Definitions

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  • verb intransitive, obsolete To stand still; remain; stay.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To come to a standstill; stop.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To make a hostile stand; resist; withstand.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To stand to; withstand; resist; stand close to; press.

Etymologies

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From Middle English atstonden, etstonden, ætstanden, from Old English ætstandan ("to stand still, stand at, stand near, stand in, stand by, stop, rest, stay, remain, stand up, check, resist, cease, blight (crops)"), equivalent to at- +‎ stand. Conflated with in some senses with Middle English anstanden ("to resist"). See astand.

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