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noun 
  1. A device to hold something upright or aloft.
He set the music upon the and began to play.
  1. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
She took the and quietly answered questions.
  1. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
They took a firm against copyright infringement.
  1. A particular grove or other group of trees.
This of pines is older than the one next to it.
  1. (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.
  2. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
  3. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
  4. (cricket) A partnership.
Translations: 
  • German: Stand , Kiosk
verb (stands, standing, stood, stood or archaic standen)
  1. (intransitive) To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
  1. (intransitive) To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
  1. (intransitive) To remain motionless.
Do not leave your car standing in the road.
  1. (context, cricket, intransitive) To act as an umpire.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
  1. (transitive) To tolerate.
I can't stand when people don't read the instructions.
I can't her.
  1. (intransitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
  1. (context, UK, intransitive) To seek election
He is standing for election to the local council
Translations: 
  • Dutch: neerzetten, overeind zetten
  • French: se lever
  • German: stellen, abstellen, hinstellen
  • Italian: stare in piedi
  • Spanish: levantar, poner
Etymology: standan <
  • standan < (PIE.)}
  • sth2<u>n</u>d<font size=-2>H</font>- < Appendix:Proto-Indo-European roots,
  • steh2-. Compare Persian (fa-Arab, ÛÙ) (estídan).



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