stand

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  • When they first met, he was standing on his head in a field.
  • They stood stock still until the others were all but out of sight. Cited from The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle, by Edward Stratemeyer
  • These are based in history and have stood the test of time.
  • Four characters stand around a table in the middle of the room.
  • For example, in the following example, one can stand in for new car.
  • As a result many of his home runs went into the right field stands.
  • We all knew where we stood after we had heard it.
  • The remains of stone structures which once stood there can still be seen.
  • The church stood apart from it and on a small hill stood the castle.
  • The area now is owned by the town and a few of the buildings still stand.
  • This still stands and is used for major events in the town.
  • He also had an excellent academic standing from his college and university studies.
  • One thing leads to another, and they end up having a one night stand.
  • But a sound she heard at this very instant made her stand stock still. Cited from The Head of the House of Coombe, by F Burnett
  • For a while I stood stock still and kept my eyes in one direction. Cited from Dracula's Guest, by Bram Stoker
  • He started as if to approach her, and then stood stock-still. Cited from Dark Hollow, by Anna Katharine Green
  • What he did stands alone and what we have achieved is also unique.
  • With practice, some men are able to control the stream while standing.
  • My horse was standing stock-still, with its back to the wind. Cited from Snow Shoes and Canoes, by William H. G. Kingston
  • Not even a wet spot would have remained where we had been standing.
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Meaning of stand

  • noun The position where a thing or person stands
  • noun A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    they cut down a stand of trees
  • noun A small table for holding articles of various kinds
    a bedside stand
  • noun An interruption of normal activity
  • noun A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    a one-night stand
  • noun Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
  • noun A defensive effort
    the army made a final stand at the Rhone
  • verb Be standing; be upright
    We had to stand for the entire performance!
  • verb Be in some specified state or condition
    I stand corrected
  • verb Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    We stand on common ground
  • verb Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    I am standing my ground and won't give in!
  • verb Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    Where do you stand on the War?
  • verb Remain inactive or immobile
    standing water
  • verb Be in effect; be or remain in force
    The law stands!
  • verb Be tall; have a height of; copula
    She stands 6 feet tall
  • verb Put into an upright position
    Can you stand the bookshelf up?
  • verb Be available for stud services
    male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females