Word family noun stand standing adjective standing outstanding upstanding verb stand adverb outstandingly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstandstand1 /stænd/ ●●● S1 W1 verb (past tense and past participle stood /stʊd/) 1 be on feet (also be standing up) [intransitive]STAND to support yourself on your feet or be in an upright position It looks like we’ll have to stand – there are no seats left. She stood in the doorway. Stand still (=do not move) and listen to me. Don’t just stand there (=stand and not do anything) – help me!stand on tiptoe/stand on your toes (=support yourself on your toes) If he stood on tiptoe, he could reach the shelf.stand (somewhere) doing something They just stood there laughing. We stood watching the rain fall.2 rise (also stand up) [intransitive]STAND to rise to an upright position Smiling, she stood and closed the blinds.3 step [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] a) to step a short distancestand back/aside She stood back to let him in.stand clear of something British English (=step away from something in order to be safe) Stand clear of the doors, please. b) British EnglishSTAND to accidentally step on or in somethingstand on/in Don’t stand in that puddle!4 in a particular position [intransitive, transitive usually + adverb/preposition]VERTICAL to be upright in a particular position, or to put something or someone somewhere in an upright position A lamp stood on the table. Near the railway station stood a hotel. Some remains of the original house still stand.stand something on/in etc something Can you stand that pole in the corner for now? I closed the lid and stood the case against the wall.stand somebody (up) on something Stand Molly up on a chair so she can see.5 in a state/condition [linking verb]BESITUATION to be or stay in a particular state or condition The kitchen door stood open so she went in.stand empty/idle (=not being used) scores of derelict houses standing empty I’m not too thrilled with the way things stand (=the state that the situation is in) at the moment. The evidence, as it stands (=as it is now), cannot be conclusive.where/how do things stand? (=used to ask what is happening in a situation) Where do things stand in terms of the budget? I will know within the next month or two how I stand (=what my situation is).stand united/divided (=agree or disagree completely) He urged the whole community to stand united and to reject terrorism.stand prepared/ready to do something (=be prepared to do something whenever it is necessary) We should stand ready to do what is necessary to guarantee the peace. countries that have stood together (=stayed united) in times of crisisstand in awe of somebody (=admire them, be afraid of them, or both) 6 can’t stand7 accept a situation [transitive usually in questions and negatives] to be able to accept or deal well with a difficult situation SYN toleratecan/could stand something I couldn’t stand the thought of leaving Danielle. I’ve had about as much as I can stand of your arguing! I don’t know if I can stand the waiting any longer.can stand somebody doing something How can you stand Marty coming home late all the time? She’s a strong woman who stands no nonsense from anyone.8 be good enough [transitive]GOOD ENOUGH to be good or strong enough to last a long time or to experience a particular situation without being harmed, damaged etc Linen can stand very high temperatures. His poetry will stand the test of time (=stay popular).9 stand to do something10 not move [intransitive]USE STH# to stay in a particular place without movingstandstill The car’s been standing in the garage for weeks. The mixture was left to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. The train was already standing at the platform.11 height [linking verb] formalBE to be a particular height The trophy stands five feet high. John stood six feet tall.12 level/amount [linking verb]BE to be at a particular level or amountstand at His former workforce of 1,300 now stands at 220. Illiteracy rates are still thought to stand above 50 percent. 13 rank/position [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]BE to have a particular rank or position when compared with similar things or people SYN rank The president stands high in the public opinion polls. How do their sales stand in relation to those of similar firms? His book could stand alongside the best.14 election [intransitive]VOTE/ELECT British English to try to become elected to a council, parliament etc SYN run American Englishstand for She announced her intention to stand for parliament.15 decision/offer [intransitive not in progressive]CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENT# if a decision, offer etc stands, it continues to exist, be correct, or be valid Despite protests, the official decision stood. My offer of help still stands.16 if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen17 somebody/something could stand something18 I stand corrected19 where somebody stands20 from where I stand21 know where you stand (with somebody)22 stand to attention23 stand on your head/hands24 stand in line25 stand firm/stand fast26 stand pat27 stand alone28 stand still29 stand a chance/hope (of doing something)30 stand in somebody’s way31 stand on your own (two) feet32 it stands to reason (that)33 stand or fall by/on something34 liquid [intransitive]LIQUID a liquid that stands does not flow or is not made to move standing pools of marsh water35 stand guard (over somebody/something)36 stand bail37 stand trial38 stand accused (of something)39 stand tall40 somebody can do something standing on their head41 be stood on its head42 not stand on ceremony43 stand somebody a drink/meal etc make somebody’s hair stand on end at hair(8), → leave somebody/something standing at leave1(15), → not have a leg to stand on at leg1(7), → stand/serve/hold somebody in good stead at stead(2), → stand your ground at ground1(7)THESAURUSstand to be on your feet in an upright positionThere were no seats, so we had to stand.When we entered, Stephen was standing by his on your feet to be standing, especially for a long timeIf you have young kids, you’re on your feet all day.I’d been on my feet since 7 o'clock and I needed to sit down.The crowd were all on their feet clapping and calling for more.get up to stand after you have been sitting or lying downHe got up and turned off the TV.Mum fell in her flat and was unable to get up.stand up to stand after you have been sitting, or to be in a standing positionI stood up when she came in and shook her hand.It’s generally better to do this exercise standing up.get to your feet written to stand up, especially slowly or when it is difficult for youMy attorney got slowly to his feet, breathing heavily.rise formal to stand after you have been sitting, especially at a formal eventAs the bride entered the cathedral, the congregation rose.Audience members rose to their feet, cheering and clapping. stand against somebody/something stand around stand by stand down stand for something stand in stand out stand out against something stand over somebody stand to stand up stand up for somebody/something stand up to somebody/something→ See Verb table
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standMy offer to take you to dinner still stands.She was so weak that she could barely stand.They crossed the open dusty area of Smithfield to where the hospital of St Bartholomew stood.A great many people sat at the feet of the statues or stood about in groups near by.Few houses were left standing after the tornado.At the end of his speech, we all stood and clapped.I stood and stared at him in amazement.A hundred policemen stood arm-in-arm in front of the cathedral.His former work force of 1,300 now stands at 220.All the players on the Oregon bench are standing, clapping, extending their hands to Red for high fives.Britain stood for political ideals that must prevail if western civilization were not to break down.Maggie stood her bicycle against the wall of the shed.I know your son stands high on the list of suitable candidates.A young girl stood in the doorway, sheltering from the rain.A single tall candle stood in the middle of the table.Just stand it in the corner, so it doesn't fall.A Christmas tree stood near the fireplace.I was standing next to the entrance.I was standing only a few feet away from where lightning struck.Mr Karimov knows that he will stand or fall on his ability to stave off economic collapse.Now I want the blue team to stand over to my right.John stands six feet tall.He stood still, his feet rooted to the ground in fear.Don't just stand there - help me!She stood watching him as he turned to go.Mosquitos usually lay their eggs in standing water.Now, where do we stand with regard to computability in classical theory?Stand stillEven the tide goes somewhere in the end. Stand still.The whole idea is to look slinky. Stand still a minute while I - that's better.I told you yesterday, one plait and at the back, and tight. Stand still, girl!stand back/asideThe bartender left a glass of cloudy, yellowish water in front of him and stood back.He stood back and blew on his frozen hands.Now let us stand back and see the main shape and character of the tree.He stood aside and the great vehicle moved ponderously out of the garage.The pub stood back in silence.They can't stand aside when confronted with evil and injustice. stand somebody (up) on somethingDad would stand me up on an orange crate to sing solos.They need to describe initially what issues they want to stand firm on and what issues they can give way to.For the government, acceptance of central planning did not stand or fall on the issue of nationalisation.She stood him on the kitchen table, where he dripped soapy water on to the plastic tablecloth.But her sudden command made him stand violently on the pedal and they were both jerked forward against their seat-belts.The roll fits perfectly well if you stand it on the roller and lean it against the wall.He stood almost on the same spot as before, and watched the lighted windows of a basement flat across the way.While all of the sauces are tasty, the grilled items are generously seasoned and stand well on their own.The pool players straightened, standing their cues on their thighs like rifles.stood openThe front door of the capacious old mansion stood open.The kitchen door stood open and on impulse she went in.The doors of the Huey stood open, and the rush of air was exhilarating.The inner door stood open and through it she caught sight of Eleanor Shergold sitting in one of the pews.A new tackle box, with its tier of hinged compartments, stood open like a three-dimensional greeting card.They went straight into the master bedroom, where a leather briefcase stood open on the floor.The front door stood open, water pooling in the hallway.stands no nonsenseShe's a fine nurse, but stands no nonsense from anyone. stand the test of timeOur friendship has stood the test of time.Finally, there are two general principles of delegation that have certainly stood the test of time.Unlike the Piano making concern at Woodchester near Stroud, it failed to stand the test of time.We have obscenity standards that have stood the test of time.The performances have not stood the test of time; a successor would be very welcome.And the only answer that has stood the test of time and scrutiny is that there was no designer.Such knowledge has stood the test of time, since it could have been challenged and repudiated in the marketplace of ideas.Unlike so many others, a Swan stands the tests of time well.stands ... highIt weighs 10 tonnes and stands 5 metres high.There he stands, high above the congregation, as though he has removed his last connection with worldly beings.It stands 50 feet high and over 50 yards long.Porvoo Cathedral was built c. 1415 and stands on high ground on the outskirts of the town.The church stands on the highest point in the village.Continental lithosphere stands higher than oceanic lithosphere because continental crust is both of greater thickness and lower density than oceanic crust.Though the youngest of the eight Faculties in the University, the reputation of the school stands high throughout the world.Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.stand atUnemployment stands at 6%. stand forAdd walnuts, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.What does the F in John F. Kennedy stand for?When they were gone, Wade stood for a few minutes at the living room window.Maggie won't stand for any alcohol in her house.The enemy stood for different things and must be defeated.Of the 20 Cabinet ministers and ministers of state in the outgoing government to stand for election only four were returned.The 'F' in 'John F Kennedy' stood for 'Fitzgerald'.Everything Jack stood for Folly truly did despise, and she despised herself for having fallen in love with such a man.'What does "NAC" stand for?' 'National Aerobics Championships'.NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.I don't think we even knew what the O stood for; perhaps he lied about it.These were what scientists call S waves, S standing for secunda, or second.On a US ship, you see 'USS', standing for 'United States Ship'.But what he stood for was good and plain: clean, affordable modem houses.
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ldoce_316_fstandstand2 ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] 1 for supportDHF a piece of furniture or equipment used to hold or support something a music stand a cake stand He adjusted the microphone stand.coat stand/hat stand (=for hanging coats or hats on)2 for sellingBBTSHOP/STORE a table or small structure used for selling or showing things SYN stall British English a hotdog stand an exhibition stand The shop was crowded with display stands and boxes. One week, three magazines hit the stands (=became available to buy) with Peace Corps stories. newsstand3 opinion/attitude [usually singular]OPINION a position or opinion that you state firmly and publiclystand on the Republicans’ conservative stand on social and environmental issues She was accused of not taking a stand on feminism or civil rights.4 oppose/defendFIGHT FOR OR AGAINST something a strong effort to defend yourself or to oppose somethingtake/make/mount a stand (against something) We have to take a stand against racism.5 the stands6 the stand7 cricketDSC the period of time in which two batsmen are playing together in a game of cricket, or the points that they get during this time8 taxis/buses a place where taxis or buses stop and wait for passengers There’s a taxi stand on Glen Road.9 trees a group of trees of one type growing close togetherstand of a stand of eucalyptus trees
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standLast month we were able to borrow a votive candle stand, which stands in the Lady Chapel ice cream standThey have the largest stand at the conference.Once, he threw a baseball in the stands that struck a fan in the chest.The public defender, who must have been desperate, put her client on the umbrella standIn May 1994 1.7 hectares in a 20-hectare commercial apple orchard were planted with stands of Golden Delicious.hit the standsThe new edition of "Time" will hit the stands Tuesday.stand onI'm not sure where I stand on the issue of gun control.For now, the German central bank is standing pat on interest rates.Don't stand on the box or it'll break.take/make/mount a stand (against something)There comes a time in every close game when a team has to rise up and make a stand.But the other Supreme Court judges are making a stand against the government.Neighborhood residents are taking a stand against drug dealers.At every level, the major companies took a stand against the new medium.This was not the moment to make a stand for independence.He might have understood that the Justice Department needed to take a stand.Symphony managements, especially, have to be prepared to take a stand.The time is coming, some say, to make a stand.With his aid we made a stand.
From King Business Dictionarystandstand1 /stænd/ verb (past tense and past participle stood /stʊd/)1[intransitive] to be at a particular level or amountstand atInflation currently stands at 4%.Your bank balance currently stands at £720.92.2[intransitive] to be in, stay in, or get into a particular stateThe law, as it stood, favoured the developers.I don’t see a serious challenge to London as a financial centre as things stand currently.The committee stands divided (=disagrees completely) on this issue.There are currently 65 industrial premises standing empty.3[intransitive] to continue to exist, be correct, or be VALIDThe court of appeal has ruled that the conviction should stand.4stand pat American English informal to refuse to change a decision, plan etcstand pat onHarry’s standing pat on his decision to fire Janice.5where somebody stands someone’s opinion about something, or the official rule about somethingwhere somebody stands onThe voters want to know where the President stands on taxes. 6stand trialLAW to be brought to a court of law to have your case examined and judgedstand trial forThe two men stood trial for allegedly attempting to receive stolen property.7stand bailLAW to pay money as a promise that someone will return to court to be judged8stand accusedLAW to be the person in a court of law who is being judged for a crimestand accused ofHe now stands accused by the city council of serious mismanagement of the museum’s financial affairs.9stand to gain/lose/win etc to be likely to do or have somethingWe stand to make a lot of money from the merger.10[intransitive] to try to become elected to a parliament, board of directors etcstand forHe will not be standing for election as vice president this year.Who’s standing for the Democrats in the 44th district?11stand or fall by/on to depend on something for successA product will stand or fall by its quality. stand down stand in→ See Verb tablestandstand2 noun1[countable]MARKETING a small structure for selling or showing thingsCome by our stand at the exhibition and see the new products. exhibition stand2[countable usually singular] a position or opinion that you state firmly and publiclyHe did not take a stand on the proposed regulations.Origin stand1 Old English standan