Meaning of stand

Definition of stand

(noun) a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
the position where a thing or person stands
a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
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"
a booth where articles are displayed for sale
a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "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; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
(verb) be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"
hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
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"
have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
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"
be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"

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