Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stand against; withstand; oppose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To withstand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, obsolete To stand against; withstand; oppose

Etymologies

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From Middle English aȝeinstanden, aȝenstonden, from Old English āġēnstandan, ongēanstandan ("to stand against, press, urge, insist upon"), equivalent to again- +‎ stand.

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