What is the meaning of stand?


  • A support or foundation.
    • usage: "the base of the lamp"
  • The position where a thing or person stands.
  • A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area.
    • usage: "they cut down a stand of trees"
  • A small table for holding articles of various kinds.
    • usage: "a bedside stand"
  • A support for displaying various articles.
    • usage: "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  • An interruption of normal activity.
  • A mental position from which things are viewed.
    • usage: "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
  • A booth where articles are displayed for sale.
  • A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance.
    • usage: "a one-night stand"
  • Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade. )
  • A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air.
  • A defensive effort.
    • usage: "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"


  • Be standing; be upright.
    • usage: "We had to stand for the entire performance"
  • Be in some specified state or condition.
    • usage: "I stand corrected"
  • Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically.
    • usage: "We stand on common ground"
  • Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright.
    • usage: "I am standing my ground and won't give in"
  • Put up with something or somebody unpleasant.
    • usage: "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"
  • Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue.
    • usage: "Where do you stand on the War"
  • Remain inactive or immobile.
    • usage: "standing water"
  • Be in effect; be or remain in force.
    • usage: "The law stands"
  • Be tall; have a height of; copula.
    • usage: "She stands 6 feet tall"
  • Put into an upright position.
    • usage: "Can you stand the bookshelf up"
  • Withstand the force of something.
    • usage: "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
  • Be available for stud services.
    • usage: "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
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APAWordNet. (2010). stand. Retrieved May 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/stand/definitions/1192837
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