Definitions

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

  • n. A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.

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  • n. (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
  • n. a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness

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Examples

  • For now, both sides are in a court-ordered “stand-down,” the civil equivalent of a temporary cease-fire, but hostility seethes just beneath the surface, and the comprehensive settlement Wisan has sought since he arrived still looks elusive.

    Prophet Without Honor

  • "Our preference was to extend the current legal stand-down," said Chris Kroeger, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network.

    American Airlines Resumes Antitrust Suit Against Sabre

  • Renault is prepared to exonerate the three managers fired for alleged corporate espionage in what would be a major stand-down that could presage a change in the French auto maker's senior management.

    Renault to Yield in l'Affaire d'Espionnage

  • Renault is prepared to exonerate the three managers fired for alleged corporate espionage, in what would be a major stand-down that could presage a shake-up in the French auto maker's senior management.

    What's News: Business & Finance

  • PARIS— Renault SA is prepared to exonerate the three managers fired for alleged corporate espionage, people familiar with the matter said, in what would be a major stand-down that could presage a change in the French auto maker's senior management.

    Renault to Yield in l'Affaire d'Espionnage

  • At some point we are not going to be able to stand-down for months when ANOTHER component of these close-to-the edge designs give out.

    Another Launch Delay for STS-119 - NASA Watch

  • All of which helps make this potential weeks-long stand-down even more frustrating. mike

    Another Launch Delay for STS-119 - NASA Watch

  • What is the chance of this becoming a show-stopper (i.e. an Orbiter stand-down that goes beyond 2010)?

    Another Launch Delay for STS-119 - NASA Watch

  • The stand-down comes after the Mine Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday issued 20 withdrawal orders and five citations to the Randolph Mine in Boone County, W.Va., and accused the company of failing to clean up its act after a fatal 2010 explosion at its Upper Big Branch mine.

    Safety Issues Idle Massey Mine

  • President and Chief Executive Baxter Phillips said Massey was disappointed by the inspection results and ordered the stand-down to reinforce safety practices.

    Safety Issues Idle Massey Mine

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