end,
He stood the furious foe, the timid friend,
The damning critick. Alexander Pope.
Bid him disband the legions,
Submit his actions to the publick censure,
And stand the judgment of a Roman senate. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Turning at the length, he stood his ground,
And miss’d his friend. Dryden.
preterite I stood, I have stood.
Etymology: standan , Gothick and Saxon; staen, Dutch; stare, Italian; estar, Spanish; stare, Latin.
What will they then? what but unbuild
A living temple, built by faith to stand? John Milton.
This poet’s tomb stood on the other side of Naples, which looks towards Vesuvio. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Chariot and charioteer lay overturn’d,
And fiery foaming steeds: what stood, recoil’d
O’erweary’d, through the faint satanick host
Defensive scarce, or with pale fear surpris’d
Fled ignominious. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
The rooted fibres rose, and from the wound
Black bloody drops distill’d upon the ground:
Mute, and amaz’d, my hair with horror stood;
Fear shrunk my senses, and congeal’d my blood. Dryden.
Her hair stood up; convulsive rage possess’d
Her trembling limbs. John Dryden, Æn.
The leaders, having charge from you to stand,
Will not go off until they hear you speak. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
Sun in Gideon stand,
And thou moon in the vale of Ajalon. John Milton.
Mortal, who this forbidden path
In arms presum’st to tread, I charge thee stand,
And tell thy name. John Dryden, Æn.
This nation of Spain runs a race still of empire, when all other states of Christendom stand at a stay. Francis Bacon.
Immense the pow’r, immense were the demand;
Say, at what part of nature will they stand? Alexander Pope.
Commonwealths by virtue ever stood. Davies.
To stand or fall,
Free in thine own arbitrement it lies. John Milton.
My mind on its own centre stands unmov’d,
And stable as the fabrick of the world,
Propt on itself. Dryden.
Seeing how lothly opposite I stood
To his unnat’ral purpose, in fell motion
With his prepared sword he charges home
My unprovided body. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
From enemies heav’n keep your majesty;
And when they stand against you, may they fall. William Shakespeare.
If he would presently yield, Barbarossa promised to let him go free; but if he should stand upon his defence, he threatened to make him repent his foolish hardiness. Richard Knolles.
The king granted the Jews to gather themselves together, and stand for their life. Esth. viii. 11.
We are often constrained to stand alone against the strength of opinion. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours. Preface to.
It was by the sword they should die, if they stood upon defence; and by the halter, if they should yield. John Hayward.
Who before him stood so to it? for the Lord brought his enemies unto him. Ecclus xlvi. 3.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Eph. vi. 11.
Their lives and fortunes were put in safety, whether they stood to it or ran away. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
At the soldierly word stand the flyers halted a little. Edward Hyde.
Amongst liquids endued with this quality of relaxing, warm water stands first. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
Theology would truly enlarge the mind, were it studied with that freedom and that sacred charity which it teaches: let this therefore stand always chief. Isaac Watts.
If meat make my brother offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth. 1 Cor. viii. 13.
That sots and knaves should be so vain
To wish their vile resemblance may remain;
And stand recorded, at their own request,
To future days a libel or a jest. Dryden.
Aw’d by the rod of Moses so to stand,
Divided. John Milton.
Accomplish what your signs foreshow:
I stand resign’d, and am prepar’d to go. John Dryden, Æn.
He struck the snakes, and stood again
New sex’d, and strait recover’d into man. Addison.
They expect to be favoured, who stand not possessed of any one of those qualifications that belonged to him. Francis Atterbury.
Some middle prices shew us in what proportion the value of their lands stood, in regard to those of our own country. Arbuth.
God, who sees all things intuitively, does not want these helps: he neither stands in need of logick nor uses it. Thomas Baker.
Persians and Greeks like turns of nature found,
And the world’s victor stood subdu’d by sound. Alexander Pope.
Narrow capacities, imagining the great capable of being disconcerted by little occasions, frame their malignant fables accordingly, and stand detected by it, as by an evident mark of ignorance. Alexander Pope, Essay on Homer.
God was not ignorant that the judges, whose sentence in matters of controversy he ordained should stand, oftentimes would be deceived. Richard Hooker.
A thing within my bosom tells me,
That no conditions of our peace can stand. William Shakespeare, H. IV.
I will punish you, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil. Jer. xliv. 29.
My mercy will I keep for him, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. Ps. lxxxix. 28.
That could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience, which stood only in meats and drinks. Heb. ix. 10.
The hirelings stand at a certain wages. Carew.
If it stand
Within the eye of honour, be assured
My purse, my person, my extremest means,
Lie all unlock’d to your occasions. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
My very enemy’s dog,
Though he had bit me, should have stood that night
Against my fire. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
A philosopher disputed with Adrian the emperor, and did it but weakly: one of his friends, that stood by, said, Methinks you were not like yourself last day in argument with the emperor; I could have answered better myself. Why, said the philosopher, would you have me contend with him that commands thirty legions? Francis Bacon.
This excellent man, who stood not upon the advantage-ground before, provoked men of all qualities. Edward Hyde.
From th’ armoury of God, where stand of old
Myriads. John Milton.
We make all our addresses to the promises, hug and caress them, and in the interim let the commands stand by neglected. Decay of Piety.
Opprest nature sleeps:
This rest might yet have balm’d thy broken senses,
Which stand in hard cure. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
So it stands; and this I fear at last,
Hume’s knavery will be the dutchess’ wreck. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
Our company assembled, I said, My dear friends, let us know ourselves, and how it standeth with us. Francis Bacon.
Gardiner was made king’s solicitor, and the patent, formerly granted to Saint-John, stood revoked. Edward Hyde.
Why stand we longer shivering under fears? John Milton.
As things now stand with us, we have no power to do good after that illustrious manner our Saviour did. Edmund Calamy, Serm.
The broil doubtful long stood,
As two spent swimmers that do cling together,
And choke their art. William Shakespeare.
I in thy persevering shall rejoice,
And all the blest stand fast. John Milton.
I stand in need of one whose glories may
Redeem my crimes, ally me to his fame. Dryden.
Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
Mumbling of wicked charms, conj’ring the moon
To stand’s auspicious mistress. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
An utter unsuitableness disobedience has to the relation which man necessarily stands in towards his Maker. South.
This reply standeth all by conjectures. John Whitgift.
The presbyterians of the kirk, less forward to declare their opinion in the former point, stand upon the latter only. Robert Sanderson.
He that will know, must by the connexion of the proofs see the truth and the ground it stands on. John Locke.
Stand in awe and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Psal. iv. 4.
I desire to be present, and change my voice, for I stand in doubt of you. Gal. iv. 20.
Readers, by whose judgment I would stand or fall, would not be such as are acquainted only with the French and Italian criticks. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Not to consider in what case thou stand’st
Further than he is Cæsar. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
To heav’n I do appeal,
I have lov’d my king and common-weal;
As for my wife, I know not how it stands. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
The cause must be presumed as good on our part as on theirs, till it be decided who have stood for the truth, and who for errour. Richard Hooker.
Shall we sound him?
I think, he will stand very strong with us. William Shakespeare.
Who will rise up or stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Psalm xciv. 16.
Chilon said, that kings friends and favourites were like casting counters; that sometimes stood for one, sometimes for ten. Francis Bacon.
I will not trouble myself, whether these names stand for the same thing, or really include one another. John Locke.
Their language being scanty, had no words in it to stand for a thousand. John Locke.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Cor. xvi. 13.
How soon hath thy prediction, seer blest!
Measur’d this transient world, the race of time,
Till time stand fix’d. John Milton.
Behold on Latian shores a foreign prince!
From the same parts of heav’n his navy stands,
To the same parts on earth his army lands. Dryden.
Full for the port the Ithacensians stand,
And furl their sails, and issue on the land. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
The wand did not really stand to the metals, when placed under it, or the metalline veins. Boyle.
He stood to be elected one of the proctors for the university. Robert Sanderson, Life.
The fool hath planted in his memory
An army of good words; and I do know
A many fools that stand in better place,
Garnish’d like him, that for a tricksy word
Defy the matter. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
He was commanded by the duke to stand aside and expect his answer. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
I stood between the Lord and you, to shew you the Lord’s word. Deuter. v. 5.
Stand by when he is going. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Butler.
Where Ufens glides along the lowly lands,
Or the black water of Pomptina stands. Dryden.
Yourself, renowned prince, then stood as fair
As any comer I have look'd on, For my affection. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Each thinks he stands fairest for the great lot, and that he is possessed of the golden number. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
He was a gentleman of considerable practice at the bar, and stood fair for the first vacancy on the bench. Nicholas Rowe.
Though Page be a secure fool, and stand so firmly on his wife's frailty, yet I cannot put off my opinion so easily. William Shakespeare.
I'll tell you who time ambles withal, who time gallops withal.—Whom stands it still withal?—With lawyers in the vacation; for they sleep between term and term, and then they perceive not how time moves. William Shakespeare.
They will suspect they shall make but small progress, if, in the books they read, they must stand to examine and unravel every argument. John Locke.
To stand upon every point, and be curious in particulars, belongeth to the first author of the story. 2 Maccab. ii. 30.
It is so plain that it needeth not to be stood upon. Francis Bacon.
Have I lived to stand in the taunt of one that makes fritters of English. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
Never stand in a lie when thou art accused, but ask pardon and make amends. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of holy Living.
The emperor standing upon the advantage he had got by the seisure of their fleet, obliged them to deliver. Gulliver's Travels.
Hath the prince a full commission,
To hear, and absolutely to determine
Of what conditions we shall stand upon? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
To gratify his noble service, that
Hath thus stood for his country. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Despair would stand to the sword,
To try what friends would do, or fate afford. Daniel.
His faithful people, whatsoever they rightly ask, the same shall they receive, so far as may stand with the glory of God and their own everlasting good; unto either of which it is no virtuous man's purpose to seek any thing prejudicial. Richard Hooker.
Some instances of fortune cannot stand with some others; but if you desire this, you must lose that. Taylor.
It stood with reason that they should be rewarded liberally out of their own labours since they received pay. Davies.
Sprightly youth and close application will hardly stand together. Henry Felton.
The ass hoped the dog would stand by him, if set upon by the wolf. Roger L'Estrange.
If he meet with a repulse, we must throw off the fox's skin, and put on the lion's: come, gentlemen, you'll stand by me. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.
Our good works will attend and stand by us at the hour of death. Edmund Calamy.
Margaret's curse is fall'n upon our heads,
For standing by when Richard kill'd her son. William Shakespeare.
The world is inclined to stand by the Arundelian marble. Alexander Pope, Essay on Homer.
How many stand for consulships?—three; but 'tis thought of every one Coriolanus will carry it. William Shakespeare.
If they were jealous that Coriolanus had a design on their liberties when he stood for the consulship, it was but just that they should give him a repulse. John Dennis.
Those which stood for the presbytery thought their cause had more sympathy with the discipline of Scotland, than the hierarchy of England. Francis Bacon.
Freedom we all stand for. Ben Jonson.
Stand off, and let me take my fill of death. Dryden.
Stand no more off,
But give thyself unto my sick desires. William Shakespeare.
Our bloods pour'd altogether
Would quite confound distinction; yet stand off
In differences so mighty. William Shakespeare.
Such behaviour frights away friendship, and makes it stand off in dislike and aversion. Jeremy Collier, of Friendship.
Though nothing can be more honourable than an acquaintance with God, we stand off from it, and will not be tempted to embrace it. Francis Atterbury.
Picture is best when it standeth off, as if it were carved; and sculpture is best when it appeareth so tender as if it were painted; when there is such a softness in the limbs, as if not a chisel had hewed them out of stone, but a pencil had drawn and stroaked them in oil. Henry Wotton, Architecture.
King John hath reconcil'd
Himself to Rome; his spirit is come in,
That so stood out against the holy church. William Shakespeare.
Pomtinius knows not you,
While you stand out upon these traiterous terms. Ben. John.
Let not men flatter themselves, that though they find it difficult at present to combat and stand out against an ill practice; yet that old age would do that for them, which they in their youth could never find in their hearts to do for themselves. Robert South, Sermons.
Scarce can a good natured man refuse a compliance with the solicitations of his company, and stand out against the railery of his familiars. John Rogers, Sermons.
Thou shalt see me at Tullus' face:
What, art thou stiff? stand'st out? William Shakespeare.
If the ladies will stand out, let them remember that the jury is not all agreed. Dryden.
Their eyes stand out with fatness. Ps. lxxiii. 7.
Palinurus, cry'd aloud,
What gusts of weather from that gath'ring cloud
My thoughts presage! ere that the tempest roars,
Stand to your tackles, mates, and stretch your oars. Dryden.
He that will pass his land,
As I have mine, may set his hand
And heart unto this deed, when he hath read;
And make the purchase spread
To both our goods if he to it will stand. George Herbert.
I still stand to it, that this is his sense, as will appear from the design of his words. Edward Stillingfleet.
As I have no reason to stand to the award of my enemies; so neither dare I trust the partiality of my friends. Dryden.
If you unite in your complaints,
And force them with a constancy, the cardinal
Cannot stand under them. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.
When the accusers stood up, he brought none accusation of such things as I supposed. Acts xxv. 18.
When we stood up about the corn, he himself stuck not to call us the many-headed monster. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Does it not stand me now upon? William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
The king knowing well that it stood him upon: by how much the more he had hitherto protracted the time, by so much the sooner to dispatch with the rebels. Francis Bacon.
It stands me much upon
T' enervate this objection. Hudibras.
Does it not stand them upon, to examine upon what grounds they presume it to be a revelation from God. John Locke.
Men stand very much upon the reputation of their understandings, and of all things hate to be accounted fools: the best way to avoid this imputation is to be religious. John Tillotson.
We highly esteem and stand much upon our birth, though we derive nothing from our ancestors but our bodies; and it is useful to improve this advantage, to imitate their good examples. John Ray, on the Creation.
A rascally, yea—forsooth, knave, to bear a gentleman in hand, and then stand upon security. William Shakespeare.
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A stand is an upright structure or support designed to hold something or to provide stability and balance. It can also refer to taking a position or displaying a certain attitude or behavior in a particular situation.
to be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
to be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc
to continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation
to occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine
to cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary
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
to maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe
to maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition
to adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice
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
to be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist
to be consistent; to agree; to accord
to hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor
to offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate
to stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless
to measure when erect on the feet
to be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide
to appear in court
to endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat
to resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand
to abide by; to submit to; to suffer
to set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet
to be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat
the act of standing
a halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand
a place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something
a station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand
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
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
a place where a witness stands to testify in court
the situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business
rank; post; station; standing
a state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do
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
a weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch
Etymology: [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
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 convinced of; Stand one's ground, to maintain one's position; Stand out, to project, to be prominent: not to comply, to refuse to yield; Stand to, to agree to, adhere to, abide by, maintain; Stand together, to agree, to be consistent with; Stand trial, not to give up without trial; Stand under (Shak.), to undergo, to sustain; Stand up, to rise from a sitting posture; Stand up for, to support or attempt to defend; Stand upon (B.), to attack; Stand up to, to meet face to face, to fulfil manfully; Stand up with, to dance with as a partner; Stand with, to be consistent. [A.S. standan; Goth. standan, Ger. stehen; cf. Gr. histanai, to place, L. stāre, to 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
The act of opposing. Thus, troops that do not yield or give way, are said to make a stand.
A type of structure and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
The market stand was designed for the traders to sell their goods efficiently.
Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020
Be stable on our feet.
His mother is 120 and can walk, stand, move about and jog, she is active, does gardening and works.
Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stand is ranked #89403 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Stand surname appeared 207 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stand.
58.9% or 122 total occurrences were White.
22.2% or 46 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
10.6% or 22 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
4.3% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stand' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1206
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stand' in Written Corpus Frequency: #724
Rank popularity for the word 'stand' in Nouns Frequency: #1523
Rank popularity for the word 'stand' in Verbs Frequency: #63
The numerical value of stand in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of stand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.
I honestly look for the good in all people and whether you believe in God or you believe in your country or you believe in family, they all have one thing in common in that they stand for something greater than themselves. I see all of your negative comments, the hateful comments you post and it gives me that pit in the bottom of my stomach because I’m posting something good and positive and, at the end of the day, I just want to spark conversation, but, I can’t think of what could possibly be more important than basic human kindness. I feel like you reach a crossroad when you want to stand up and voice your opinion. You can either stand up and say something constructive, or stand up and say something destructive. And, lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of the latter.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Call your friends, send out emails, send out texts. You know what we stand for? We stand for our Constitution, we stand for low taxes, we stand for a government that works for us, we stand for better jobs, safe communities. We stand for schools that will educate our children, keep them safe. We can get that done. We got to get you to spread the word for us.
You, the Spirit of the Settlement ... Not understand that America is God's crucible, the great melting-pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming Here, you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries...
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Translations for stand
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- opstaan, staan, verdraAfrikaans
- dayanmaq, durmaqAzerbaijani
- стаяць, пастаяцьBelarusian
- 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
- postura, puesto, posición, mantener, permanecer, levantar, poner, estar parado, pararse, soportar, estar de pie, levantarseSpanish
- 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
- 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
- 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
- وهستان, ههستان, راوهستان, به پێوه, ههڵسان, به راوهستانKurdish
- stō, surgoLatin
- stoenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- став, статив, потпора, штанд, тезга, постојка, сталак, застој, стојалиште, поставува, застанува, стои, станува, суди, издржува, поднесува, трпи, се кандидира, истрпуваMacedonian
- उभं राहनेMarathi
- berdiri, tahanMalay
- 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
- emaSouthern Sotho
- ställ, stativ, ställning, position, vittnesbås, stå, ställa sig uppSwedish
- msimamo, misimamoSwahili
- ยืน, ลุกThai
- ayakta durmak, durmakTurkish
- کھڑا ہوناUrdu
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