Associations to the word «Stand»


STAND, verb. (heading) To position or be positioned physically.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To rise to one’s feet; to stand up.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To remain motionless.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To be placed in an upright or vertical orientation.
STAND, verb. (transitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To occupy or hold a place; to be situated or located.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To measure when erect on the feet.
STAND, verb. (heading) To position or be positioned mentally.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) (followed by to + infinitive`) To be positioned to gain or lose.
STAND, verb. (transitive) (negative) To tolerate.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
STAND, verb. (heading) To position or be positioned socially.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) To act as an umpire.
STAND, verb. (transitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) (British) To seek election.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To be valid.
STAND, verb. (transitive) To oppose, usually as a team, in competition.
STAND, verb. (transitive) To cover the expense of; to pay for.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To appear in court.
STAND, verb. (intransitive) (nautical) Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).
STAND, verb. (intransitive) To remain without ruin or injury.
STAND, verb. (card games) To stop asking for more cards; to keep one's hand as it has been dealt so far.
STAND, noun. The act of standing.
STAND, noun. A defensive position or effort.
STAND, noun. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
STAND, noun. A period of performance in a given location or venue.
STAND, noun. A device to hold something upright or aloft.
STAND, noun. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
STAND, noun. A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.
STAND, noun. (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.
STAND, noun. A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.
STAND, noun. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
STAND, noun. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait.
STAND, noun. (US) (dated) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.
STAND, noun. (sports) grandstand (often in plural)
STAND, noun. (cricket) A partnership.
STAND, noun. (military) (plural often stand) A single set, as of arms.
STAND, noun. (obsolete) Rank; post; station; standing.
STAND, noun. (dated) A state of perplexity or embarrassment.
STAND, noun. 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.
STAND, noun. (obsolete) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch.
STAND A CHANCE, verb. (idiomatic) To have a chance.
STAND AND DELIVER, verb. A phrase traditionally used by a highwayman commanding victims to hand over their valuables.
STAND ASIDE, verb. To step sideways to make a space for someone else.
STAND ASIDE, verb. To leave a job or position voluntarily so that someone else can have it instead.
STAND ASIDE, verb. To temporarily recuse oneself from action or decision-making in some domain.
STAND BACK, verb. (intransitive) To maintain a safe distance from a hazard.
STAND BACK, verb. (intransitive) To abstain from participation.
STAND BACK, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) (of a wicket-keeper) to stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler
STAND BEHIND, verb. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see stand,‎ behind.
STAND BEHIND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To support; express one's support
STAND BY, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
STAND BY, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To remain loyal or faithful to.
STAND BY, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To support; to continue to support despite things being bad.
STAND BY, verb. (intransitive) To do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.
STAND BY, verb. (intransitive) to be ready to provide assistance if required.
STAND CORRECTED, verb. (idiomatic) To acknowledge someone who corrects something that one says or writes that was not correct.
STAND DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.
STAND DOWN, verb. To withdraw or retire from a position or from a team. transitive and/or intransitive
STAND EASY, interjection. (military) a command to soldiers standing at ease that they may relax further
STAND FIRE, verb. To receive the fire of arms from an enemy without giving way.
STAND FIRM, verb. To resist assault or pressure
STAND FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To mean; to symbolize; to represent
STAND FOR, verb. To advocate, to support
STAND FOR, verb. To tolerate
STAND FROM UNDER, verb. (idiomatic) to escape something falling or being thrown from above.
STAND IN, noun. A substitute; a replacement.
STAND IN, verb. To substitute for; to replace; (theater) to serve as an understudy.
STAND IN FOR, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To replace; to act as a double or substitute for.
STAND IN ONE'S OWN LIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) To take a position which is harmful to one's own interests.
STAND IN SOMEONE'S SHOES, verb. (idiomatic) to see from another's point of view; to feel what another feels.
STAND IN THE GAP, verb. (idiomatic) To expose oneself for the protection of something; to make defence against any assailing danger; to take the place of a fallen defender or supporter.
STAND IN THE GATE, verb. To occupy places of advantage, power, or defence.
STAND INS, noun. Plural of stand in
STAND OFF, verb. To stand some distance apart from something or someone.
STAND OFF, verb. (US) To prevent any would-be attacker from coming close by adopting an offensive posture.
STAND OFF, verb. (nautical) (dated) To move away from shore.
STAND ON CEREMONY, verb. (idiomatic) To act in a formal, ceremonious or overly polite manner.
STAND ON END, verb. (of hair) To stand erect, bristle, especially from fear.
STAND ON ITS OWN, verb. (idiomatic) To be independent of others
STAND ON ONE'S OWN TWO FEET, verb. (idiomatic) To be independent. To survive without any help.
STAND ONE'S GROUND, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition.
STAND ONE'S GROUND, verb. To hold a position in battle.
STAND OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
STAND OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To be extraordinary and different or to have features and qualities which make someone or something special.
STAND PAT, verb. (poker) To play one's hand without drawing any more cards.
STAND PAT, verb. (idiomatic) To resist changes.
STAND PAT, verb. (intransitive) (blackjack) To stop hitting.
STAND SHILLY-SHALLY, verb. To hesitate, vacillate or procrastinate
STAND SOMEONE IN GOOD STEAD, verb. (idiomatic) (of something) to come in handy for someone in the future
STAND SOMEONE IN HAND, verb. (dated) To concern or affect someone.
STAND STILL, noun. Obsolete spelling of standstill
STAND STOCK STILL, verb. (idiomatic) To stand completely motionless.
STAND TALL, verb. (idiomatic) To behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity.
STAND THE TEST OF TIME, verb. (idiomatic) To remain useful or valued over a long period of time; to last a long time.
STAND TO, noun. Alternative form of stand-to
STAND TO, verb. Alternative form of stand-to
STAND TO REASON, verb. (idiomatic) To make sense; to seem logical, reasonable, or rational.
STAND TRIAL, verb. To sustain the trial or examination of a cause; not to give up without trial.
STAND UP, verb. (intransitive) To rise from a lying or sitting position.
STAND UP, verb. (transitive) To bring something up and set it into a standing position.
STAND UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To avoid a prearranged meeting, especially a date, with (a person) without prior notification; to jilt or shirk.
STAND UP, verb. (intransitive) (of a thing) To last or endure over a period of time.
STAND UP, verb. (intransitive) (of a person or narrative) To continue to be believable, consistent, or plausible.
STAND UP, verb. (intransitive) (cricket) (of a wicket-keeper) To stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.
STAND UP, verb. (transitive) To launch, propel upwards
STAND UP, verb. (US) (military) (transitive) To formally activate and commission (a unit, formation, etc.).
STAND UP AGAINST, verb. To defy or challenge someone
STAND UP FOR, verb. (transitive) To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
STAND UP TO, verb. (transitive) To object to or interfere with the actions of (someone seen as bullying, pushy, or controlling).
STAND UP TO, verb. (transitive) To withstand, to weather, to survive in spite of.
STAND UP WITH, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To publicly support (someone).
STAND UP WITH, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) In a wedding ceremony, to serve as best man or as maid of honor or as an official witness for (someone).
STAND UP WITH, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (archaic) To begin to dance with (someone); to dance with (someone).
STAND UPON ONE'S DIGNITY, verb. To have or affect a high notion of one's own rank, privilege, or character.

Dictionary definition

STAND, noun. A support or foundation; "the base of the lamp".
STAND, noun. The position where a thing or person stands.
STAND, noun. A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees".
STAND, noun. A small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand".
STAND, noun. A support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack".
STAND, noun. An interruption of normal activity.
STAND, noun. A mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events".
STAND, noun. A booth where articles are displayed for sale.
STAND, noun. A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand".
STAND, noun. Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade).
STAND, noun. A platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air.
STAND, noun. A defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone".
STAND, verb. Be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!".
STAND, verb. Be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected".
STAND, verb. Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground".
STAND, verb. Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!".
STAND, verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage".
STAND, verb. Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?".
STAND, verb. Remain inactive or immobile; "standing water".
STAND, verb. Be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!".
STAND, verb. Be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall".
STAND, verb. Put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?".
STAND, verb. Withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow".
STAND, verb. Be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain