"stand" Definition


  1. n. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  2. n. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  3. n. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
  4. n. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  5. n. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  6. n. 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.
  7. n. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  8. n. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  9. n. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  10. n. 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.
  11. n. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  12. n. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  13. n. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  14. n. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  15. n. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  16. n. To measure when erect on the feet.
  17. n. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  18. n. To appear in court.
  19. v. t. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
  20. v. t. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
  21. v. t. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  22. v. t. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
  23. v. t. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
  24. v. i. The act of standing.
  25. v. i. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  26. v. i. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  27. v. i. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
  28. v. i. 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.
  29. v. i. 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.
  30. v. i. A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
  31. v. i. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
  32. v. i. Rank; post; station; standing.
  33. v. i. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
  34. v. i. 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.
  35. v. i. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.

Dictionary Stats for "stand"

Position in dictionary: 94416 of 111710 words.
Word Types: n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i., v. i.,
Words that start with stand: 17
Words that end with stand: 19
Words that contain stand: 51
Next words in dictionary: stand-by, standage, standard, standard-bred, standard-wing, standardize, standel, stander, stander-by, standergrass
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Definition of stand

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "stand". The definition of the word "stand" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "stand", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.