To stand fire
Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. t. 1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. [1913 Webster]

2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. ``Love stood the siege.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He stood the furious foe. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer. [1913 Webster]

Bid him disband his legions, . . . And stand the judgment of a Roman senate. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet. [1913 Webster]

5. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

{To stand fire}, to receive the fire of arms from an enemy without giving way.

{To stand one's ground}, to keep the ground or station one has taken; to maintain one's position. ``Peasants and burghers, however brave, are unable to stand their ground against veteran soldiers.'' --Macaulay.

{To stand trial}, to sustain the trial or examination of a cause; not to give up without trial. [1913 Webster]


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  • To stand one's ground — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. t. 1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. Love stood the siege. Dryden. [1913 Webster] He stood the furious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand trial — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. t. 1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. Love stood the siege. Dryden. [1913 Webster] He stood the furious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • To stand by — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand one's ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stand — (st[a^]nd), v. t. 1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. Love stood the siege. Dryden. [1913 Webster] He stood the furious foe. Pope.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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