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stand

stand

 
 
pronunciation:
staend
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
stand a chance, stand for, stand out
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stands, standing, stood
definition 1: to assume or maintain an erect position on one's feet (often fol. by up).
similar words:
arise, erect, rear, rise
definition 2: to move or grow into an erect position or in an upward direction.
similar words:
arise, erect, grow, mount, right, rise, straighten
definition 3: to halt; stop.
synonyms:
halt, stop
similar words:
hold, rest, stay, wait
definition 4: to shift to another position or condition.
Please stand back.
synonyms:
move, step
similar words:
draw, shift
definition 5: to remain in effect.
Our offer will stand for another week.
synonyms:
hold, remain
similar words:
abide, continue, endure, exist, last, obtain, persist, prevail, rest, stay
definition 6: to become stagnant, as water.
synonyms:
stagnate
similar words:
lie, pool, rest
definition 7: to be situated somewhere.
The church stands in the valley.
synonyms:
be, lie, sit
similar words:
place, rank, rest
definition 8: to hold to a specific opinion or attitude.
I stand on my record.
synonyms:
hold to
similar words:
adhere to, declare for, defend, hold out, persevere, persist, sanction, stand pat, stick to, uphold
definition 9: to measure a certain height.
He stands five feet tall.
synonyms:
be, measure
similar words:
reach
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to be in an upright position.
synonyms:
raise, upright
similar words:
erect, lift, place, position, put, rear, right, rise, set, upend
definition 2: to tolerate; endure.
He can't stand working for his brother anymore.She can't stand being alone in the dark.I don't know how she stands such cruel treatment.
synonyms:
bear, endure, take, tolerate
similar words:
abide, brave, brook, countenance, deal with, face, live, stomach, suffer, sustain, weather, withstand
definition 3: to withstand without harm.
I barely stood the shock.
synonyms:
endure, weather, withstand
similar words:
bear, brave, cope with, handle, last, resist, survive, take, tolerate
definition 4: to undergo.
He is standing trial for rape.
synonyms:
undergo
similar words:
confront, experience, face, meet, submit to, suffer
phrase: stand a chance
phrase: stand for
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of standing.
synonyms:
standing
definition 2: a ceasing of activity; standstill.
synonyms:
halt, standstill, stop
definition 3: a place where something or someone stands.
synonyms:
position, station
definition 4: a determined attitude or position.
We must take a stand on this issue.
synonyms:
point of view, position, stance
definition 5: an elevated platform.
an orchestra arranged on the stand
synonyms:
platform
definition 6: a usually outdoor counter, stall, or movable serving facility where goods are displayed and sold.
We got some tacos at one of the many food stands at the festival.
 
synonyms:
booth, stall
definition 7: a witness stand.
synonyms:
witness stand
definition 8: a table or rack for storing a certain thing.
a magazine stand
synonyms:
holder, rack
definition 9: a space reserved for taxicabs or limousines.
definition 10: a stop on a performance tour.
The band played a one-night stand in Las Vegas.
synonyms:
engagement
definition 11: (pl.) the seats for spectators at a playing field or stadium; grandstand; bleachers.
synonyms:
bleachers, grandstand
definition 12: a growth of trees or upright plants such as corn or wheat.
phrase: stand out
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