Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Stand
  1. a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  2. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
  3. a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
  4. a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
  5. a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  6. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  7. tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
  8. a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
  9. a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
  10. an interruption of normal activity
  11. a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
  12. the position where a thing or person stands
  13. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
  14. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
  15. withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
  16. be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
  17. be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  18. put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
  19. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
  20. hold one''s ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won''t give in!"
  21. be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
  22. be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
  23. remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
  24. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"
Similar Words: bandstand, outdoor stage, base, pedestal, rack, stall, sales booth, stands, point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, standstill, tie-up, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, resist, fend, stand up, place upright, remain firm


See Also: arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up, represent, stand for, correspond, leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out, excel, surpass, stand by, stick by, stick, adhere, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm


Hyponyms: repulsion, standoff, brass monkey, staddle, trivet, bier, cruet-stand, dress rack, magazine rack, music stand, music rack, spice rack, tripod, coffee stall, newsstand, bleachers, grandstand, covered stand, reviewing stand, lectern, reading desk, cityscape, landscape, slant, angle, complexion, cabstand, taxistand, taxi rank, accept, live with, swallow, stand for, hold still for, bear up, take lying down, take a joke, take, undergo, submit, sit out, pay, align, array, ramp, stand back, line up, queue up, queue, wash


Grouped Verbs: suffer, remain firm, stand up, place upright, resist, fend


Entailments: arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up


Part Meronyms: ballpark, park, stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium


Derivational Morphology: resist, fend, remain firm, tie up, stand up, place upright, toleration, acceptance, sufferance, abidance, tolerance, endurance, point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, position, stance, posture, fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot, wing, standee, stander, standing, standard, standstill, tie-up


Language Translations:
Danish: klare and rejse and stå   Dutch: doorstaan and opstaan and staan  
Finnish: kestää and nousta and seisoa   French: être debout and se lever  
German: aufstehen and bestehen and stehen   Hungarian: áll and feláll and kiáll  
Italian: stare in piedi   Japanese: 突っ立つ and 立つ and 我慢  
Polish: stać and wstawać   Portuguese: agüentar and levantar and parar and permanecer  
Romanian: fi supus and ridica and sta în picioare   Russian: вставать and выдерживать and стоять  
Serbian: izdržati and stajati and ustati   Spanish: estar de pie and levantarse and mantener  
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