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    stand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stand

    Definition
    (noun) a support or foundation
    Synonyms : base , pedestal
    Example Sentence
    • the base of the lamp
    Definition
    (noun) the position where a thing or person stands Definition
    (noun) a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    Example Sentence
    • they cut down a stand of trees
    Definition
    (noun) a small table for holding articles of various kinds
    Example Sentence
    • a bedside stand
    Definition
    (noun) a support for displaying various articles
    Synonyms : rack
    Example Sentence
    • the newspapers were arranged on a rack
    Definition
    (noun) an interruption of normal activity
    Synonyms : standstill , tie-up
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    Synonyms : sales booth , stall
    Definition
    (noun) a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    Example Sentence
    • a one-night stand
    Definition
    (noun) tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) Definition
    (noun) a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
    Synonyms : bandstand , outdoor stage
    Definition
    (noun) a defensive effort
    Example Sentence
    • the army made a final stand at the Rhone
    Definition
    (verb) be standing; be upright
    Synonyms : stand up
    Example Sentence
    • We had to stand for the entire performance!
    Definition
    (verb) be in some specified state or condition
    Example Sentence
    • I stand corrected
    Definition
    (verb) occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    Example Sentence
    • We stand on common ground
    Definition
    (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?
    Definition
    (verb) remain inactive or immobile
    Example Sentence
    • standing water
    Definition
    (verb) be in effect; be or remain in force
    Example Sentence
    • The law stands!
    Definition
    (verb) be tall; have a height of; copula
    Example Sentence
    • She stands 6 feet tall
    Definition
    (verb) put into an upright position
    Synonyms : place upright , stand up
    Example Sentence
    • Can you stand the bookshelf up?
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) be available for stud services
    Example Sentence
    • male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females
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