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

  • v. Past tense and past participle of stand.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of stand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit and past participle of stand.


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  • But, if she stood on the edge of an abyss, at least she _stood_ there, firm on the solid earth.

    The Three Sisters

  • On the surface, the term stood for two contradictory allegations: referees were afraid to call fouls when they should, and referees were calling fouls too quickly and intimidating teams from playing aggressive defense.

    Getting Open

  • The acronym stood for “Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion.”

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • The acronym stood for Other Government Agency, which was a euphemism for the CIA.

    Extreme Measures

  • With a shaking hand I pointed to the spot on the far left side of the tree chart, where her name stood out on one of the highest twigs.

    Claim to Fame

  • Scratched into the paint, a word stood out: FAGGS!

    RAINBOW road

  • The acronym stood for “single large or several small.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The title stood out with arresting clearness on the white paper jacket: _Gold of the Desert_ by _Dene Strange_.

    The Obstacle Race

  • Unless he were efficient, the title stood in his way when he applied for a job, whether as horse jockey or bank clerk.

    The Canadian Commonwealth

  • Undoubtedly the term stood for a variety of theological opinions, all of which were in opposition to the teachings of Rome.

    A Short History of Monks and Monasteries


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  • Cropped. Sheep are said to be stood, whose ears are cropped, and men who wear their hair very short. --old provincial term from the north of England listed by Grose in his 1787 A Provincial Glossary.

    May 5, 2011