Definition of Stand

Pronunciation: stănd
v. i.1.To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
[imp. & p. p. Stood (stŎd); p. pr. & vb. n. Standing.]
It stands as it were to the ground yglued.
- Chaucer.
The ruined wall
Stands when its wind-worn battlements are gone.
- Byron.
2.To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
Wite ye not where there stands a little town?
- Chaucer.
3.To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
I charge thee, stand,
And tell thy name.
- Dryden.
The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
- Matt. ii. 9.
4.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.
My mind on its own center stands unmoved.
- Dryden.
5.To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall.
- Spectator.
6.To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life.
- Esther viii. 11.
7.To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
We must labor so as to stand with godliness, according to his appointment.
- Latimer.
8.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.
9.To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
Accomplish what your signs foreshow;
I stand resigned, and am prepared to go.
- Dryden.
Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not tarry.
- Sir W. Scott.
10.To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing
But what may stand with honor.
- Massinger.
11.(Naut.) To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
From the same parts of heaven his navy stands.
- Dryden.
12.To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the university.
- Walton.
13.To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
Or the black water of Pomptina stands.
- Dryden.
14.To measure when erect on the feet.
Six feet two, as I think, he stands.
- Tennyson.
15.(Law) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
16.(Card Playing) To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.
Stand by
(Naut.) a preparatory order, equivalent to Be ready.
To stand against
to oppose; to resist.
To stand by
a - To be near; to be a spectator; to be present
b - To be aside; to be set aside with disregard
c - To maintain; to defend; to support; not to desert; as, to stand by one's principles or party.
- Dr. H. More.
d - To rest on for support; to be supported by
e - To remain as a spectator, and take no part in an action; as, we can't just stand idly by while people are being killed.
- Whitgift.
To stand corrected
to be set right, as after an error in a statement of fact; to admit having been in error.
To stand fast
to be fixed; to be unshaken or immovable.
- Wycherley.
To stand firmly on
to be satisfied or convinced of.
To stand for
a - To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to maintain, or to profess or attempt to maintain; to defend.
- Shak.
b - To be in the place of; to be the substitute or representative of; to represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure stands for nothing.
- Shak.
c - To tolerate; as, I won't stand for any delay.
- Locke.
To stand in
to cost.
To stand in hand
to conduce to one's interest; to be serviceable or advantageous.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
To stand off
a - To keep at a distance
b - Not to comply
c - To keep at a distance in friendship, social intercourse, or acquaintance
d - To appear prominent; to have relief
To stand off and on
(Naut.) to remain near a coast by sailing toward land and then from it.
- Sir H. Wotton.
To stand on
(Naut.) to continue on the same tack or course.
To stand out
a - To project; to be prominent
b - To persist in opposition or resistance; not to yield or comply; not to give way or recede.
- Psalm lxxiii. 7.
To stand to
a - To ply; to urge; to persevere in using
b - To remain fixed in a purpose or opinion.
- Dryden.
c - To abide by; to adhere to; as to a contract, assertion, promise, etc.; as, to stand to an award; to stand to one's word.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
d - Not to yield; not to fly; to maintain, as one's ground
e - To be consistent with; to agree with; as, it stands to reason that he could not have done so; same as stand with, below .
- Bacon.
f - To support; to uphold
To stand together
to be consistent; to agree.
- Shak.
To stand to reason
to be reasonable; to be expected.
To stand to sea
(Naut.) to direct the course from land.
To stand under
to undergo; to withstand.
To stand up
a - To rise from sitting; to be on the feet
- Shak.
b - To arise in order to speak or act
c - To rise and stand on end, as the hair.
- Acts xxv. 18.
d - To put one's self in opposition; to contend
To stand up for
to defend; to justify; to support, or attempt to support; as, to stand up for the administration.
- Shak.
To stand upon
a - To concern; to interest
b - To value; to esteem
c - To insist on; to attach much importance to; as, to stand upon security; to stand upon ceremony.
- Ray.
d - To attack; to assault.
To stand with
to be consistent with.
- 2 Sam. i. 10.
v. t.1.To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
2.To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
He stood the furious foe.
- Pope.
3.To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
Bid him disband his legions, . . .
And stand the judgment of a Roman senate.
- Addison.
4.To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
5.To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
To stand fire
to receive the fire of arms from an enemy without giving way.
To stand one's ground
to keep the ground or station one has taken; to maintain one's position.
To stand trial
to sustain the trial or examination of a cause; not to give up without trial.
- Macaulay.
n.1.The act of standing.
I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into their several ladings.
- Spectator.
2.A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow.
- Dryden.
3.A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
I have found you out a stand most fit,
Where you may have such vantage on the duke,
He shall not pass you.
- Shak.
4.A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
5.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.
6.A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hatstand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.
7.The place where a witness stands to testify in court.
8.The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
9.Rank; post; station; standing.
Father, since your fortune did attain
So high a stand, I mean not to descend.
- Daniel.
10.A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
11.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.
12.(Com.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, - used in weighing pitch.
Microscope stand
the instrument, excepting the eyepiece, objective, and other removable optical parts.
Stand of ammunition
the projectile, cartridge, and sabot connected together.
Stand of arms
(Mil.) See under Arms.
Stand of colors
(Mil.) a single color, or flag.
To be at a stand
to be stationary or motionless; to be at a standstill; hence, to be perplexed; to be embarrassed.
- Wilhelm (Mil. Dict.
To make a stand
to halt for the purpose of offering resistance to a pursuing enemy.

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