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Stand appears in the following tongue twister:

  • On mules we find two legs behind and two we find before.
    We stand behind before we find what those behind be for.

Usage statistics for the verb stand:

spoken English40.98%written English59.02% conversational speech52.44%task-oriented speech47.56% imaginative writing80.7%informational writing19.3%
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The word stand is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun stand

What does stand mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: stands

  1. a support or foundation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of stand: base / pedestal
    • more generic word: support = any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • more specific terms:
      • brass monkey = a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
      • staddle = a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked
      • trivet = a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
      • trivet = a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
  2. the position where a thing or person stands
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: place / position = the particular portion of space occupied by something
    • more specific terms: taxi rank / taxistand / cabstand = a place where taxis park while awaiting customers
  3. a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area
    • example: they cut down a stand of trees
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: botany / flora / vegetation = all the plant life in a particular region or period
  4. a small table for holding articles of various kinds
    • example: a bedside stand
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: table = a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • more specific terms: reading desk / lectern = desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
  5. a support for displaying various articles
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of stand: rack
    • more generic word: support = any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • more specific terms:
      • bier = a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
      • cruet-stand = a stand for cruets containing various condiments
      • dress rack = a rack used primarily to display dresses for sale in a store
      • magazine rack = a rack for displaying magazines
      • music stand / music rack = a light stand for holding sheets of printed music
      • spice rack = a rack for displaying containers filled with spices
      • tripod = a three-legged rack used for support
    • part: spit = a skewer for holding meat over a fire
  6. an interruption of normal activity
  7. a mental position from which things are viewed
  8. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of stand: sales booth / stall
    • more generic word: booth = a small shop at a fair
    • more specific terms:
      • coffee stall = a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food
      • newsstand = a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
  9. a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance
    • example: a one-night stand
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: layover / stop / stopover = a brief stay in the course of a journey
  10. tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: tiered seat = seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front
    • more specific terms:
      • bleachers = an outdoor grandstand without a roof
      • covered stand / grandstand = a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
      • reviewing stand = a stand from which a parade or military force can be reviewed
    • part of: ballpark / park = a facility in which ball games are played; arena / bowl / sports stadium / stadium = a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  11. a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
  12. a defensive effort
    • example: the army made a final stand at the Rhone
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: defence / defense / defensive measure = military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    • more specific words: repulsion / standoff = the act of repulsing or repelling an attack

Alternative definition of the noun stand

noun

  1. A defensive position or effort. [rfex]
  2. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
  3. A period of performance in a given location or venue.
  4. A device to hold something upright or aloft.
  5. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
  6. A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.
  7. [context: forestry] A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.
  8. A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.
  9. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
  10. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
  11. [sport] grandstand [qualifier, often in plural]
  12. [cricket] A partnership.
  13. [military, plural often 'stand'] A single set, as of arms.

Definition of the verb stand

What does stand mean as a doing word?

Stand is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
stoodstoodstandingstands

  1. be standing; be upright
  2. be in some specified state or condition
    • example: I stand corrected
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  3. occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    • example: We stand on common ground
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb]The dog floppedVerbs of Assuming a Position: bend, bow, crouch, flop, hang, hunch, kneel, lean, lie, lie down, perch, plop, rise, sit, sit down, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand up, stoop, straddle
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The dog flopped in the corner
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, hang, lean, perch, rest, sit, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  4. hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    • example: I am standing my ground and won't give in!
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of stand: remain firm
    • antonym of stand: yield
    • more generic terms: hold out / resist / stand firm / withstand = stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
  5. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  6. have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    • example: Where do you stand on the War?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
    • more specific words: align / array = align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
  7. remain inactive or immobile
    • example: standing water
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: remain / rest / stay = stay the same
  8. be in effect; be or remain in force
    • example: The law stands!
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: continue = exist over a prolonged period of time
    • more specific word: wash = admit to testing or proof
  9. be tall; have a height of; copula
    • example: She stands 6 feet tall
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: measure = have certain dimensions
  10. put into an upright position
    • examples: Can you stand the bookshelf up? | They stand the bags on the table
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, hang, lean, perch, rest, sit, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
      there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite]There stood on the corner a statueVerbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, dangle, droop, flop, fly, hang, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rest, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]They stood the statue on the pedestal
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]John slouched
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The statue stood on the corner
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]On the pedestal stood a statue
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of stand: place upright / stand up
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
    • cause: stand up
  11. withstand the force of something
  12. be available for stud services

Group

Stand is a musical group.

  • album: "Beautiful Grey"

There are other groups with Stand in their name, like Last Stand, stand easy, stand-easy, final stand, grand stand, stand alone, stand still, Stand-Alone, the k-stand, The Stand Up, stand out riot, The Last Stand, The Stand by Me, The Family Stand, Stand Your Ground, artists stand up to cancer and Stand Before the Firing Squad.

Music

  1. "Stand" is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released as the second single from the album Green in 1989. The song quickly rose up the charts, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming R.E.M.'s second top 10 hit in the United States. The song reached number 48 on the UK Singles Charts. The song reached number 16 in Canada. It was placed on R.E.M.'s Warner Bros. Records "best of" album In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 in 2003.
  2. "Stand" a.k.a. "Stand!" is a 1969 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly and the Family Stone. The song's title and lyrics are a call for its listeners to "stand" up for themselves, their communities, and what they believe in. Like nearly all of Sly & the Family Stone's songs, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart was credited as the sole songwriter.
  3. "Stand" a.k.a. "Stand!" is the fourth studio album by soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone, released May 3, 1969 on Epic Records. Written and produced by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, Stand! was the band's breakout album. It went on to sell over three million copies and become one of the most successful albums of the 1960s. The album sold over 500,000 copies in the year of its release and was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America on December 4, 1969. By 1986, it had sold well over 1 million copies and had been certified platinum in sales by the RIAA on November 26 of that same year. Stand! is considered one of the artistic high-points of the band's career and includes several landmark songs, among them hit singles, such as "Sing a Simple Song", "I Want to Take You Higher", "Stand!", and "Everyday People". In 2003, the album was ranked number 118 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
  4. "Stand" is a song produced, written, arranged, composed and performed by Lenny Kravitz from his album, Black and White America. It was released as the album's lead single and the iTunes download release date for the song was June 3, 2011. The song was written by Kravitz about a close friend, who was paralyzed from the waist down from an accident, who later recovered.
  5. "Stand" is a song by American pop singer–songwriter Jewel from her fourth studio album, 0304. Written and produced by Jewel and Lester Mendez, and released as the album's second single in October 2003 in the United States and later on internationally, the single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached number sixteen on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, and also became Jewel's third consecutive chart-topper on the Hot Dance Club Play.
  6. "Stand" is Michael W. Smith's twentieth album, a follow-up to his 2004 album Healing Rain.
  7. "Stand" is the debut album by Breaking the Silence now known as The Letter Black. The album was released on August 7, 2007.
  8. "Stand" is a song written by Danny Orton and Blair Daly and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in January 2007 as the fourth and final single from their album Me and My Gang. The song became their seventh number-one hit on Hot Country Songs chart on the week of May 12, 2007.
  9. "Stand" is a song by American Hard rock band Poison, it was the 1st single from their 1993 Native Tongue album. The song reached number 15 on the Mainstream rock chart, #35 on the top 40 mainstream chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also charted at number 25 on the UK Singles chart, it was also the first Poison single and music video to feature lead guitarist Richie Kotzen.
  10. "Stand" is Avalon's ninth release and their sixth studio album. Originally titled The Other Side and slated to release in September 2005, Stand was actually released on January 24, 2006. The album includes a remake of a Russ Taff song, "We Will Stand", that features an additional bridge written by Taff, his wife Tori, and James Hollihan, Jr. Stand marked the 10-year anniversary for the group.
  11. "Stand" is the 1989 single album by R.E.M.
    • artist: R.E.M.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  12. "Stand" is a 1993 single by Poison.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  13. "Stand" is a musical single of Mover.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  14. "Stand" is a musical single of Lenny Kravitz.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  15. "Stand" is a musical single of Glee Cast.
    • released on
  16. "Stand" a.k.a. "Stand!" is a musical album of Victory In Praise Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir.
    • released in (19 years ago)

Films

  1. "Stand" is a 2014 mystery drama film directed and written by Jonathan Taieb.
  2. "Stand" is a film, directed by Tavis Smiley.
  3. "Stand" is a short music documentary family drama film written and directed by Melanie D'Andrea.
  4. "Stand" is a 2013 documentary film directed by Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob.

Miscellanea

  1. Stand: A stand is two or three joints of drill pipe connected and stood in the derrick vertically, usually while tripping pipe. A stand of collars is similar, only made up of collars and a collar head. The collar head is screwed into the collar to allow it to be picked up by the elevators.
  2. Stand was a 2007 JBF Awards nominated restaurant in New York City.
    • also known as Stand4
    • award: - James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics nomination for Base Design

Phrases with Stand

Phrases starting with the word Stand:

  1. stand by
  2. stand in
  3. stand up
  4. stand-in
  5. stand-to
  6. stand-up
  7. stand for
  8. Stand Off
  9. stand oil
  10. stand out
  11. stand pat
  12. stand back
  13. stand down

Phrases ending with the word Stand:

  1. Keg Stand
  2. At a Stand
  3. coat stand
  4. Cock-Stand
  5. Dish Stand
  6. home stand
  7. Ring Stand

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stand

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Google previewThe Essential Scottish Football Fan (2004)

by Duncan Adams

The Main Stand is a simple top level and enclosure design stretching only halfway along the pitch straddling the halfway line.

The Away stand is the Caledonia, or West stand, which is situated at one end of the pitch. This can hold 3,000 away fans but is rarely used completely. The most unusual thing about this stand is that it has a large external staircase on one side, which the away support climbs ...

Google previewDraft resource management plan/environmental impact statement (1987)

Pinedale Resource Area by United States. Bureau of Land Management

POLE STAND is an area consisting of trees the average size of which is between 5.0 and 8.9 inches in diameter.

Google previewPositive Impact Forestry (2012)

A Sustainable Approach To Managing Woodlands by Thomas J. McEvoy

A forest stand is a very local forest type, usually one that has been disturbed. cases, elevation is a primary determinate of rainfall patterns, and so it might...

A stand is the primary management unit in forestry and is usually defined as an area that is “sufficiently uniform in species...

The stand is what you see at any point in time and it is usually also the product of disturbances that have occurred in the past.

Google previewMinecraft Recipes For Dummies (2014)

by Jesse Stay, Thomas Stay

The magnificent armor stand is a true marvel. The closest things that we had for display were chests and other...

Google previewHamburger America: Completely Revised and Updated Edition (2011)

A State-by-State Guide to 150 Great Burger Joints by George Motz

The tiny blue and orange burger stand is a blur to most as they speed down Pico. Wedged between a gas station and a fire department, and down the street from popular Rancho Park, the stand is a daily lunch spot for firefighters. “They have a ...

Google previewBodies We've Buried (2007)

Inside the National Forensic Academy, the World's Top CSI TrainingSchool by Jarrett Hallcox, Amy Welch

A copy stand is a specialized tripod used for taking pictures of evidence at a micro level. The stand itself has a two-foot-by-two-foot...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Stand′ingor′ders, the name given topermanent regulations made by eitherHouseof Parliament for the conduct of itsproceedings, andenduring from parliamentto parliament unless rescinded.—ns.Stand′ingpool (Shak.), apoolof stagnant ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Anglo-saxon Language. - London, Longmann 1838 (1838)

by Joseph Bosworth

standan to stand; [1. stod stood; pp. gestanden stood.

Google previewThe Canadian Dictionary of ASL (2002)

by Carole Sue Bailey, Kathy Dolby, Hilda Marian Campbell, Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

Stand: v. to be in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1876)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Stand, v. n. 1.

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Usage statistics about stand

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb stand:

spoken English40.98%written English59.02% conversational speech52.44%task-oriented speech47.56% imaginative writing80.7%informational writing19.3%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stand:

pedestalstandpointstandstillrackviewpointstallstand

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb stand:

stomachbrookfendabidedigestenduretolerateresistbearsuffersupportstand

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb stand and its most common antonym:

yieldstand

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Quotes about Stand

So I will stand more steadfastly for the things I stand up for, like people who work for a living. I'd like to be able to stand that way when I go to Congress. (John Murray)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of STAND

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  • DASN'T
  • DASNT

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