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  • n  a support or foundation
  • n  the position where a thing or person stands
  • n  a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    they cut down a stand of trees
  • n  a small table for holding articles of various kinds
    a bedside stand
  • n  a support for displaying various articles
  • n  an interruption of normal activity
  • n  a mental position from which things are viewed
  • n  a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  • n  a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    a one-night stand
  • n  tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
  • n  a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
  • n  a defensive effort
    the army made a final stand at the Rhone
  • v  be standing; be upright
    We had to stand for the entire performance!
  • v  be in some specified state or condition
    I stand corrected
  • v  occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    We stand on common ground
  • v  hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    I am standing my ground and won't give in!
  • v  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • v  have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    Where do you stand on the War?
  • v  remain inactive or immobile
    standing water
  • v  be in effect; be or remain in force
    The law stands!
  • v  be tall; have a height of; copula
    She stands 6 feet tall
  • v  put into an upright position
    Can you stand the bookshelf up?
  • v  withstand the force of something
    stand the test of time
  • v  be available for stud services

  • Respect Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin stand during the national anthem.
  • In a confirmation of persistent stereotypes, an international team of psychologists have determined that when it comes to one-night stands, men have much lower standards than women .
  • Appreciation: The groundbreaking stand-up comic, dead at 71, went through a transformation that helped redefine an art form.
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  • Lindsey Graham in New York Times
    This is not President Obama's war; this is America's war,Mr. Graham said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "We need to stand behind the president."
  • Barack Obama in Toronto Star
    I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people,Obama said in the speech, formally known as the Nobel Lecture. "To say that force may sometimes be necessary is not a call to cynicism. It is a...

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