Definitions of stand:
  • noun:   a defensive effort
    Example: "The army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  • noun:   a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    Example: "A one-night stand"
  • noun:   tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
  • noun:   a small table for holding articles of various kinds
    Example: "A bedside stand"
  • noun:   an interruption of normal activity
  • noun:   a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    Example: "They cut down a stand of trees"
  • noun:   the position where a thing or person stands
  • noun:   a support for displaying various articles
  • noun:   a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  • noun:   a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
  • noun:   a support or foundation
  • noun:   a mental position from which things are viewed
  • verb:   be in some specified state or condition
    Example: "I stand corrected"
  • verb:   hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    Example: "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
  • verb:   be tall; have a height of; copula
    Example: "She stands 6 feet tall"
  • verb:   be in effect; be or remain in force
    Example: "The law stands!"
  • verb:   remain inactive or immobile
    Example: "Standing water"
  • verb:   occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    Example: "We stand on common ground"
  • verb:   have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    Example: "Where do you stand on the War?"
  • verb:   be available for stud services
  • verb:   be standing; be upright
    Example: "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  • verb:   put into an upright position
    Example: "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
  • verb:   withstand the force of something
    Example: "Stand the test of time"
  • verb:   put up with something or somebody unpleasant

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