Definition of Stand


  • a defensive effort
    "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  • a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
    - outdoor stage
  • tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
  • a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    "a one-night stand"
  • a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    - sales booth
  • a mental position from which things are viewed
    "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"
    "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
    - point of view
  • an interruption of normal activity
    - tie up
  • a support for displaying various articles
    "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
  • a small table for holding articles of various kinds
    "a bedside stand"
  • a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    "they cut down a stand of trees"
  • the position where a thing or person stands
  • a support or foundation
    "the base of the lamp"


  • be available for stud services
    "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
  • 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"
  • put into an upright position
    "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
    - stand up - place upright
  • be tall
    have a height of
    "She stands 6 feet tall"
  • be in effect
    be or remain in force
    "The law stands!"
  • remain inactive or immobile
    "standing water"
  • have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    "Where do you stand on the War?"
  • put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "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"
    - stick out - put up
  • hold one's ground
    maintain a position
    be steadfast or upright
    "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
    - remain firm
  • occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    "We stand on common ground"
  • be in some specified state or condition
    "I stand corrected"
  • be standing
    be upright
    "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
    - stand up
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble stand

36 unscramble word found using the letters stand.

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