n 1: a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" [syn: base
2: the position where a thing or person stands
3: a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular
area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
4: a small table for holding articles of various kinds: "a
5: a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers
were arranged on a rack" [syn: rack
6: an interruption of normal activity [syn: standstill
7: 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" [syn: point of view
8: a booth where articles are displayed for sale [syn: stall
9: a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give
a performance; "a one-night stand"
10: tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood)
where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
11: a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
, outdoor stage
12: a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the
v 1: be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire
performance!" [syn: stand up
] [ant: sit
2: be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
3: occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand
on common ground"
4: hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or
upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
[syn: remain firm
] [ant: yield
5: have or maintain a position or stand on an issue: "Where do
you stand on the War?"
6: 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" [syn: endure
, put up
7: remain inactive, as of a car in a garage, or not flowing, as
8: be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
9: be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
10: put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf
up?" [syn: stand up
, place upright
11: 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" [syn: resist
12: be available for stud services, of male domestic animals
such as stallions