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Definition 1: a defensive effort - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army made a final stand at the Rhone

(stand is a kind of ...) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

"they died in the defense of Stalingrad" "they were developed for the defense program"

(... is a kind of stand ) the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

Definition 2: a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a one-night stand

(stand is a kind of ...) a brief stay in the course of a journey

"they made a stopover to visit their friends"

Definition 3: a support or foundation - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the base of the lamp

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of stand ) a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships

(... is a kind of stand ) a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked

(... is a kind of stand ) a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table

(... is a kind of stand ) a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth

Definition 4: tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) - [noun denoting artifact]

(stand is a kind of ...) seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front

(... is a kind of stand ) (used in the plural) an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached

(... is a kind of stand ) a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof

(... is a kind of stand ) a stand from which a parade or military force can be reviewed

(... is part of stand) a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)

"take me out to the ballpark"

(... is part of stand) a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

Definition 5: a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

Definition 6: a support for displaying various articles - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the newspapers were arranged on a rack

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of stand ) a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

(... is a kind of stand ) a stand for cruets containing various condiments

(... is a kind of stand ) a rack used primarily to display dresses for sale in a store

(... is a kind of stand ) a rack for displaying magazines

(... is a kind of stand ) a light stand for holding sheets of printed music

(... is a kind of stand ) a rack for displaying containers filled with spices

(... is a kind of stand ) a three-legged rack used for support

(stand is a part of ...) a skewer for holding meat over a fire

Definition 7: a small table for holding articles of various kinds - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bedside stand

(stand is a kind of ...) a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

"it was a sturdy table"

(... is a kind of stand ) desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer

Definition 8: a booth where articles are displayed for sale - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

(... is a kind of stand ) a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)

(... is a kind of stand ) a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold

Definition 9: a mental position from which things are viewed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) a rationalized mental attitude

(... is a kind of stand ) a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area

"the dominant character of the cityscape is it poverty"

(... is a kind of stand ) an extensive mental viewpoint

"the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration" "we changed the landscape for solving the problem of payroll inequity"

(... is a kind of stand ) a biased way of looking at or presenting something

(... is a kind of stand ) a point of view or general attitude or inclination

"he altered the complexion of his times" "a liberal political complexion"

Definition 10: an interruption of normal activity - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) the event of something ending

"it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

Definition 11: a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area - [noun denoting group]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they cut down a stand of trees

(stand is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 12: the position where a thing or person stands - [noun denoting location]

(stand is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

(... is a kind of stand ) a place where taxis park while awaiting customers

"in England the place where taxis wait to be hired is called a `taxi rank'"

Definition 13: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of stand ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of stand ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of stand ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of stand ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of stand ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of stand ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of stand ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(stand has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 14: have or maintain a position or stand on an issue - [verb of cognition]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Where do you stand on the War?

(stand is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of stand ) align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

Definition 15: withstand the force of something - [verb of competition]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

(stand has a similar meaning as ...) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

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

Definition 16: be standing; be upright - [verb of contact]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had to stand for the entire performance!

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) not move; be in a resting position

(... is a kind of stand ) stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

(... is a kind of stand ) stand away from an object or person

"He stood back to look at her"

(... is a kind of stand ) form a queue, form a line, stand in line

"Customers lined up in front of the store"

(stand implies ...) rise to one's feet

"The audience got up and applauded"

(stand has a similar meaning as ...) put into an upright position

"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

Definition 17: put into an upright position - [verb of contact]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you stand the bookshelf up?

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(stand has a similar meaning as ...) be standing; be upright

"We had to stand for the entire performance!"

Definition 18: be available for stud services - [verb of contact]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females

(stand is a kind of ...) mate with

"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

(stand belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 19: hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stand in the sense of this definition

(stand is a kind of ...) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

(stand has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 20: be tall; have a height of; copula - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stands 6 feet tall

(stand is a kind of ...) have certain dimensions

"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

Definition 21: be in effect; be or remain in force - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The law stands!

(stand is a kind of ...) exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

(... is a kind of stand ) admit to testing or proof

"This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"

Definition 22: occupy a place or location, also metaphorically - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We stand on common ground

(stand is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 23: be in some specified state or condition - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I stand corrected

(stand is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 24: remain inactive or immobile - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • standing water

(stand is a kind of ...) stay the same; remain in a certain state

"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it" "rest assured" "stay alone" "He remained unmoved by her tears" "The bad weather continued for another week"

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