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

  • noun a structure (often made of wood and sometimes temporary) with seats or benches where people can sit to watch an event (such as a game or parade).

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  • noun Plural form of stand.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stand.


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  • +ACT III: Scene iia+ p. 275, l. 28 _stands and stares a while. _ 1724 'stands a while and stares'.p. 277, l. 28 _shall be. _ 4to 1690 'shall not be'.

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  • In modern parlance, the term stands chiefly for the staff of a bishop, abbot or some other holy person, but its traditional meaning was “the carrier of the staff.”

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  • Seals - the term stands for Sea-Air-Land teams - were created by President

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  • The "i" in the name stands for interaction: "The premise behind the charity from the very first thoughts has been about transparency and forming a connection with supporters," says volunteer digital strategist Kirsty Stephenson.

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  • In a nutshell, the NSA will feed vast amounts of the information it collects to a computer system known as Aquaint the acronym stands for Advanced QUestion Answering for INTelligence, which the computer can then use to detect patterns and predict behavior.

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  • But the Osiris-Rex mission the acronym stands for Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer is also a wistful reminder of abandoned dreams.

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  • The name stands for peer-to-peer university, and anyone can be a student or an instructor on the website.

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  • GRAIL – the name stands for Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory – is a scaled-down analogue of GRACE, the twin US-German satellites that have been surveying the Earth's gravity from orbit since 2002.

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  • The acronym stands for Male Genital Mutilation, and the group argues that men deserve the same protection afforded to women by the federal Female Genital Mutilation Act.

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  • The ‘MD’ behind your name stands for Moron Doctor.

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