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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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

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