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Definition of Stand


  1. To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.
  2. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  3. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  4. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
  5. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  6. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  7. To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or resources.
  8. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  9. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  10. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  11. To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.
  12. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  13. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  14. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  15. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  16. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  17. To measure when erect on the feet.
  18. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  19. To appear in court.
  20. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
  21. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
  22. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  23. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
  24. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
  25. The act of standing.
  26. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  27. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  28. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
  29. A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.
  30. A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hat stand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.
  31. A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
  32. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
  33. Rank; post; station; standing.
  34. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
  35. A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.
  36. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.

Stand Quotations

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long. - Robert Staughton Lynd
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Staughton Lynd

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln

No sanction can stand against ignited minds.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.
Tabatha Coffey
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Stand Translations

stand in Afrikaans is opstaan
stand in Dutch is huisje, schuur, keet, kraam, loods
stand in Finnish is seisoa
stand in German is andauern, stehen, stehen
stand in Italian is stare, granaio, continuare
stand in Portuguese is celeiro, carrinho
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