stand


stand
I
n.
defense

1) to make, put up a stand

2) a last stand

position

3) to take a stand

4) a firm, resolute, strong stand

5) a stand on (they took a resolute stand on the issue of tax reform)

rack, small table

6) a music stand

place taken by a witness

7) a witness stand (AE; BE has witness box)

small structure used for conducting business

(BE often prefers stall)

8) a fruit; hot-dog stand; newsstand; vegetable stand

performance, engagement

9) a one-night stand

row

10) a taxi stand (esp. AE; BE prefers taxi rank)

II
v.

1) ('to hold oneself') to stand firm; still

2) (BE) (d; intr.) ('to be a candidate') to stand as (to stand as a Labour candidate)

3) (d; intr.) ('to hold oneself erect') to stand at (to stand at attention; to stand at ease)

4) (d; intr.) to stand by ('to support') (her family stood by her throughout the trial)

5) (d; intr.) to stand for ('to represent') (our party used to stand for progress)

6) (BE) (d; intr.) to stand for ('to be a candidate') (to stand for Parliament)

7) (d; intr.) to stand for ('to tolerate') (we will not stand for such conduct)

8) (d; intr.) to stand on ('to insist on') (to stand on one's rights; to stand on ceremony)

9) (d; intr.) to stand over ('to watch') (he always stands over me when I work)

10) (d; intr.) ('to be regarded') to stand with (how do you stand with your boss?)

11) (E) ('to face') ('to have as a prospect') we stood to gain a great deal

12) (esp. BE) (E; usu. with cannot -- can't -- couldn't) ('to tolerate') she couldn't stand to wait any longer

13) (G; usu. with cannot -- can't -- couldn't) ('to tolerate') she can't stand waiting

14) (K; usu. with cannot -- can't -- couldn't) ('to tolerate') I can't stand his boasting

15) (esp. BE) (O) ('to buy') can I stand you another round of drinks?

16) (s) she stood first in her class; to stand accused of murder

17) (misc.) to stand by one's guns ('to defend one's viewpoint stubbornly'); to stand on one's own feet ('to support oneself'); to stand tall (esp. AE; colloq.) ('to be resolute')

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[stænd]
hot-dog stand
newsstand
put up a stand
strong stand
to stand accused of murder
vegetable stand
to stand tall ('to be resolute'; esp. AE; colloq.)
to stand on one's own feet ('to support oneself)
('to hold oneself) to stand firm
(E) ('to face') ('to have as a prospect') we stood to gain a great deal
(G; usu. with cannot stand can't stand couldn't) ('to tolerate') she can't stand waiting
(K; usu. with cannot stand can't stand couldn't) ('to tolerate') I can't stand his boasting
(esp. BE) (0) ('to buy') can 1 stand you another round of drinks?
(esp. BE) (E; usu. with cannot stand can't stand couldn't) ('to tolerate') she couldn't stand to wait any longer
(s) she stood first in her class
['defense'] to make
['performance, engagement'] a one-night stand
['position'] to take a stand
['rack, small table'] a music stand
['small structure used for conducting business'] (BE often prefers stall) a fruit
a firm
a last stand
(misc.) to stand by one's guns ('to defend one's viewpoint stubbornly')
['place taken by a witness'] a witness stand (AE; BE has witness box)
['row'] a taxi stand (esp. AE; BE prefers taxi rank)
(d; intr.) to stand over (he always stands over me when I work; 'to watch')
(d; intr.) to stand by (her family stood by her throughout the trial; 'to support')
(d; intr.) ('to be regarded') to stand with (how do you stand with your boss?)
(d; intr.) to stand for (our party used to stand for progress; 'to represent')
a stand on (they took a resolute stand on the issue of tax reform)
(BE) (d; intr.) ('to be a candidate') to stand as (to stand as a Labour candidate)
(d; intr.) ('to hold oneself erect') to stand at (to stand at attention; to stand at ease)
(BE) (d; intr.) to stand for (to stand for Parliament; 'to be a candidate')
(d; intr.) to stand on (to stand on one's rights; to stand on ceremony; 'to insist on')
(d; intr.) to stand for (we will not stand for such conduct; 'to tolerate')

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