- A device to hold something upright or aloft.
verb (stands, standing, stood, stood or archaic standen)
- He set the music upon the and began to play.
- The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
- She took the and quietly answered questions.
- A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
- They took a firm against copyright infringement.
- A particular grove or other group of trees.
- This of pines is older than the one next to it.
- (forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.
- A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
- A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
- (cricket) A partnership.
- (intransitive) To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
Etymology: standan < < (PIE.)} sth2<u>n</u>d<font size=-2>H</font>- < Appendix:Proto-Indo-European roots, steh2-. Compare Persian (fa-Arab, ÛÙ) (estídan).
- Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
- (intransitive) To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
- Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
- (intransitive) To remain motionless.
- Do not leave your car standing in the road.
- (context, cricket, intransitive) To act as an umpire.
- (intransitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
- The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
- (transitive) To tolerate.
- I can't stand when people don't read the instructions.
- I can't her.
- (intransitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
- He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
- (context, UK, intransitive) To seek election
- He is standing for election to the local council
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