Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To rise to an upright position on the feet.
  • intransitive verb To assume or maintain an upright position as specified.
  • intransitive verb To maintain an upright position on the feet.
  • intransitive verb To maintain an upright or vertical position on a base or support.
  • intransitive verb To be placed or situated.
  • intransitive verb To remain stable, upright, or intact.
  • intransitive verb To remain valid, effective, or unaltered.
  • intransitive verb To be or show a specified figure or amount.
  • intransitive verb To measure a specified height when in an upright position.
  • intransitive verb To take up or maintain a specified position, altitude, or course.
  • intransitive verb To be in a position of possible gain or loss.
  • intransitive verb To be in a specified state or condition.
  • intransitive verb To exist in a particular form.
  • intransitive verb To be at a specified level on a scale or in an amount.
  • intransitive verb To come to a stop; remain motionless.
  • intransitive verb To remain stationary or inactive.
  • intransitive verb To remain without flowing or being disturbed; be or become stagnant.
  • intransitive verb Nautical To take or hold a particular course or direction.
  • intransitive verb To be available as a sire. Used of horses.
  • intransitive verb Chiefly British To be a candidate for public office.
  • intransitive verb To cause to stand; place upright.
  • intransitive verb To engage in or encounter.
  • intransitive verb To resist successfully; withstand.
  • intransitive verb To put up with patiently or resolutely; bear: synonym: endure.
  • intransitive verb To submit to or undergo.
  • intransitive verb To tolerate and benefit from.
  • intransitive verb To perform the duty of.
  • intransitive verb Informal To treat (someone) or pay the cost of (food or drink).
  • noun The act of standing.
  • noun A ceasing of work or activity; a standstill or halt.
  • noun A stop on a performance tour.
  • noun The place or station where a person stands.
  • noun A booth, stall, or counter for the display of goods for sale.
  • noun A parking space reserved for taxis.
  • noun A desperate or decisive effort at defense or resistance, as in a battle.
  • noun A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold.
  • noun Rows of wooden or metal benches placed one above another for people watching a sports event or a performance.
  • noun Law A witness stand.
  • noun A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles.
  • noun A group or growth of tall plants or trees.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English standen, from Old English standan; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English standen, from Old English standan ("to stand, occupy a place, be valid, stand good, be, exist, take place, consist, be fixed, remain undisturbed, stand still, cease to move, remain without motion, stop, maintain one’s position, not yield to pressure, reside, abide, continue, remain, not to fall, be upheld"), from Proto-Germanic *standanan (“to stand”) (compare Old Frisian standa, Old Saxon standan, Old High German stantan, Old Norse standa, Gothic  (standan)), derived from Proto-Germanic *stānan (“to stand”) (compare West Frisian stean, Dutch staan, German stehen, Danish/Norwegian stå), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (compare Irish seas, Latin stare, Lithuanian stóti, Old Church Slavonic стояти (stojati), Albanian shtoj ("to increase"), Ancient Greek ἵστημι (hístēmi, "to put"), Avestan  (hištaiti), Sanskrit तिष्ठति (tiṣṭhati)). Cognate with Scots stand ("to stand"), West Frisian stean ("to stand"), North Frisian stean ("to stand"), German dialectal standen ("to stand"), Swedish stånda ("to stand"), Norwegian standa ("to stand"), Faroese standa ("to stand"), Icelandic standa ("to stand"), Russian стоять ("to stand").

Examples

  • We may stand, and "_stand still_," on very dangerous ground.

    Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary Collated from his Diary by Benjamin Funk

  • Gucci Group must now make the label stand on its own, apart from the personality that made it.

    McQueen Moves On to a New Season

  • Ruth Ellen Brosseau apparently agreed to have her name stand for election because a friend in NDP headquarters asked her to.

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  • Last December, the CALM Act was passed in the U.S. the initials in the name stand for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation requiring the Federal Communications Commission to keep TV networks in line.

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  • Last December, the CALM Act was passed in the U.S. the initials in the name stand for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation requiring the Federal Communications Commission to keep TV networks in line.

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  • The Associated Press recently said it will let its version of the title stand and Bowl Championship Series officials have yet to decide.

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  • The Associated Press recently said it will let its version of the title stand, and Bowl Championship Series officials have yet to decide.

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  • The Associated Press recently said it will let its version of the title stand and Bowl Championship Series officials have yet to decide.

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  • - ANN usagijen: Does the "S" there in the title stand for "Skinny", coz it seems like the characters are suffering from anorexia nervosa.

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  • The same can be said for a remake, because you want to preserve the original while including some new elements that makes the title stand out from the original.

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Comments

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  • "Stand in the place where you live

    Now face north

    Think about direction

    Wonder why you havent before"

    January 9, 2007

  • “a stand of oaks”

    April 29, 2007

  • "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me."

    Revelation 3:20

    October 25, 2007

  • Usage as a sheepdog command on bye.

    July 25, 2009