stand  

  • Pronunciation of stand: S T AE1 N D (st├Žnd)

  • 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.  

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