To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an
upright or firm position
To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect
position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed
by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be
situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause;
to halt; to remain stationary.
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.
To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or
yield; to be safe.
To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be
fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude;
to keep from falling into error or vice.
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.
To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to
be; to consist.
To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to
stand for the harbor.
To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
To measure when erect on the feet.
To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have
efficacy or validity; to abide.
To appear in court.
To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the
cold or the heat.
To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on
the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a
The act of standing.
A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or
opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
A place or post where one stands; a place where one may
stand while observing or waiting for something.
A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons
stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
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.
A small table; also, something on or in which anything
may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hat stand; an umbrella
stand; a music stand.
A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good,
bad, or convenient stand for business.
Rank; post; station; standing.
A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a
stand what to do.
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.
A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred
pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.