stand
I. verb (stood; standing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English standan; akin to Old High German stantan, stān to stand, Latin stare, Greek histanai to cause to stand, set, histasthai to stand, be standing Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to support oneself on the feet in an erect position b. to be a specified height when fully erect <
stands six feet two
>
c. to rise to an erect position 2. a. to take up or maintain a specified position or posture <
stand aside
>
<
can you stand on your head
>
b. to maintain one's position <
stand firm
>
3. to be in a particular state or situation <
stands accused
>
4. to hold a course at sea 5. obsolete hesitate 6. a. to have or maintain a relative position in or as if in a graded scale <
stands first in the class
>
b. to be in a position to gain or lose because of an action taken or a commitment made <
stands to make quite a profit
>
7. chiefly British to be a candidate ; run 8. a. to rest or remain upright on a base or lower end <
a clock stood on the mantle
>
b. to occupy a place or location <
the house stands on a knoll
>
9. a. to remain stationary or inactive <
the car stood in the garage for a week
>
b. to gather slowly and remain <
tears standing in her eyes
>
10. agree, accord — used chiefly in the expression it stands to reason 11. a. to exist in a definite written or printed form <
copy a passage exactly as it stands
>
b. to remain valid or efficacious <
the order given last week still stands
>
12. of a male animal to be available as a sire — used especially of horses 13. to refuse additional cards (as in blackjack) transitive verb 1. a. to endure or undergo successfully <
this book will stand the test of time
>
b. to tolerate without flinching ; bear courageously <
stands pain well
>
c. to endure the presence or personality of <
can't stand the boss
>
d. to derive benefit or enjoyment from <
you look like you could stand a drink
>
2. to remain firm in the face of <
stand a siege
>
3. to submit to <
stand trial
>
4. a. to perform the duty of <
stand guard
>
b. to participate in (a military formation) 5. to pay the cost of (a treat) ; pay for <
I'll stand you a dinner
>
<
stand drinks
>
6. to cause to stand ; set upright 7. to make available for breeding <
stand a stallion
>
Synonyms: see bearstander noun II. noun Date: 1590 1. a. a halt for defense or resistance b. an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success <
a goal-line stand
>
c. (1) a stop made to give a performance <
a 6-game stand at home
>
(2) a town where such a stop is made 2. an act of stopping or staying in one place 3. a. a place or post where one stands b. a strongly or aggressively held position especially on a debatable issue <
took a stand against higher taxes
>
4. a. the place taken by a witness for testifying in court b. plural (1) a section of the tiered seats for spectators of a sport or spectacle (2) the occupants of such seats c. a raised platform (as for a speaker or hunter) serving as a point of vantage 5. a. a small often open-air structure for a small retail business <
a vegetable stand
>
<
a hot dog stand
>
b. a site fit for business opportunity 6. a place where a passenger vehicle stops or parks <
a taxi stand
>
7. hive 2 8. a frame on or in which something may be placed for support 9. a group of plants growing in a continuous area 10. a standing posture

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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