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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
stand (verb)
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.
transitive verb
to refuse additional cards (as in blackjack)
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 bear
stand (noun)
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)
(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
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 posture - standing
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
stand (noun)
a level usually raised surface
SYNONIMS:
dais, podium, rostrum, stage, stand, tribune
RELATED WORDS:
altar, bimah ( bima), footpace, pulpit; riser, scaffold; balcony, gallery
stand (verb)
1.
to occupy a place or location
SYNONIMS:
be, bear, lie, sit
RELATED WORDS:
command, overlook; hang around, remain, rest, stay, stick around, tarry; await, wait; post, station; dwell, reside
stand (verb)
2.
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
SYNONIMS:
abide, absorb, accept, bide, brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear
RELATED WORDS:
allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)
stand (verb)
3.
to give what is owed for
SYNONIMS:
ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand
repudiate
stand (verb)
4.
to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
SYNONIMS:
be, grade, place, rate, stand
RELATED WORDS:
seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate
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