What does stand up mean?

Definitions for stand up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stand-up(verb)

    requiring a standing position

    "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic"

  2. arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up(verb)

    rise to one's feet

    "The audience got up and applauded"

  3. stand up(verb)

    refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

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

    put into an upright position

    "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

  5. stand, stand up(verb)

    be standing; be upright

    "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

  6. stand up, stick up(verb)

    defend against attack or criticism

    "He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"

  7. stand up, hold up, hold water(verb)

    resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

    "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

  8. bristle, uprise, stand up(verb)

    rise up as in fear

    "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"


  1. stand up(Verb)

    To rise from a lying or sitting position.

  2. stand up(Verb)

    To bring something up and set it into a standing position.

  3. stand up(Verb)

    To avoid a prearranged meeting, especially a date, with (a person) without prior notification; to jilt or shirk.

  4. stand up(Verb)

    To last or endure over a period of time.

  5. stand up(Verb)

    To continue to be believable, consistent, or plausible.

  6. stand up(Verb)

    To stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.

  7. stand up(Verb)

    To launch, propel upwards

  8. Origin: Equivalent to stand + up.



    STAND UP is a national campaign that seeks to positively impact the current crisis within the United States public education system by calling upon community leaders, parents, students and citizens to encourage change and STAND UP for better schools and the future of America’s children. STAND UP was founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Eli Broad Foundation, and was launched in April 2006 on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a two-part feature.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand up in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, "Meditations", book 6.:

    To stand up -- or be setup?

  2. Keiha Souley:

    You've got to stand up sometime.

  3. Japanese Proverb:

    Fall seven times, stand up eight.

  4. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    Someone has to stand up for wimps.

  5. Sophocles:

    It made our hair stand up in panic fear.

Images & Illustrations of stand up

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