1. [ verb ] be standing; be upright
Synonyms: stand_up

"We had to stand for the entire performance!"

Related terms: sit lie rest stand_back line_up ramp ramp arise standee stander standing arise
2. [ verb ] be in some specified state or condition

"I stand corrected"

Related terms: be represent resist stand_by leap_out excel stand_by point_of_view
3. [ verb ] occupy a place or location, also metaphorically

"We stand on common ground"

Related terms: be point_of_view
4. [ verb ] hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
Synonyms: remain_firm

"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

Related terms: yield resist resist
5. [ verb ] put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Synonyms: bear suffer tolerate endure put_up brook abide stick_out digest support stomach

"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"

Related terms: permit take pay accept stand_for bear_up take_lying_down take_a_joke sit_out suffer endurance tolerance toleration
6. [ verb ] have or maintain a position or stand on an issue

: "Where do you stand on the War?"

Related terms: judge align point_of_view
7. [ verb ] remain inactive, as of a car in a garage, or not flowing, as of water
Related terms: stay
8. [ noun ] a support or foundation
Synonyms: base pedestal

"the base of the lamp"

Related terms: support staddle trivet trivet brass_monkey
9. [ verb ] be in effect; be or remain in force

"The law stands!"

Related terms: continue wash
10. [ noun ] a small table for holding articles of various kinds

: "a bedside stand"

Related terms: table lectern
11. [ noun ] a support for displaying various articles
Synonyms: rack

"the newspapers were arranged on a rack"

Related terms: support tripod magazine_rack music_stand cruet-stand spice_rack dress_rack bier spit
12. [ verb ] be tall; have a height of; copula

"She stands 6 feet tall"

Related terms: measure
13. [ noun ] (botany) a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area

"they cut down a stand of trees"

Related terms: vegetation
14. [ noun ] the position where a thing or person stands
Related terms: position cabstand
15. [ verb ] withstand the force of something
Synonyms: resist fend

"The trees resisted her" "stand the test of time" "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

Related terms: fight fender buffer
16. [ noun ] a mental position from which things are viewed
Synonyms: viewpoint point_of_view standpoint

"we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians" "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Related terms: position position slant landscape complexion cityscape
17. [ verb ] put into an upright position
Synonyms: stand_up place_upright

"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

Related terms: situate put
18. [ noun ] a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance

"a one-night stand"

Related terms: stop
19. [ noun ] an interruption of normal activity
Synonyms: tie-up standstill
Related terms: stop tie_up
20. [ noun ] (business) a booth where articles are displayed for sale
Synonyms: stall sales_booth
Related terms: shop booth newsstand coffee_stall
21. [ verb ] adopt as a belief
Synonyms: support subscribe

"I subscribe to your view on abortion"

Related terms: agree approve
22. [ verb ] (sexuality) be available for stud services

"male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"

Related terms: serve animal_husbandry
23. [ noun ] tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
Synonyms: stands
Related terms: tiered_seats bleachers reviewing_stand grandstand stadium ballpark
24. [ noun ] a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
Synonyms: bandstand outdoor_stage
Related terms: platform
25. [ noun ] (military) a defensive effort

"the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

Related terms: defense repulsion resist
Similar spelling:   stands