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  1. a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a booth where articles are displayed for sale Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an interruption of normal activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the position where a thing or person stands Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. remain inactive or immobile; "standing water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To be consistent; to agree; to accord. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. To measure when erect on the feet. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. To appear in court. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. The act of standing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand. Newage Dictionary DB
  53. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  55. A place where a witness stands to testify in court. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business. Newage Dictionary DB
  57. Rank; post; station; standing. Newage Dictionary DB
  58. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. To be stationary on the feet in an erect or upright position; hence, be upright; be placed or situated; as, the table stands in the corner; become a candidate; as, to stand for office; remain firm; abide; as, I stand to what I have said; remain in existence, especially without injury or change; endure; last; as, the house still stands; hold a course at sea; as, to stand for the harbor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  62. To set on the feet or on end in an upright position; put up with; endure; bear; as, to stand insult; pass through; as, to stand a test; colloquially, pay for; as, to stand treat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  63. A stop or halt for the purpose of defense or resistance; raised platform or series of raised seats for spectators; as, a grand stand; small table; any fixed station or position; as, to take one's stand at the window; firm or decided position; as, to make a stand for the right. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  64. Stood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. Standing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  66. To cease to move: to be stationary: to occupy a certain position: to stagnate: to be at rest: to be fixed in an upright position: to have a position or rank: to be in a particular state: to maintain an attitude: to be fixed or firm: to keep one's ground: to remain unimpaired: to endure: to consist: to depend or be supported: to offer one's self as a candidate: to have a certain direction: to hold a course at sea. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  67. To endure: to sustain: to suffer: to abide by:-pa.t. and pa.p. stood. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  68. STANDER. -STAND AGAINST, to resist:-BY, to support:-FAST, to be unmoved:-FOR, to be a candidate for: (naut.) to direct the course towards:-OUT, to project:-TO (B.) to agree to:-UP, to rise from a sitting posture:-UPON (B.) to attack:-with, to be consistent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  69. A place where one stands or remains for any purpose: a place beyond which one does not go: an erection for spectators: something on which anything rests: a stop: a difficulty: resistance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  70. A place for standing on; stopping-place; resistance; stop; station; place for trade; small table. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  71. To be stationary; be erect or on the feet; be in any state or attitude; persist; maintain a position; be a candidate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  72. To endure; abide by; hold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  73. To place upright. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. To put up with; bear. To be or remain upright. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  75. To be in a condition or attitude. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. To go; step; pass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. To be situated; lie. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. To rest; depend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. Standby. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. Stander. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. A supporting structure; plarform; small table, etc. 2 Position; place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. A halt; hesitation; resistance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. A point beyond which one does not proceed; a stop; a halt; a place or post where one stands; a station; an erection or raised station for spectators; rank; post; the act of opposing; a frame on which articles are placed; a small table; a frame on which vessels and utensils may be laid; something on which a thing rests or is laid. Stand of arms, a musket with its usual appendages To be at a stand, to stop on 'account of some doubt or difficulty; to be perplexed; to hesitate what to determine or what to do. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  84. To endure; to sustain; to bear; to abide by. To stand one's ground, to maintain one's position. To stand fire, to receive an enemy's fire without giving way. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  85. To be upon the feet; to be effect; not to be overthrown; to be situated; to remain upright; to become erect; to stop; to continue; to be fixed; to maintain a position; to be placed; to be; to contest; to hold a course at sea; to have a direction; to offer as a candidate; to persist; to abide; to stagnate; to endure. To stand by, to be present; to be a spectator; to defend; to support. To stand for, to offer as a candidate; to side with; to represent. To stand one in, to cost. To standoff, to keep at a distance; not to comply; to hold aloof; to direct the course from land To stand out, to project; to continue to resist. To stand to, to persevere; to adhere; not to yield. To stand under, to undergo. To standup for, to defend. To stand upon, to insist. To stand against, to oppose. To stand fast, to be fixed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  86. A point beyond which a person does not, or cannot, proceed; a place in which to remain for any particular purpose; a station; a difficulty or perplexity; a stop; a halt; that on which a thing rests or is laid; a building or scaffolding placed to command a view, as of a procession or horse-race; a state of cessation from action or business. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  87. To be in an upright position, as on the feet; to be erect; to become erect; to be placed or situated; to depend; to rest; to stop; to halt; to continue; to remain; to endure; to insist; to maintain one's ground; not to fail; not to yield or fly; to offer one's self as a candidate; to place one's self; to stagnate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  88. A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hatstand; an umbrella stand; a music stand. dictgcide_fs
  89. The place where a witness stands to testify in court. dictgcide_fs
  90. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch. dictgcide_fs
  91. stand, v.i. to cease to move: to be stationary: to occupy a certain position: to stagnate: to be at rest: to be fixed in an upright position, to be erect, to be on the feet--as opposed to sit, lie, kneel, &c.: to become or remain erect: to have a position or rank: to be in a particular state, to be with relation to something else: to maintain an attitude: to be fixed or firm: to keep one's ground: to remain unimpaired: to endure, to be consistent: to consist: to depend or be supported: to offer one's self as a candidate: to have a certain direction: to hold a course at sea.--v.t. to endure: to sustain: to suffer: to abide by: to be at the expense of, to offer and pay for:--pa.t. and pa.p. stood.--ns. STAND'ER; STAND'ER-BY (Shak.), a spectator; STAND'ER-UP, one who stands up or who takes a side.--adj. STAND'ING, established: settled: permanent: fixed: stagnant: being erect.--n. continuance: existence: place to stand in: position in society: a right or capacity to sue or maintain an action.--n. STAND'ING-GROUND, a place on which to stand, any basis or principle on which one rests.--n.pl. STAND'ING-OR'DERS, the name given to permanent regulations made by either House of Parliament for the conduct of its proceedings, and enduring from parliament to parliament unless rescinded.--ns. STAND'ING-POOL (Shak.), a pool of stagnant water; STAND'ING-RIG'GING, the ropes in a ship that remain fixed; STAND'ING-ROOM, place in which to stand.--n.pl. STAND'ING-STONES, monoliths of unhewn stone, erected singly or in groups.--n. STAND'ISH, a standing dish for pen and ink.--adj. STAND'-OFF, holding others off, reserved--also STAND'-OFF'ISH.--ns. STAND'-OFF'ISHNESS, a distant, reserved, and haughty manner; STAND'-PIPE, a vertical pipe at a reservoir, into which the water is pumped up so as to give it a head: a small pipe inserted into an opening in a water-main: a pipe permitting expansion, as of hot water: a pipe sufficiently high for its contents to be forced into a boiler against the steam-pressure; STAND'-POINT, a station or position from which objects are viewed: a basis or fundamental principle according to which things are compared and judged; STAND'STILL, a standing without moving forward: a stop.--adj. STAND'-UP, standing erect: done standing, noting a fair boxing-match.--STAND AGAINST, to resist; STAND BY, to support; STAND FAST, to be unmoved; STAND FIRE, to remain steady under the fire of an enemy--also figuratively; STAND FOR, to be a candidate for: (naut.) to direct the course towards; STAND FROM, to direct the course from; STAND IN, to cost; STAND IN WITH, to have a secret understanding with, as policemen with publicans; STAND LOW (print.), to fall short of the standard height; STAND OFF, to keep at a distance: to direct the course from: (Shak.) to forbear compliance or intimacy; STAND OFF AND ON, to sail away from shore and then towards it; STAND ON, to continue on the same tack or course: (Shak.) to be satisfied or convinced of; STAND ONE'S GROUND, to maintain one's position; STAND OUT, to project, to be prominent: not to comply, to refuse to yield; STAND TO, to agree to, adhere to, abide by, maintain; STAND TOGETHER, to agree, to be consistent with; STAND TRIAL, not to give up without trial; STAND UNDER (Shak.), to undergo, to sustain; STAND UP, to rise from a sitting posture; STAND UP FOR, to support or attempt to defend; STAND UPON (B.), to attack; STAND UP TO, to meet face to face, to fulfil manfully; STAND UP WITH, to dance with as a partner; STAND WITH, to be consistent. [A.S. standan; Goth. standan, Ger. stehen; cf. Gr. histanai, to place, L. st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  92. stand, n. a place where one stands or remains for any purpose: a place beyond which one does not go, the highest or ultimate point: an erection for spectators at races, &c.: the place of a witness in court: something on which anything rests, a frame for glasses, &c.: a stop, obstruction, rest, quiescence: a state of cessation from action, motion, or business: a state of perplexity or hesitation: a difficulty, resistance.--BE AT A STAND, to stop on account of doubt or difficulty: to hesitate, to be perplexed; MAKE A STAND, to halt and offer resistance; PUT TO A STAND, to stop, arrest. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  93. (stood). Have or take or maintain upright position, be set upright, as tell him to s. up, s. at EASE, s. in person\'s LIGHT, in the BREACH, stood there till I was tired, was too weak to s., chair will not s. on two legs; be of specified height, as stands six foot three; be situated, be, as on each side s. two pillars, a stranger stood in the doorway, the cups s. on the top shelf, here once stood a huge oak; assume stationary position, as s. still, was commanded to s.; maintain position, avoid falling or moving or being moved, as don\'t s. there arguing, house will s. another century, whether we s. or fall, has stood through worse storms, s. on one\'s own BOTTOM, s. fast, firm; it stands to reason, it is logically demonstrable (that), (pop.) I shall lose my temper if you deny (that); hold good, remain valid or unaltered, as the former conditions may s., the passage must s., the same remark stands good; be, find oneself, inspecified situation, rank, &c., as stands convicted of treachery, in need of help, in an awkward position, under heavy obligations, I s. corrected (accept correction); thermometer stood at 90°, corn stands higher (is dearer) than ever, the matter stands thus, stands first on the list, alone among his contemporaries, in the same relation to both parties, stands well (is on good terms or in good odour) with the authorities, how do we s. in the matter of (have we enough or suitable) horses?, I s. prepared to dispute it, s. in awe of, have often stood his friend, s. at BAY; move to& remain in specified position, as s. back, clear, aside, aloof, away; (Naut.) hold specified course, as s. in for the shore; (of dog) point, set; place. set, in upright or specified position, as s. the jug on the table, s. it against the wall, shall s. you in the corner (as punishment); endure without succumbing or complaining, as nerves could not s. the strain, how does he s. pain?, could never s. the fellow, shall s. no nonsense, can\'t s. these French matches, s. fire (receive fire of enemy without giving way), failed to s. the test; s. one\'s ground, maintain one\'s position (lit., & fig. of argument &c.); undergo (trial); provide at one\'s expense, as stood him a drink, stood a bottle to the company, who is going to s. treat?; s. by (prep.), uphold, support, side with, (person), adhere to, abide by, (terms, promise), (Naut.) take or s. ready to take hold of (anchor &c.); s. by (adv.), stand near, be a bystander, stand& look on, as will not s. by& see him ill-treated, (orig. naut.) stand ready, be on the alert; s.-by, thing, person, that one can depend upon; s. for, represent, signify, imply, as P.O. stands for postal order, tariff reform stands for a great deal more than that, be candidate for (office), be candidate for representation of (constituency) in Parliament, espouse the cause of (free trade &c.); s. (person) in (sum), cost, as coat stood me in £4, wife stands him in £50 yearly for motor tires; s. (person) in good STEAD; s. in with, be in league with; s. off, move away, keep one\'s distance; s. off& on (naut.), sail alternately away from& towards shore so as to keep a point in sight; s. on (prep.), insist on, observe scrupulously, esp. s. on ceremony; s. on (adv., naut.), continue on same course; s. out, hold out, persist in opposition (against) or endurance, be prominent or conspicuous; s. over, be postponed; s. to (prep.), abide by (promise &c.), stick to, not desert, (one\'s post, guns, esp. fig., duty, &c.), s. to it, maintain stoutly (that), s. to sea (naut.), sail out to sea; s. to (adv., archaic), fall to, set to work; s. up, rise to one\'s feet from sitting or other position, maintain erect position; s. up for, side with, maintain, support, (person, cause); s. upon,= s. on; s. up to, meet, face, (opponent) courageously; s. up with, take one\'s place with (partner) for dance, dance with; s.-offish a., distant, reserved, not affable, whence s.-offishly adv., s.-offishness n.; s.-up a., (of collar) upright, high, opp. to turn-down, (of fight) thorough, fair& square. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  94. Cessation from motion or progress, stoppage, as came, was brought, to a s.; be at a s. (archaic), be unable to proceed, be in perplexity; stationary condition assumed for purpose of resistance, esp. make a s. (against enemy, for, against, principle &c.); position taken up, as took his s. near the door, I take my s. (base argument &c., rely) on the precise wording of the act; table, set of shelves, rack, &c., on or in which things may be placed, as music, hat, umbrella, -s.; INKs.; WASH-( hand-) s.; stall in market &c., as fruit-s.; standing-place for vehicles &c., as CAB-s.; raised structure for persons to sit or stand on, as BAND s., GRAND s.; standing growth (of clover &c.); s. of arms, complete set for one man; s.-pipe, vertical pipe for various purposes; standpoint, point of view; s.-rest, high stool with sloping top for supporting person standing at easel &c.; standstill, stoppage, inability to proceed, as am brought to a s.-s. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  95. witness was ordered to s. down, withdrawn from witness-box; s. to win, lose, have one\'s bets or other dispositions so made that one is sure to win or lose something or a specified amount (whoever loses, I s. to win; how much do you s. to lose?; if Ladas is scratched Is. to win £5000). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  96. n. A place or post where one stands ;- hence, a station in a city for carriages, cabs, and the like;-a stop ; a halt ;-an erection for spectators; any frame on which vessels and utensils may be laid; -the place where a witness stands to testify in court;- act of opposing; resistance;-highest point; point from which the next step is retrogessive;-a difficulty; perplexity;-rank; station; standing ;-young tree left when others are cut down ; standard. Cabinet Dictionary

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