What does withstand mean?

Definitions for withstand
wɪθˈstænd, wɪð-with·stand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, withstand, hold, hold up(verb)

    resist or confront with resistance

    "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something


  1. withstand(Verb)

    To resist or endure (something) successfully.

    Etymology: wiðstandan (wið "against" + standan "to stand")

  2. withstand(Verb)

    To oppose (something) forcefully.

    Etymology: wiðstandan (wið "against" + standan "to stand")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withstand

    to stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments

    Etymology: [AS. wistandan. See With, prep., and Stand.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Withstand

    with-stand′, v.t. to stand against: to oppose or resist:—pa.t. and pa.p. Withstood′.—n. Withstand′er.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. withstand

    To oppose; to resist; as, to withstand the attack of troops.

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How to say withstand in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of withstand in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of withstand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of withstand in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    We're clearly in an escalatory cycle, but I think Beijing's primary motivation right now in the trade war is to be able to withstand pressure from President Donald Trump. You can think of it as' resilience comes first.'.

  2. George Washington:

    Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

  3. Juergen Stackmann:

    We must learn how to live with the virus, the standstill cannot last longer than summer ... Society and the economy cannot withstand that ... We are preparing ourselves for the moment when it starts again.

  4. Paulo Pereira:

    If market turmoil and volatility persist, we will see a polarization between companies in more resilient sectors which can better withstand this crisis, and distressed players in the worst-affected sectors which will be starving for cash.

  5. Julio Bastias:

    The merlot won't be able to withstand the heat and it will have to be harvested earlier.

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