from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stand against; resist, oppose; withstand.
- v. To make or offer resistance.
- n. Opposition; resistance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To withstand; to resist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To withstand; oppose; resist.
- To make or offer resistance.
From Middle English gainstanden, corresponding to gain- + stand. (Wiktionary)