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Dictionary definition for: Stand

1. (n) a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

2. (v) be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

3. (v) be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"

4. (n) the position where a thing or person stands

5. (v) occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"

6. (n) a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"

7. (v) hold one''s ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won''t give in!"

8. (n) a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"

9. (n) a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"

10. (v) have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"

11. (v) 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"

12. (n) an interruption of normal activity

13. (n) 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"

14. (v) remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"

15. (n) a booth where articles are displayed for sale

16. (v) be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"

17. (v) be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"

18. (n) a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"

19. (n) tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

20. (v) put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

21. (v) 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"

22. (n) a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air

23. (n) a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

24. (v) be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"

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