stand

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: stand

1
v
be standing; be upright
2
vn
occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
the position where a thing or person stands
3
vn
hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
a mental position from which things are viewed
4
vn
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
a support or foundation
5
vn
remain inactive or immobile
an interruption of normal activity
6
v
be available for stud services
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: stand
1

v be standing; be upright

“We had to stand for the entire performance!”
Synonyms:
stand up
place upright, stand up
put into an upright position
Antonyms:
sit, sit down
be seated
lie
be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
seat, sit, sit down
show to a seat; assign a seat for
sit, sit down
take a seat
lie, lie down
assume a reclining position
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Types:
ramp
stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
stand back
stand away from an object or person
line up, queue, queue up
form a queue, form a line, stand in line
Type of:
rest
not move; be in a resting position

v put into an upright position

“Can you stand the bookshelf up?”
Synonyms:
place upright, stand up
stand up
be standing; be upright
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
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v occupy a place or location, also metaphorically

“We stand on common ground”
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v be in some specified state or condition

“I stand corrected”
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v be tall; have a height of; copula

“She stands 6 feet tall”
Type of:
measure
have certain dimensions

n the position where a thing or person stands

Types:
cabstand, taxi rank, taxistand
a place where taxis park while awaiting customers
Type of:
place, position
the particular portion of space occupied by something

n a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air

Synonyms:
bandstand, outdoor stage
Type of:
platform
a raised horizontal surface

n tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

Types:
bleachers
an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached
covered stand, grandstand
a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
reviewing stand
a stand from which a parade or military force can be reviewed
Type of:
tiered seat
seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front

n a booth where articles are displayed for sale

Synonyms:
sales booth, stall
Types:
coffee stall
a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)
newsstand
a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
Type of:
booth
a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

n a small table for holding articles of various kinds

“a bedside stand
Types:
lectern, reading desk
desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
Type of:
table
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

n a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area

“they cut down a stand of trees”
Type of:
botany, flora, vegetation
all the plant life in a particular region or period
3

v hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

“I am standing my ground and won't give in!”
Synonyms:
remain firm
fend, resist
withstand the force of something
Antonyms:
relent, soften, yield
give in, as to influence or pressure
Type of:
hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

v have or maintain a position or stand on an issue

“Where do you stand on the War?”
Types:
align, array
align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
fall in line
agree on (a position)
side
take sides for or against
Type of:
evaluate, judge, pass judgment
form a critical opinion of

v be in effect; be or remain in force

“The law stands!”
Types:
wash
admit to testing or proof
Type of:
continue
exist over a prolonged period of time

n a mental position from which things are viewed

Synonyms:
point of view, standpoint, viewpoint
Types:
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cityscape
a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area
landscape
an extensive mental viewpoint
angle, slant
a biased way of looking at or presenting something
complexion
a point of view or general attitude or inclination
Type of:
position, posture, stance
a rationalized mental attitude
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v put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Synonyms:
abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
suffer
experience (emotional) pain
Types:
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accept, live with, swallow
tolerate or accommodate oneself to
hold still for, stand for
tolerate or bear
bear up
endure cheerfully
take lying down
suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively
take a joke
listen to a joke at one's own expense
sit out
endure to the end
pay
bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
get one's lumps, take one's lumps
suffer the results or consequences of one's behavior or actions
Type of:
allow, countenance, let, permit
consent to, give permission

v withstand the force of something

stand the test of time”
Synonyms:
fend, resist
remain firm
hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
Type of:
defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose
fight against or resist strongly

n a support or foundation

Synonyms:
base, pedestal
Types:
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brass monkey
a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
staddle
a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked
trivet
a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
trivet
a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing

n a support for displaying various articles

Synonyms:
rack
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bier
a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
cruet-stand
a stand for cruets containing various condiments
dress rack
a rack used primarily to display dresses for sale in a store
magazine rack
a rack for displaying magazines
music rack, music stand
a light stand for holding sheets of printed music
spice rack
a rack for displaying containers filled with spices
tripod
a three-legged rack used for support
camera tripod
a tripod used to support a camera
catafalque
a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
easel
an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)
Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing

n a defensive effort

“the army made a final stand at the Rhone”
Types:
repulsion, standoff
the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
Type of:
defence, defense, defensive measure
(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
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v remain inactive or immobile

standing water”
Type of:
remain, rest, stay
stay the same; remain in a certain state

n an interruption of normal activity

Synonyms:
standstill, tie-up
Type of:
halt, stop
the event of something ending

n a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance

“a one-night stand
Type of:
layover, stop, stopover
a brief stay in the course of a journey
6

v be available for stud services

Type of:
serve, service
mate with
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