ETYM As. stand. Related to Stand.
1. The position where a thing or person stands.
2. An interruption of normal activity; SYN. standstill, tie-up.
3. A defensive effort.
4. A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance.
5. A structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade); SYN. stands.
6. A small table for holding articles of various kinds.
7. A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: stood).
1. To be standing; be upright; SYN. stand up.
2. To put into an upright position; SYN. stand up, place upright.
3. To occupy a place or location, also metaphorically.
4. To have or maintain a position or stand on an issue.
5. To hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; SYN. remain firm.
6. To be tall; have a height of; copula.
7. To be in some specified state or condition.
8. To be in effect; be or remain in force.
9. To remain inactive, as of a car in a garage, or not flowing, as of water.
10. To be available for stud services, of male domestic animals such as stallions.