Meaning of STAND in English

STAND

I. verb (stood; ~ing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ~an; akin to Old High German stantan, stān to ~, Latin stare, Greek histanai to cause to ~, set, histasthai to ~, be ~ing Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to support oneself on the feet in an erect position, to be a specified height when fully erect , to rise to an erect position, 2. to take up or maintain a specified position or posture , to maintain one's position , to be in a particular state or situation , to hold a course at sea, hesitate , 6. to have or maintain a relative position in or as if in a graded scale , to be in a position to gain or lose because of an action taken or a commitment made , to be a candidate ; run , 8. to rest or remain upright on a base or lower end , to occupy a place or location , 9. to remain stationary or inactive , to gather slowly and remain , agree , accord , 11. to exist in a definite written or printed form , to remain valid or efficacious , to be available as a sire, to refuse additional cards (as in blackjack), transitive verb 1. to endure or undergo successfully , to tolerate without flinching ; bear courageously , to endure the presence or personality of , to derive benefit or enjoyment from , to remain firm in the face of , to submit to , 4. to perform the duty of , to participate in (a military formation), to pay the cost of (a treat) ; pay for , to cause to ~ ; set upright, to make available for breeding , see: bear ~er noun II. noun Date: 1590 1. a halt for defense or resistance, an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success , c. a stop made to give a performance , a town where such a stop is made, an act of stopping or staying in one place, 3. a place or post where one ~s, a strongly or aggressively held position especially on a debatable issue , 4. the place taken by a witness for testifying in court, b. plural a section of the tiered seats for spectators of a sport or spectacle, the occupants of such seats, a raised platform (as for a speaker or hunter) serving as a point of vantage, 5. a small often open-air structure for a small retail business , a site fit for business opportunity, a place where a passenger vehicle stops or parks , hive 2, a frame on or in which something may be placed for support, a group of plants growing in a continuous area, a ~ing posture

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