from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tie or draw, as in a contest.
- n. A situation in which one force neutralizes or counterbalances the other.
- n. A standoff insulator.
- adj. Standoffish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and a sign or electrical wiring.
- n. A deadlocked confrontation between antagonists (see stand off and verb below).
- v. Nonstandard spelling of stand off.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A situation in a contest in which the winner is undecided; a draw or stalemate.
- n. A successful stand.
- n. Something that serves to keep one object at a distance from another, such as a prop attached to the top of a ladder to keep it from leaning directly against the vertical surface which suports it.
- adj. Serving to keep two objects or parts of a machine separated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A holding or keeping off; a counteraction.
- Holding others off; distant; reserved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
- n. the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
stand + off (Wiktionary)