stand

n.

  1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  2. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  3. To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
  4. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  5. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  6. 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.
  7. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  8. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  9. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  10. 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.
  11. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  12. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  13. To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  14. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  15. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  16. To measure when erect on the feet.
  17. To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  18. To appear in court.

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.
  3. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  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.

v. i.

  1. The act of standing.
  2. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  3. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  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 hat stand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.
  7. A 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.
  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. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.