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stand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stand

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(noun) a support or foundation
Synonyms : base , pedestal
Example Sentence
  • the base of the lamp

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(noun) the position where a thing or person stands
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(noun) a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
Example Sentence
  • they cut down a stand of trees

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(noun) a small table for holding articles of various kinds
Example Sentence
  • a bedside stand

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(noun) a support for displaying various articles
Synonyms : rack
Example Sentence
  • the newspapers were arranged on a rack

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(noun) an interruption of normal activity
Synonyms : standstill , tie-up

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(noun) a mental position from which things are viewed
Example Sentence
  • we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians
  • teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events

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(noun) a booth where articles are displayed for sale
Synonyms : sales booth , stall

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(noun) a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
Example Sentence
  • a one-night stand

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(noun) tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
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(noun) a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
Synonyms : bandstand , outdoor stage

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(noun) a defensive effort
Example Sentence
  • the army made a final stand at the Rhone

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(verb) be standing; be upright
Synonyms : stand up
Example Sentence
  • We had to stand for the entire performance!

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(verb) be in some specified state or condition
Example Sentence
  • I stand corrected

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(verb) occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
Example Sentence
  • We stand on common ground

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(verb) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
Synonyms : remain firm
Example Sentence
  • I am standing my ground and won't give in!

Definition
(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
Example Sentence
  • Where do you stand on the War?

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(verb) remain inactive or immobile
Example Sentence
  • standing water

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(verb) be in effect; be or remain in force
Example Sentence
  • The law stands!

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(verb) be tall; have a height of; copula
Example Sentence
  • She stands 6 feet tall

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(verb) put into an upright position
Synonyms : place upright , stand up
Example Sentence
  • Can you stand the bookshelf up?

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(verb) withstand the force of something
Synonyms : fend , resist
Example Sentence
  • The trees resisted her
  • stand the test of time
  • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

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(verb) be available for stud services
Example Sentence
  • male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females

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