[c]/stænd / (say stand)

verb (stood, standing)
verb (i)
1. to take or keep an upright position on the feet (opposed to sit, lie, etc.).
2. to have a specified height when in this position: he stands two metres in his socks.
3. to remain motionless or steady on the feet.
4. to cease moving; halt; stop: stand and deliver!; to stand and fight.
5. to take a position or stand as indicated: to stand aside.
6. to remain firm or steadfast, as in a cause.
7. to take up or maintain a position or attitude with respect to a person, question, or the like: to stand sponsor for a person.
8. to adopt a certain course or attitude, as of adherence, support, opposition, or resistance.
9. (of things) to be in an upright position (opposed to lie); be set on end; rest on or as on a support; be set, placed, or fixed.
10. to be located or situated.
11. to be at a certain degree: the temperature stands at 25°C.
12. (of an account, score, etc.) to show a specified position of the parties concerned: the account stands in my favour.
13. to remain erect and entire; resist change, decay, or destruction.
14. to continue in force or remain valid.
15. to become or remain still or stationary.
16. to be or become stagnant, as water.
17. (of persons or things) to be or remain in a specified state, condition, relation, etc.: he stood alone in his opinion.
18. to be likely or in a position as specified: to stand to lose.
19. to become or be a candidate, as for parliament.
20. Nautical
a. to take or hold a particular course at sea.
b. to move in a certain direction: to stand offshore.
21. (of a stallion) to be at stud.
verb (t)
22. to cause to stand; set upright; set.
23. to face or encounter: to stand an assault.
24. to endure, undergo, or submit to: to stand trial.
25. to endure or undergo without hurt or damage, or without giving way: he cannot stand the sun.
26. to tolerate: I will stand no nonsense.
27. Colloquial to bear the expense of; pay for.
28. the act of standing; an assuming of or a remaining in upright position.
29. a coming to a position of rest; a halt or stop.
30. a halt to give battle or repel an attack.
31. a determined opposition to or support for some cause, circumstance, or the like.
32. Cricket a period of batting and scoring, usually of some length, during which neither person batting is out: a ninth wicket stand of 44.
33. the place where a person or thing stands; station.
34. a shearer's place in a shed: a sixteen-stand shed.
35. a witness box.
36. a raised platform or other structure, as for spectators at a racecourse or a sports field, or along the route of a ceremonial parade, or for a band or the like.
37. a place, usually under cover, from which a hunter shoots game.
38. pavilion (def. 3).
39. a framework on or in which articles are placed for support, exhibition, etc.
40. a piece of furniture of various forms, on or in which to put articles.
41. a stall where articles are displayed for sale or for some other purpose, especially at a show or exhibition.
42. a place or station occupied by vehicles available for hire.
43. the growing trees, or those of a particular species, in a given area: *With a stand of cedar above the spring, good red cedar that grew in the pattern of a half-circle as though for a benediction. –hugh atkinson, 1986.
44. a standing growth, as of grass, wheat, etc.
a. a halt of a theatrical company on tour, to give a performance or performances.
b. the town at which a theatrical company gives a performance.
46. make a stand, to put up a determined opposition.
47. stand a chance, to have a chance or possibility, especially of winning, surviving, or the like.
48. stand back, to get out of the way, as by moving backwards.
49. stand by,
a. to wait in a state of readiness: stand by for further instructions.
b. to aid, uphold, or sustain.
c. to adhere to (an agreement, promise, etc.); abide by.
50. stand down,
a. to go off duty.
b. to withdraw, as from a contest.
c. Law to leave the witness box.
d. to suspend (employees) without pay during periods in which they cannot be usefully employed.
e. (of a politician, executive, etc.) to resign.
51. stand for,
a. to endure or tolerate: I won't stand for any nonsense.
b. to represent: the symbol x stands for an unknown quantity.
c. to be an advocate of: he stands for racial equality.
d. to be a candidate for: to stand for parliament.
52. stand in,
a. to act as a substitute or representative.
b. to join in; take a part in.
53. stand off,
a. to keep at a distance.
b. to suspend from employment, especially temporarily: owing to the drop in sales, the factory is standing workers off.
c. Rugby Football to stand outside the centre of play waiting for the ball to come free and an opportunity to attack.
54. stand on,
a. to rest or depend on.
b. to claim respect for (one's rights, dignity, etc.)
c. Nautical to continue on the same course or tack.
55. stand on ceremony, to be excessively formal or polite.
56. stand one's ground, to be unyielding; remain steadfast in the face of opposition or attack.
57. stand on one's dig, to claim respect.
58. stand on one's own (two) feet, to be self-sufficient.
59. stand out,
a. to project or protrude.
b. to be prominent or conspicuous.
c. to hold aloof.
d. to persist in opposition or resistance.
60. stand out like dogs' balls, Colloquial to be extremely conspicuous.
61. stand over, to intimidate.
62. stand someone in good stead, to be of use or advantage to someone: his knowledge of Indonesian stood him in good stead in Jakarta.
63. stand to, (of military personnel) to assemble or take up assigned posts in readiness, as for inspection or awaiting orders.
64. stand to reason, to be in accordance with reason.
65. stand up,
a. to assume a standing position, especially from sitting.
b. Colloquial to fail to keep an appointment with.
66. stand up for, to defend the cause of; support.
67. stand up to,
a. to remain in good condition despite: to stand up well to wear.
b. to retain credibility, authority, respect, etc., despite: will this play stand up to the passage of time?
c. to resist or oppose, especially bravely.
68. stand with, to ally oneself with.
{Middle English; Old English standan}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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