Thesaurus for stand
- stand up, remain firm, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, place upright, resist, fend, allow, be, continue, countenance, defend, evaluate, fight, fight back, fight down, hold out, judge, lay, let, measure, oppose, pass judgment, permit, place, pose, position, put, remain, rest, serve, service, set, stand firm, stay, withstand
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Pronunciation of stand: S T AE1 N D (stænd)
Number of syllables of stand: 1
Pronunciation Video of stand
Definition of stand
- (n): a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
- (n): a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
- (n): a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
- (n): a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
- (n): a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
- (n): a booth where articles are displayed for sale
- (n): tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
- (n): a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
- (n): 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"
- (n): an interruption of normal activity
- (n): a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
- (n): the position where a thing or person stands
- (v): 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"
- (v): have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
- (v): 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"
- (v): be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
- (v): be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
- (v): put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
- (v): be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
- (v): hold one''s ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won''t give in!"
- (v): be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
- (v): be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
- (v): remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
- (v): occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"
Examples of stand
- I'll stand aside and nod approvingly.
- The actor would stand on the pedestal.
- Let the definition stand untainted.
- BP does stand for British Pharmacopoeia.
- He could not stand recrimination from others.
- Does Anwar stand for the upstarts
- I can't stand for such superciliousness.
- Crosses stand askew on the shifting permafrost.
- He could not stand the dank weather.
- The castle stand behind the house.