Stand - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stænd|  American pronunciation of the word stand
Brit.  |stand|  British pronunciation of the word stand
irregular verb:  p.t. — stood  p.p. — stood
- a support or foundation (syn: base, pedestal)
- the position where a thing or person stands
- a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
- a small table for holding articles of various kinds
- a support for displaying various articles (syn: rack)
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- be standing; be upright (syn: stand up)
- be in some specified state or condition
- occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
- hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
- put up with something or somebody unpleasant (syn: abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate)
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Examples

She was standing near the window.

He was standing next to me.

All of the seats on the bus were taken so we had to stand.

He can stand using a cane.

He was standing in a puddle of water.

The deer stood still, listening for danger.

We had to stand in line for over an hour.

Two bowling pins were left standing.

A shovel and rake stood in the corner.

She stood the ladder against the house.

The team insured their victory with an impressive goal-line stand.

The army is preparing to make a stand against the enemy.

Students making a stand against the war

We have display stands in many bookstores.

He is too weak to stand.

Phrasal verbs

stand back  — stay clear of, avoid
stand by  — not act or do anything
stand in  — be a substitute
stand out  — be highly noticeable
stand up  — rise to one's feet

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: stand
he/she/it: stands
present participle: standing
past tense: stood
past participle: stood
noun
singular: stand
plural: stands
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