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v. stood (sto͝od), stand·ing, stands
a. To rise to an upright position on the feet.
b. To assume or maintain an upright position as specified: stand straight; stand to one side.
a. To maintain an upright position on the feet.
b. To maintain an upright or vertical position on a base or support: The urn stands on a pedestal.
c. To be placed or situated: The building stands at the corner.
a. To remain stable, upright, or intact: The old school still stands.
b. To remain valid, effective, or unaltered: The agreement stands.
4. To be or show a specified figure or amount: The balance stands at $500.
5. To measure a specified height when in an upright position: stands six feet tall.
6. To take up or maintain a specified position, altitude, or course: He stands on his earlier offer. We will stand firm.
7. To be in a position of possible gain or loss: She stands to make a fortune.
a. To be in a specified state or condition: I stand corrected. We stand in awe of the view.
b. To exist in a particular form: Send the message as it now stands.
9. To be at a specified level on a scale or in an amount: stands third in her class; stands high in reputation.
a. To come to a stop; remain motionless.
b. To remain stationary or inactive: The car stood in the garage all winter.
11. To remain without flowing or being disturbed; be or become stagnant.
12. Nautical To take or hold a particular course or direction: a ship standing to windward.
13. To be available as a sire. Used of horses.
14. Chiefly British To be a candidate for public office.
1. To cause to stand; place upright.
2. To engage in or encounter: stand battle.
a. To resist successfully; withstand: stand the test of time; will not stand close examination.
b. To put up with patiently or resolutely; bear: can't stand the heat. See Synonyms at endure.
4. To submit to or undergo: stand trial.
5. To tolerate and benefit from: I could stand a good night's sleep.
6. To perform the duty of: stand guard.
7. Informal To treat (someone) or pay the cost of (food or drink): She stood him to a drink. We'll stand dinner.
1. The act of standing.
2. A ceasing of work or activity; a standstill or halt.
3. A stop on a performance tour.
4. The place or station where a person stands.
5. A booth, stall, or counter for the display of goods for sale.
6. A parking space reserved for taxis.
7. A desperate or decisive effort at defense or resistance, as in a battle: made their stand at the river.
8. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold: must take a stand on environmental issues.
9. stands Rows of wooden or metal benches placed one above another for people watching a sports event or a performance.
10. Law A witness stand.
11. A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles: a music stand; a bedside stand.
12. A group or growth of tall plants or trees: a stand of pine.
Phrasal Verbs:
stand by
1. To be ready or available to act.
2. To wait for something, such as a broadcast, to resume.
3. To remain uninvolved; refrain from acting: stood by and let him get away.
4. To remain loyal to; aid or support: stands by her friends.
5. To keep or maintain: stood by her decision.
stand down
1. Law To leave a witness stand.
2. To withdraw, as from a political contest.
3. To end a state of readiness or alert.
4. To go off duty.
stand for
1. To represent; symbolize.
2. To advocate or support: stands for freedom of the press.
3. To put up with; tolerate: We will not stand for impertinent behavior.
stand in
To act as a stand-in.
stand off
1. To stay at a distance; remain apart or aloof.
2. To put off; evade.
3. Nautical To maintain a course away from shore.
stand on
1. To be based on; depend on: The success of the project stands on management's support of it.
2. To insist on observance of: stand on ceremony; stand on one's rights.
stand out
1. To protrude; project.
2. To be conspicuous, distinctive, or prominent.
3. To refuse compliance or maintain opposition; hold out: stand out against a verdict.
4. Nautical To maintain a course away from shore.
stand over
1. To watch or supervise closely.
2. To hold over; postpone.
stand to
To take up positions for action.
stand up
1. To remain valid, sound, or durable: His claim will not stand up in court. Our old car has stood up well over time.
2. Informal To fail to keep a date with.
stand a chance
To have a chance, as of gaining or accomplishing something.
stand (one's) ground
1. To maintain one's position against an attack.
2. To refuse to compromise; be unyielding.
stand on (one's) head
Sports To make numerous sprawling or dramatic saves. Used of a goalie.
stand on (one's) own/two feet
To be independent and responsible for oneself.
stand pat
1. To oppose or resist change.
2. Games To play one's poker hand without drawing more cards.
stand to reason
To be consistent with reason: It stands to reason that if we leave late, we will arrive late.
stand up for
1. To side with; defend.
2. To stand up with.
stand up to
To confront fearlessly; face up to.
stand up with
To act as best man or maid of honor for (the groom or bride) at a wedding.

[Middle English standen, from Old English standan; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stand′er n.
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vb (mainly intr) , stands, standing or stood
1. (also tr) to be or cause to be in an erect or upright position
2. to rise to, assume, or maintain an upright position
3. (copula) to have a specified height when standing: to stand six feet.
4. to be situated or located: the house stands in the square.
5. to be or exist in a specified state or condition: to stand in awe of someone.
6. to adopt or remain in a resolute position or attitude
7. (may take an infinitive) to be in a specified position: I stand to lose money in this venture; he stands high in the president's favour.
8. to remain in force or continue in effect: whatever the difficulties, my orders stand.
9. to come to a stop or halt, esp temporarily
10. (of water, etc) to collect and remain without flowing
11. (often foll by at) (of a score, account, etc) to indicate the specified position of the parties involved: the score stands at 20 to 1.
12. (also tr; when intr, foll by for) to tolerate or bear: I won't stand for your nonsense any longer; I can't stand spiders.
13. (tr) to resist; survive: to stand the test of time.
14. (tr) to submit to: to stand trial.
15. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often foll by for) chiefly Brit to be or become a candidate: will he stand for Parliament?.
16. (Navigation) to navigate in a specified direction: we were standing for Madeira when the storm broke.
17. (Hunting) (of a gun dog) to point at game
18. (Military) to halt, esp to give action, repel attack, or disrupt an enemy advance when retreating
19. (Breeds) (of a male domestic animal, esp a stallion) to be available as a stud
20. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (also tr) printing to keep (type that has been set) or (of such type) to be kept, for possible use in future printings
21. (tr) informal to bear the cost of; pay for: to stand someone a drink.
22. stand a chance to have a hope or likelihood of winning, succeeding, etc
23. stand fast to maintain one's position firmly
24. stand one's ground to maintain a stance or position in the face of opposition
25. stand still
a. to remain motionless
b. (foll by for) US to tolerate: I won't stand still for your threats.
26. stand to someone informal Irish to be useful to someone: your knowledge of English will stand to you.
27. the act or an instance of standing
28. an opinion, esp a resolutely held one: he took a stand on capital punishment.
29. a halt or standstill
30. a place where a person or thing stands
31. (Agriculture)
a. a position on the floor of a shearing shed allocated to one shearer
b. the shearing equipment belonging to such a position
32. (Building) a structure, usually of wood, on which people can sit or stand
33. (Furniture) a frame or rack on which such articles as coats and hats may be hung
34. (Furniture) a small table or piece of furniture where articles may be placed or stored: a music stand.
35. (Furniture) a supporting framework, esp for a tool or instrument
36. (Commerce) a stall, booth, or counter from which goods may be sold
37. (Commerce) an exhibition area in a trade fair
38. a halt to give action, etc, esp one taken during a retreat and having some duration or some success
39. (Cricket) cricket an extended period at the wicket by two batsmen
40. (Botany) a growth of plants in a particular area, esp trees in a forest or a crop in a field
41. (Theatre) a stop made by a touring theatrical company, pop group, etc, to give a performance (esp in the phrase one-night stand)
42. (Building) South African a plot or site earmarked for the erection of a building
43. (Shooting) (of a gun dog) the act of pointing at game
44. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a complete set, esp of arms or armour for one man
45. (Military) military the flags of a regiment
[Old English standan; related to Old Norse standa, Old High German stantan, Latin stāre to stand; see stead]
ˈstander n
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v. stood, stand•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to be in an upright position on the feet.
2. to rise to one's feet (often fol. by up).
3. to have a specified height when in this position: He stands six feet.
4. to remain motionless on the feet.
5. to take a position as indicated: to stand aside.
6. to adhere to a certain policy or attitude: We stand for free trade.
7. (of things) to rest in an upright or vertical position.
8. to be located or situated: The building stands upon the hill.
9. (of an account, score, etc.) to remain as indicated: The score stands 18 to 14.
10. to continue in force; remain valid: My offer still stands.
11. to be or remain in a specified state or condition: I stand corrected. You stand in danger of losing your license.
12. Chiefly Brit. to be a candidate, as for public office: to stand for Parliament.
13. to take or hold a particular course at sea.
14. (of a male domestic animal) to be available as a sire, usu. for a fee.
15. to cause to stand; set upright.
16. to undergo or submit to: to stand trial.
17. to endure or withstand: My eyes can't stand the glare.
18. to treat (a person) to something.
19. to perform one's job or duty as: to stand watch aboard ship.
20. stand by,
a. to uphold; support.
b. to adhere to; remain firm regarding.
c. to wait, esp. in anticipation.
d. to be ready to board transport as an alternate passenger.
21. stand down,
a. Law. to leave the witness stand.
b. to step aside; withdraw, as from a competition.
22. stand for,
a. to represent; symbolize: P.S. stands for “postscript.”
b. to advocate; favor.
c. to tolerate; allow.
23. stand off,
a. to keep or stay at a distance.
b. to put off; evade.
24. stand on, to be based on; depend on; rest on.
25. stand out,
a. to project; protrude.
b. to be conspicuous or prominent.
26. stand over,
a. to supervise constantly.
b. to postpone or be postponed.
27. stand up,
a. to be or remain convincing: The evidence won't stand up in court.
b. to be durable or serviceable: Wool stands up better than silk.
c. to fail to keep an appointment with.
28. stand up for,
a. to defend; support.
b. to serve (a bridegroom) as best man or (a bride) as maid or matron of honor.
29. stand up to, to encounter fearlessly; confront.
30. the act of standing.
31. a halt or stop.
32. a final defensive effort: Custer's last stand.
33. a determined policy, position, attitude, etc., taken or maintained: We must take a stand on political issues.
35. a raised platform, as for a speaker, a band, or the like.
36. stands, a raised section of seats for spectators; grandstand.
37. a framework on or in which articles are placed for support, exhibition, etc.: a wig stand.
38. a piece of furniture of various forms, on or in which to put articles (often used in combination): an umbrella stand; a washstand.
39. a small, light table.
40. a stall, booth, or the like, where articles are displayed for sale: a fruit stand.
42. a site or location for business.
43. a place or station occupied by vehicles available for hire: a taxi stand.
44. a standing growth of trees.
45. a stop on the tour of a theatrical company, rock group, etc., esp. for a single performance.
1. stand firm, to remain steadfast.
2. stand to reason, to be obvious, logical, or reasonable.
[before 900; Middle English (v.), Old English standan, c. Old Norse standa, Gothic standan, Old High German stantan, akin to Latin stāre to stand, sistere, Greek histánai to make stand, Skt sthā to stand]
syn: See bear1.
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 a suit or set, as of soldiers, clothes; a suit of armour; a hive of bees; a stud of horses; an assemblage of game birds.
Examples: stand of armour (a suit); of bees; of bells, 1534; of birds, 1881; of sugar cane, 1887; of clothes; of planted cotton, 1904; of flamingoes; of horses, 1711; of chain mail, 1896; of needles (set of four); of pikes, 1598; of gold plover, 1882; of plovers; of timber, 1767; of trees; of wheat, 1868.
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Stand is usually a verb. Its past tense and -ed participle is stood.

1. saying where someone is

When you are standing somewhere, your body is upright, your legs are straight, and your weight is supported by your feet. In standard English you don't say that someone 'is stood' somewhere.

Why is he standing in the middle of the road?
She was standing at the bus stop.
2. saying where someone goes

Stand is also used to say that someone moves to a different place and remains standing there.

They stood to one side so that she could pass.
Come and stand next to me.
3. 'stand up'

Stand is sometimes used to say that someone raises their body to a standing position when they have been sitting.

Everyone stood and applauded.

However, you normally say that someone stands up.

The children are supposed to stand up when the teacher comes into the room.
I put down my glass and stood up.


put up withstandbear
1. 'suffer'

You can say that someone suffers pain or an unpleasant experience.

He suffered a lot of discomfort.
Young suffered imprisonment and intimidation.
2. 'put up with'

You do not use 'suffer' to say that someone tolerates an unpleasant person. You say that they put up with the person.

The local people have to put up with gaping tourists.
3. 'stand' and 'bear'

If you do not like someone at all, you do not say that you 'can't suffer' them. You say that you can't stand them or can't bear them.

She said she couldn't stand him.
I can't bear kids.
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Past participle: stood
Gerund: standing

I stand
you stand
he/she/it stands
we stand
you stand
they stand
I stood
you stood
he/she/it stood
we stood
you stood
they stood
Present Continuous
I am standing
you are standing
he/she/it is standing
we are standing
you are standing
they are standing
Present Perfect
I have stood
you have stood
he/she/it has stood
we have stood
you have stood
they have stood
Past Continuous
I was standing
you were standing
he/she/it was standing
we were standing
you were standing
they were standing
Past Perfect
I had stood
you had stood
he/she/it had stood
we had stood
you had stood
they had stood
I will stand
you will stand
he/she/it will stand
we will stand
you will stand
they will stand
Future Perfect
I will have stood
you will have stood
he/she/it will have stood
we will have stood
you will have stood
they will have stood
Future Continuous
I will be standing
you will be standing
he/she/it will be standing
we will be standing
you will be standing
they will be standing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been standing
you have been standing
he/she/it has been standing
we have been standing
you have been standing
they have been standing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been standing
you will have been standing
he/she/it will have been standing
we will have been standing
you will have been standing
they will have been standing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been standing
you had been standing
he/she/it had been standing
we had been standing
you had been standing
they had been standing
I would stand
you would stand
he/she/it would stand
we would stand
you would stand
they would stand
Past Conditional
I would have stood
you would have stood
he/she/it would have stood
we would have stood
you would have stood
they would have stood
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stand - a support or foundationstand - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
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
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
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.stand - the position where a thing or person stands
cabstand, taxi rank, taxistand - a place where taxis park while awaiting customers; "in England the place where taxis wait to be hired is called a `taxi rank'"
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
3.stand - a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
4.stand - a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
lectern, reading desk - desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
5.stand - a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
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 rack, music stand - a light stand for holding sheets of printed music
spice rack - a rack for displaying containers filled with spices
spit - a skewer for holding meat over a fire
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
tripod - a three-legged rack used for support
6.stand - an interruption of normal activity
stop, halt - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
7.stand - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
stance, posture, position - a rationalized mental attitude
cityscape - a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area; "the dominant character of the cityscape is it poverty"
landscape - an extensive mental viewpoint; "the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration"; "we changed the landscape for solving the problem of payroll inequity"
slant, angle - a biased way of looking at or presenting something
complexion - a point of view or general attitude or inclination; "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion"
8.stand - a booth where articles are displayed for sale
booth - a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment
coffee stall - a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)
newsstand - a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
9.stand - a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
layover, stopover, stop - a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
10.stand - tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
ballpark, park - a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark"
bleachers - an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached
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
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
tiered seat - seating that is arranged in sloping tiers so that spectators in the back can see over the heads of those in front
11.stand - a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open airstand - a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
12.stand - a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
standoff, repulsion - the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
Verb1.stand - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
rest - not move; be in a resting position
ramp - stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing
stand back - stand away from an object or person; "He stood back to look at her"
place upright, stand up, stand - put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
queue, queue up, line up - form a queue, form a line, stand in line; "Customers lined up in front of the store"
get up, stand up, rise, arise, uprise - rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded"
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
sit, sit down - be seated
2.stand - be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
stand firm, withstand, hold out, resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
stick by, stand by, adhere, stick - be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
excel, surpass, stand out - distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"
jump out, leap out, stand out, stick out, jump - be highly noticeable
represent, stand for, correspond - take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to; "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"
stand by - not act or do anything; "He just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators"
3.stand - occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
4.stand - hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
fend, resist, stand - withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
stand firm, withstand, hold out, resist - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
relent, soften, yield - give in, as to influence or pressure
5.stand - put up with something or somebody unpleasantstand - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
hold still for, stand for - tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
bear up - endure cheerfully; "She bore up under the enormous strain"
take lying down - suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively; "I won't take this insult lying down"
take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
6.stand - have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
array, align - align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
7.stand - remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
remain, stay, rest - stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
8.stand - be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
continue - exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
wash - admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
9.stand - be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
measure - have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
10.stand - put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
11.stand - withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
fight down, oppose, fight, fight back, defend - fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
remain firm, stand - hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
12.stand - be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
service, serve - mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
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1. be upright, be erect, be vertical, be on your feet She was standing beside my bed staring down at me.
2. get to your feet, rise, stand up, straighten up, pick yourself up, find your feet Becker stood and shook hands with Ben.
3. be located, be, sit, be found, perch, nestle, be positioned, be sited, be perched, be situated or located The house stands alone on top of a small hill.
4. be valid, apply, be in force, hold good, continue, stay, exist, prevail, remain valid, remain effective, remain in operation The supreme court says the convictions still stand.
5. put, place, position, set, mount, lean, prop Stand the plant in the open in a sunny, sheltered place.
6. sit, rest, mellow, maturate The salad improves if made in the open and left to stand.
7. resist, endure, withstand, wear (Brit. slang), weather, undergo, defy, tolerate, stand up to, hold out against, stand firm against Ancient wisdom has stood the test of time.
8. tolerate, bear, abide, suffer, stomach, endure, brook, hack (slang), submit to, thole (dialect) He hates vegetables and can't stand curry.
9. take, bear, handle, cope with, experience, sustain, endure, undergo, put up with (informal), withstand, countenance I can't stand any more. I'm going to run away.
1. position, attitude, stance, opinion, determination, standpoint, firm stand His tough stand won some grudging admiration.
2. stall, booth, kiosk, table She bought a hot dog from a stand on a street corner.
3. grandstand The people in the stands are cheering with all their might.
4. support, base, platform, place, stage, frame, rack, bracket, tripod, dais, trivet The teapot came with a stand to catch the drips.
5. rank, station, bay, place, park Luckily there was a taxi stand near-by.
stand aside not participate, stand by, sit tight, sit on the fence, watch, look on, turn a blind eye, bide your time, let well alone Ireland stood aside and refused to get involved in this conflict.
stand by
1. be prepared, wait, stand ready, prepare yourself, wait in the wings Stand by for details.
2. look on, watch, not lift a finger, wait, turn a blind eye, procrastinate, not stir, let things take their course, let well alone The police just stood by and watched as the missiles rained down on us.
stand by someone support, back, champion, defend, take (someone's) part, uphold, befriend, be loyal to, stick up for (informal) I wouldn't break the law for a friend, but I would stand by her if she did.
stand by something support, maintain, defend, champion, justify, sustain, endorse, assert, uphold, vindicate, stand up for, espouse, speak up for, stick up for (informal) The decision has been made and I have got to stand by it.
stand down resign, leave, quit, abdicate, give in your notice, call it a day or night Profits plunged and he stood down as chairman last January.
stand for something
1. represent, mean, signify, denote, indicate, exemplify, symbolize, betoken What does EEC stand for?
1. (Informal) tolerate, suffer, bear, endure, put up with, wear (Brit. informal), brook, lie down under (informal) It's outrageous, and we won't stand for it any more.
stand in for someone be a substitute for, represent, cover for, take the place of, replace, understudy, hold the fort for, do duty for, deputize for I had to stand in for her on Tuesday when she didn't show up.
stand out
1. be conspicuous, be striking, be prominent, be obvious, be highlighted, attract attention, catch the eye, be distinct, stick out like a sore thumb (informal), stare you in the face (informal), be thrown into relief, bulk large, stick out a mile (informal), leap to the eye Every tree, wall and fence stood out against dazzling white fields.
2. be better, eclipse, overshadow, be superior, steal the show, outshine He played the violin, and he stood out from all the other musicians.
3. project, protrude, bristle Her hair stood out in spikes.
stand someone up let down, leave stranded, leave in the lurch We were to have dinner yesterday evening, but he stood me up.
stand up be plausible, be convincing, hold up, hold water, carry weight, wash (informal), bear scrutiny He made wild accusations that did not stand up in court.
stand up for something or someone support, champion, defend, uphold, side with, stick up for (informal), come to the defence of They stood up for what they believed to be right.
stand up to something or someone
1. withstand, take, bear, weather, cope with, resist, endure, tolerate, hold out against, stand firm against Is this building going to stand up to the strongest gales?
2. resist, oppose, confront, tackle, brave, defy Women are now aware of their rights and are prepared to stand up to their employers.
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1. To adopt a standing posture.Also used with up:
2. To restore to or place in an upright or proper position.Also used with up:
3. To put up with.Also used with for:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
4. Informal. To pay for the food, drink, or entertainment of (another):
Informal: set up.
Slang: blow.
Idiom: stand treat.
phrasal verb
stand behind
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
phrasal verb
stand by
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
phrasal verb
stand for
1. To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
2. To serve as an official delegate of:
phrasal verb
stand in
To act as a substitute:
Informal: pinch-hit, sub.
phrasal verb
stand out
1. To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
2. To be obtrusively conspicuous:
Idioms: stare someone in the face, stick out like a sore thumb.
phrasal verb
stand up
1. To prove valid under scrutiny:
Informal: wash.
2. To withstand stress or difficulty:
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حامِل، مِشْجَبكُشْك الشّاهِد في المَحْكَمَهكُشْك بَضائِع أو صُحُفمُدَرَّج المُتَفَرِّجينمِنْبَر
állállítállít vhovafekszikfeláll
áhorfendapallurbjóîa sig framborga fyrir, bjóîa upp áeiga lögsókn yfir höfîi sér, òolahalda gildi, standast
atsarginis dalykasatsilaikyti priešbūti kandidatubūti renkamambūti trumpiniu
as matters standatrastiesbalotētiesbūtbūt novietotam
tribünuğramakaday olmakayakayakta durmak
chỗ đứngđứng


[stænd] (stood (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= position) → posición f, puesto m
to take up a stand near the doorcolocarse cerca de la puerta
2. (fig) (= stance) → actitud f, postura f
to take a stand on an issueadoptar una actitud hacia una cuestión
to take a firm standadoptar una actitud firme
3. (Mil) the stand of the Australians at Tobrukla resistencia de los australianos en Tobruk
Custer's last standla última batalla del General Custer
to make a standhacer parada, plantarse
to make or take a stand against sthoponer resistencia a algo
see also one-night stand
4. (for taxis) → parada f (de taxis)
5. (= lamp stand) → pie m; (= music stand) → atril m; (= hallstand) → perchero m
6. (= newspaper stand) → quiosco m, puesto m (esp LAm); (= market stall) → puesto m; (in shop) → estante m, puesto m; (at exhibition) → caseta f, stand m; (= bandstand) → quiosco m
7. (Sport) (= grandstand) → tribuna f
8. (Jur) → estrado m
to take the stand (esp US) (= go into witness box) → subir a la tribuna de los testigos; (= give evidence) → prestar declaración
9. [of trees] → hilera f, grupo m
10. (= erection) → empalme m
1. (= place) → poner, colocar
to stand sth against the wallapoyar algo en la pared
to stand a vase on a tableponer un florero sobre una mesa
2. (= withstand) → resistir
it won't stand serious examinationno resistirá un examen detallado
it won't stand the coldno resiste el or al frío
his heart couldn't stand the shocksu corazón no resistió el or al choque
to stand one's groundmantenerse firme, plantarse
if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchensi no puedes lidiar el toro, quítate de en medio
3. (= tolerate) → aguantar
I can stand anything but thatlo aguanto todo menos eso
I can't stand it any longer!¡no aguanto más!
I can't stand Debussyno aguanto a Debussy
I can't stand (the sight of) himno lo aguanto, no lo puedo tragar
I can't stand waiting for peopleno aguanto or soporto que me hagan esperar
see also chance A3
4. (= pay for) to stand sb a drink/mealinvitar a algn a una copa/a comer
he stood me lunchme pagó la comida
the company will have to stand the lossla compañía tendrá que encargarse de las pérdidas
1. (= be upright) → estar de pie or derecho, estar parado (LAm)
he could hardly standhasta tenía problemas para ponerse de pie
the house is still standingla casa sigue en pie
we must stand together (fig) → debemos unirnos or ser solidarios
to stand on one's own two feetvalerse por sí mismo, defenderse solo (LAm)
to stand tallpisar fuerte
see also ease A4
2. (= get up) → levantarse, pararse (LAm)
all stand!¡levántense!
3. (= stay, stand still) they were standing at the barestaban juntos al bar
to stand in the doorwayestar en la puerta
don't just stand there, do something!¡no te quedes ahí parado, haz algo!
they stood patiently in the rainse quedaron esperando pacientemente bajo la lluvia
to stand talkingseguir hablando, quedarse a hablar
we stood chatting for half an hourcharlamos durante media hora, pasamos media hora charlando
stand and deliver!¡la bolsa o la vida!
he left the others standingdejó a todos atrás or (LAm) parados
4. (= tread) to stand on sthpisar algo
you're standing on my footme estás pisando
he stood on the beetlepisó el escarabajo
he stood on the brakes (Aut) → pisó el freno a fondo
5. (= measure) → medir
he stands a good six feetmide seis pies largos
the tower stands 50m highla torre tiene 50m de alta
the mountain stands 3,000m highla montaña tiene una altura de 3.000m
6. (= have reached) the thermometer stands at 40°el termómetro marca 40 grados
the record stands at ten minutesel record está en diez minutos, el tiempo récord sigue siendo de diez minutos
sales are currently standing at two millionlas ventas ya han alcanzado los dos millones
sales stand at five per cent more than last yearlas ventas han aumentado en un cinco por cien en relación con el año pasado
7. (= be situated) → encontrarse, ubicarse (LAm)
it stands beside the town hallestá junto al ayuntamiento
8. (= be mounted, based) → apoyarse
9. (= remain valid) [offer, argument, decision] → seguir en pie or vigente
my objection still standsmis reservas siguen en pie
the contract standsel contrato sigue en vigor
the theory stands or falls on thisde allí depende la teoría entera
it has stood for 200 yearsha durado 200 años ya, lleva ya 200 años de vida
10. (fig) (= be placed) → estar, encontrarse
as things stand; as it standstal como están las cosas
I'd like to know where I standquisiera saber a qué atenerme
how do we stand?¿cómo estamos?
where do you stand with him?¿cuáles son tus relaciones con él?
nothing stands between usnada nos separa
nothing stands between you and successno tienes ningún obstáculo en el camino al éxito
11. (= be in a position) to stand to do stharriesgar hacer algo
he stands to gain a great dealtiene la posibilidad de ganar mucho
what do we stand to gain by it?¿qué posibilidades hay para nosotros de ganar algo?, ¿qué ventaja nos daría esto?
we stand to lose a lotpara nosotros supondría una pérdida importante, estamos en peligro de perder bastante
12. (= be) she stands in need of a friendlo que necesita es un amigo
to stand accused of murderestar acusado de asesinato
he stands alone in this matterno tiene ningún apoyo en este caso
to stand (as) security for sb (Fin) → salir fiador de algn (fig) → salir por algn
it stands to reason thates evidente que ..., no cabe duda de que ...
see also clear B3
see also correct B1
13. (= remain undisturbed) → estar
to allow a liquid to standdejar estar un líquido
let it stand for three daysdéjelo reposar durante tres días
don't let the tea standno dejes que se pase el té
to let sth stand in the sunponer algo al sol, dejar algo al sol
the car has been standing in the sunel coche ha estado expuesto al sol
14. (Brit) (Pol) → presentarse (como candidato)
to stand against sb in an electionpresentarse como oponente a algn en unas elecciones
to stand as a candidatepresentarse como candidato
to stand for Parliamentpresentarse como candidato a diputado
to stand for presidentpresentarse como candidato a la presidencia
he stood for Castrofortefue uno de los candidatos en Castroforte
he stood for Labourfue candidato laborista
15. (Fin) there is £50 standing to your creditusted tiene 50 libras en el haber
stand about stand around VI + ADVestar, esperar, seguir en un sitio sin propósito fijo
they just stand about all daypasan todo el día por ahí sin hacer nada
they kept us standing about for agesnos hicieron esperar mucho tiempo
stand aside VI + ADVapartarse, mantenerse al margen
stand aside, please!¡apártense, por favor!
we cannot stand aside and do nothingno podemos quedarnos sin hacer nada
he stood aside when he could have helpedse mantuvo al margen en vez de ayudar
to stand aside from sth (fig) → mantenerse al margen de algo
stand back VI + ADV
1. [person] → retirarse (fig) → tomar una posición más objetiva
stand back, please!¡más atrás, por favor!
2. [building] (= be placed further back) → estar apartado (from de)
stand by
1. (= do nothing) → mantenerse aparte
2. (= be ready) → estar preparado or listo
stand by for further newsseguirán más noticias
stand by for take-off!¡listos para despegar!
the Navy is standing by to helpunidades de la Flota están listas para prestar ayuda
B. VI + PREP [+ person] → apoyar or respaldar a; [+ promise] → cumplir con
we stand by what we saidnos atenemos a lo dicho
the Minister stood by his decisionel Ministro mantuvo su decisión
stand down VI + ADV
1. (= resign) [official, chairman] → dimitir; (= withdraw) [candidate] → retirarse
the candidate is standing down in favour of a younger personel candidato se retira a favor de una persona más joven
2. (Jur) [witness] → retirarse
you may stand downusted puede retirarse
3. (Mil) the troops have stood downha terminado el estado de alerta (militar)
stand for VI + PREP
1. (= represent) [abbreviation] → significar
MP stands for Member of ParliamentMP significa Miembro del Parlamento
A stands for appleM es de manzana
here a dash stands for a wordaquí una raya representa una palabra
2. (= support) [+ principle, honesty] → representar
3. (= permit) → permitir; (= tolerate) → admitir
I won't stand for thateso no lo admito
I'll not stand for your whims any longerno aguanto tus caprichos un momento más
see stand C14
stand in VI + ADVsustituir
to stand in for sbsustituir a algn
stand off
A. VT + ADV (Brit) [+ workers] → despedir (temporalmente, por falta de trabajo), suspender
B. VI + ADVapartarse, guardar las distancias (Naut) → apartarse
stand out VI + ADV
1. (= project) [ledge, buttress, vein] → sobresalir, salir
2. (= be conspicuous, clear) → destacar (against contra) to stand out in reliefresaltar
it stands out a milese ve a la legua
3. (= be outstanding) → destacarse
4. (= be firm, hold out) → mantenerse firme, aferrarse
to stand out against sthoponerse a algo
to stand out for sthinsistir en algo
stand over
A. VI + PREP he stood over me while I did itme vigiló mientras lo hacía
B. VI + ADV [items for discussion] → quedar en suspenso
to let an item stand overdejar un asunto para la próxima vez
stand to VI + ADV (Mil) → estar alerta, estar sobre las armas
stand up
1. (= rise) → levantarse, ponerse de pie; (= be standing) → estar de pie
she had nothing but the clothes she was standing up inno tenía más que lo que llevaba puesto
we must stand up and be countedtenemos que declararnos abiertamente
2. [argument etc] → ser sólido, ser lógico, convencer
the case did not stand up in courtla acusación no se mantuvo en el tribunal
3. to stand up for sb (fig) → respaldar a algn
to stand up for sthdefender algo
to stand up for o.sdefenderse solo
4. to stand up to sbhacer frente a algn
it stands up to hard weares muy resistente
to stand up to a testsalir bien de una prueba
it won't stand up to close examinationno resistirá un examen minucioso
1. (= place upright) → colocar de pie
a soup so thick that you could stand a spoon up in ituna sopa tan espesa que una cuchara se quedaría de pie en él
2. [+ girlfriend, boyfriend] → dejar plantado, dar plantón a
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(= position) → position f
to make a stand → résister
to make a stand against sth → s'opposer à qch
to take a stand on sth → prendre position sur qch
(MILITARY)résistance f
(SPORT) (for spectators)tribune f
(= stall) (in market, street)stand m; (at exhibition, trade fair)stand m
(to put sth on, for plant, statue)support m; (for lamp)pied m; (for hats, coats)portemanteau m (sur pied)
(also music stand) → pupitre m
(= witness box) → barre f
to take the stand → venir à la barre
(also taxi stand) → station f de taxis
vb [stood] (pt, pp)
(= be upright) [person] → être debout (= be) → être
He was standing by the door → Il était à la porte.
Stand still!
BUT Ne bougez plus!.
(= rise) → se lever
The judge asked us all to stand → Le juge nous demanda à tous de nous lever.
(= be placed) → se trouver
The house stands alone on the hill → La maison se trouve isolée sur la colline., La maison se dresse isolée sur la colline.
The lamp stood in the middle of the room → La lampe se trouvait au milieu de la pièce.
(= be valid) [offer, decision] → rester valable; [law] → s'appliquer toujours
Our original offer stands → Notre première offre est encore valable., Notre première offre reste valable.
(= remain undisturbed) [food, mixture] → reposer
to leave sth to stand → laisser reposer qch
The salad improves if made in advance and left to stand → Cette salade est meilleure si vous la préparez à l'avance et la laissez reposer.
(= have opinion)
He still hasn't said where he stands → Il n'a toujours pas dit quelle est sa position là-dessus.
(British) (= be candidate) → se présenter
to stand for parliament → se présenter aux élections (comme candidat à la députation)
(= be) to stand at [value, level, score] → être de, atteindre
Unemployment in some areas now stands at 38% → Le chômage dans certaines régions atteint désormais les 38%.
as things stand → dans l'état actuel des choses
to know where one stands
No one knows where they stand with him → Personne ne sait à quoi s'en tenir avec lui.
to stand in the way of sth → être un obstacle à qch
to stand in sb's way (fig)se mettre en travers du chemin de qn
(= be likely) to stand to gain sth → avoir des chances de gagner qch
to stand to lose sth → risquer de perdre qch
He stands to make a lot of money → Il a des chances de gagner beaucoup d'argent., Il peut gagner beaucoup d'argent.
(= place) (gen)mettre, poser; [+ child, animal] → mettre
He stood the bottle on the bench beside him → Il posa la bouteille sur le banc à côté de lui.
(= tolerate) → supporter
I can't stand all this noise → Je ne supporte pas tout ce bruit.
I can't stand him
BUT Je ne peux pas le voir.
(= withstand) [+ test, wear and tear, strain, comparison] → résister à
Ancient wisdom has stood the test of time → La sagesse ancestrale a résisté à l'épreuve du temps.
(= pay for) to stand sb a drink → offrir à boire à qn
to stand sb a meal → offrir un repas à qn
(= have) to stand a chance → avoir une chance
We don't stand a chance → Nous n'avons aucune chance.
to stand guard → monter la garde
to stand watch → monter la garde
to stand trial → passer en jugement
stand aside
stand by
(= be ready) → se tenir prêt(e)
(= do nothing) → rester là sans rien faire
vt fus
(= stick to) [+ opinion] → s'en tenir à; [+ promise] → tenir
(= continue to support) → ne pas abandonner
stand down
vi (= withdraw) → se retirer
stand for
vt fus
(= be abbreviation of) → être l'abréviation de
"BT" stands for "British Telecom" → "BT" est l'abréviation de "British Telecom".
What does CSE stand for?
BUT Que veut dire CSE?.
(= represent) → représenter
(= tolerate) → supporter, tolérer
I won't stand for it! → Je ne supporterai pas ça!
stand in for
vt fusremplacer
stand out
(= be noticeable) → ressortir, se détacher
She really stands out in that orange coat
BUT Tout le monde la remarque avec ce manteau orange.
(= be better than others) → se distinguer
All the contestants were good, but none of them stood out → Tous les concurrents étaient bons, mais aucun ne s'est distingué.
stand up
(= be upright) → être debout
We waited standing up for an hour → Nous avons attendu debout pendant une heure.
(= rise) → se lever, se mettre debout
I put down my glass and stood up → J'ai posé mon verre et me suis levé., J'ai posé mon verre et me suis mis debout.
(= be valid) [claim, accusations, evidence] → être valable
vt sep (= fail to meet) → poser un lapin à
stand up for
vt fusdéfendre
Stand up for your rights! → Défendez vos droits!
stand up to
vt fus
(= resist) [+ person] → tenir tête à
(= withstand) [+ test, wear and tear] → résister àstand-alone [ˈstændələʊn] adj [system] → autonome
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vb: pret, ptp <stood>
(= position)Platz m, → Standort m; (fig)Standpunkt m, → Einstellung f(on zu); my stand is that …ich stehe auf dem Standpunkt, dass …, ich vertrete die Einstellung, dass …; to take a stand (on a matter)(zu einer Angelegenheit) eine Einstellung vertreten; to take a firm standeinen festen Standpunkt vertreten (on zu)
(Mil: = resistance) → Widerstand m; (= battle)Gefecht nt; to make a stand (lit, fig)sich widersetzen, Widerstand leisten; that was their last standdas war ihr letztes Gefecht
(= taxi stand)Stand m
(Brit Theat) → Gastspiel nt; (of pop group etc)Konzert nt
(= furniture, lamp stand, music stand)Ständer m
(= market stall etc)Stand m
(= band stand)Podium nt
(Brit Sport) → Tribüne f; (US Jur) → Zeugenstand m; (we sat) in the stand(wir saßen) auf der Tribüne; to take the stand (Jur) → in den Zeugenstand treten
(esp US: Forest) → (Baum)bestand m
(= place)stellen ? stead, head
(= withstand) pressure, close examination etc (= object)standhalten (+dat); (person) → gewachsen sein (+dat); testbestehen; climatevertragen; heat, noiseertragen, aushalten; loss, costverkraften; the wall could stand another coat of paint (inf)die Wand könnte noch einen Anstrich vertragen
(inf: = put up with) person, noise, interruptions etcaushalten; I can’t stand him/it (= don’t like)ich kann ihn/das nicht ausstehen; I can’t stand being kept waitingich kann es nicht leiden or ausstehen, wenn man mich warten lässt; I can’t stand it any longerich halte das nicht mehr (länger) aus
(Brit inf: = treat) to stand somebody a drink/a mealjdm einen Drink/ein Essen spendieren
to stand trialvor Gericht stehen (for wegen)
(= be upright)stehen; (= get up)aufstehen; all stand!alles aufstehen!; don’t just stand there(, do something)!stehen Sie nicht nur (dumm) rum, tun Sie was! (inf); to stand stillstill stehen; we stood talkingwir standen da und unterhielten uns; stand and deliver! (old, hum)anhalten, her mit dem Zeug! (inf) ? attention, ease
(= measure, person) → groß sein; (tree etc)hoch sein
(= be situated)stehen; it has stood there for 600 yearses steht da schon seit 600 Jahren
(= remain unchanged)stehen; (fig)bestehen (bleiben)
to stand as a candidatekandidieren ? also stand for a
(= continue to be valid, offer, argument, promise) → gelten; (objection, contract)gültig bleiben; (decision, record, account)stehen; the theory stands or falls by or on thisdamit steht und fällt die Theorie
(= be at a certain level, thermometer, record) → stehen (→ at auf +dat); (sales)liegen (at bei)
(fig: = be in a position) we stand to lose/gain a lotwir können sehr viel verlieren/gewinnen; he stands to make a lot of moneyer wird wohl eine Menge Geld (dabei) verdienen; what do we stand to gain by it?was springt für uns dabei heraus? (inf), → was bringt uns (dat)das ein?
(fig: = be placed) how do we stand?wie stehen wir?; I’d like to know where I stand (with him)ich möchte wissen, woran ich (bei ihm) bin; where do you stand with him?wie stehen Sie sich mit ihm?; where do you stand on this issue?welchen Standpunkt vertreten Sie in dieser Frage?; as things standnach Lage der Dinge; as it standsso wie die Sache aussieht; to stand alone (= be best)unerreicht sein; to stand accused of somethingeiner Sache (gen)angeklagt sein
(fig: = be, continue to be) to stand firm or fastfestbleiben; to stand readysich bereithalten; to stand in need of helpHilfe brauchen; to stand togetherzusammenhalten; to stand (as) security for somebodyfür jdn bürgen; nothing now stands between uses steht nichts mehr zwischen uns
to leave somebody/something standing (Brit inf) → jdn/etw in den Schatten stellen


n (= stalemate)Patt nt, → Pattsituation f
adj, standoffishly
adv (inf)distanziert
n (inf)Distanziertheit f
nSteigrohr nt
nStandpunkt m; from the stand of the teachervom Standpunkt des Lehrers (aus) gesehen
nStillstand m; to be at a stand (plane, train) → stehen; (machines, traffic) → stillstehen; (trade, factory, production) → ruhen; to bring production to a standdie Produktion lahmlegen or zum Erliegen bringen; to come to a stand (person) → stehen bleiben, anhalten; (vehicle) → zum Stehen kommen, anhalten; (traffic, machines) → zum Stillstand kommen; (industry etc) → zum Erliegen kommen
adj attr mealim Stehen; stand buffetStehbüffet nt; stand collarStehkragen m; stand comedianBühnenkomiker(in) m(f), → Alleinunterhalter(in) m(f); stand comedyStand-up Comedy f; stand fightSchlägerei f
n (inf) (= comedy)Stand-up Comedy f; (= comedian)Bühnenkomiker(in) m(f), → Alleinunterhalter(in) m(f)
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[stænd] (stood (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (booth) → chiosco; (market stall) → banco, bancarella; (at exhibition, fair) → stand m inv; (raised area) (also bandstand) → palco (Sport) → tribuna (Am) (Law) (also witness stand) → banco
a music stand → un leggio
he kicked the ball into the stand → con un calcio ha tirato la palla in tribuna
b. (position, also) (fig) → posizione f; (resistance) → resistenza
to take (up) one's stand at the door → prendere il proprio posto vicino alla porta
to take a stand on an issue → prendere posizione su un problema
to make a stand against sth (Mil) (fig) → opporre resistenza contro qc
c. (also taxi stand) → posteggio di taxi
2. vt
a. (place) → mettere, porre
to stand sth against a wall → appoggiare qc a un muro
to stand sth on end → mettere qc in piedi
b. (withstand, bear, weight) → reggere a, resistere, sopportare
it won't stand serious examination → non reggerà ad un esame accurato
the troops stood heavy bombardment → le truppe hanno sopportato pesanti bombardamenti
the company will have to stand the loss → la ditta dovrà sostenere la perdita
to stand the cost of → sobbarcarsi le spese di
c. (tolerate) → sopportare
I can't stand him → non lo sopporto
I can't stand the sight of him → non lo posso vedere
I can't stand it any longer! → non ce la faccio più!
I can't stand waiting for people → non sopporto aspettare la gente
d. (fam) (treat) to stand sb a drink/mealoffrire da bere/un pranzo a qn
e. (phrases) to stand guard or watch (Mil) → essere di guardia or sentinella
to stand guard over (Mil) (fig) → fare la guardia a
3. vi
a. (be upright) → stare in piedi; (stay standing) → restare in piedi; (get up) → alzarsi
I had to stand → sono dovuto restare in piedi
he could hardly stand → si reggeva a malapena
the woman standing over there → la donna in piedi laggiù
don't just stand there - help me! → non stareimpalato - aiutami!
the house is still standing → la casa è ancora in piedi
they stood talking for hours → restarono a parlare per delle ore
they kept us standing about or around for ages → ci hanno fatto aspettare in piedi per ore
to stand on sb's foot → pestare il piede a qn
to stand in sb's way → intralciare il passaggio a qn
I won't stand in your way (fig) → non ti sarò d'ostacolo
nothing stands in our way → la via è libera
that was all that stood between him and ... → era tutto ciò che si frapponeva fra lui e...
nothing stands between us → non c'è niente che ci separi
to be left standing (building) → essere rimasto/a in piedi (fig) (competitor) → essere bruciato/a in partenza
it made my hair stand on end → mi ha fatto rizzare i capelli
to stand still → stare fermo/a (in piedi)
to stand fast → tener duro
to stand on one's own two feet (fig) → cavarsela da solo/a
to stand on one's head/hands → fare la verticale in appoggio/la verticale
he could do the job standing on his head → potrebbe fare quel lavoro a occhi chiusi
to stand a (good) chance of → avere una (buona) possibilità di
to stand on the brakes (Aut) → frenare di colpo
to stand on one's dignity → stare sulle sue
b. he stands over 6 feetè alto più di 2m
the tower stands 50m high → la torre è alta 50m
c. (be situated, building, tree) → trovarsi, stare
the car stands outside all year round → la macchina sta fuori tutto l'anno
d. (Culin) to leave to stand (tea) → lasciare in infusione; (batter) → (lasciar) riposare
my objection still stands → la mia obiezione è ancora valida
to let sth stand as it is → lasciare qc così com'è
the theory stands or falls on this → è questo il presupposto su cui si basa la teoria
it stands to reason that ... → è logico che...
e. (fig) (be placed) → stare
to stand accused of → essere accusato/a di
how do things stand? → come stanno le cose?
as things stand → stando così le cose
to stand at (thermometer, clock) → indicare, segnare (offer, price, sales) → ammontare a (score) → essere
f. (Pol) to stand as a candidatecandidarsi
to stand in an election → candidarsi ad un'elezione
to stand for Parliament → candidarsi al Parlamento
g. (Naut) to stand out to seastare al largo
stand aside vi + advfarsi da parte, scostarsi
stand back vi + advtirarsi indietro; (building, be placed further back) to stand back fromessere arretrato/a rispetto a
stand by
1. vi + adv (be onlooker) → stare là (a non far niente); (be ready) → tenersi pronto/a
stand by for further news → tenetevi pronti a ricevere altre notizie
2. vi + prep (person) → rimanere vicino/a a; (promise) → mantenere; (opinion) → sostenere
stand down vi + adv (withdraw) → ritirarsi (Mil) → smontare di guardia (Law) → lasciare il banco dei testimoni
to stand down in favour of (fig) → farsi da parte a favore di
stand for vi + prep
a. (represent, principle, honesty) → rappresentare; (subj, initials) → indicare, stare per
b. (tolerate) → tollerare, sopportare
I won't stand for that → non tollero una cosa del genere
c. (Pol) = stand 3f
stand in vi + adv to stand in for sbsostituire qn
stand out vi + adv
a. (be noticeable, veins, eyes) → sporgere; (colours) → risaltare, spiccare; (person) → distinguersi; (mountains) → stagliarsi
it stands out a mile! → si vede lontano un miglio!
b. (be firm, hold out) → resistere, tener duro
to stand out against sth → opporsi fermamente a qc
to stand out for sth → rivendicare qc, insistere su qc
stand over
1. vi + adv (items for discussion) → rimanere in sospeso
2. vt + prep (person) → stare adosso a
stand to vi + adv (Mil) → tenersi pronto/a
stand up
1. vi + adv (rise) → alzarsi in piedi; (be standing) → stare in piedi (fig) (argument) → reggersi
2. vt + adv (fam) (girlfriend, boyfriend) she stood me upnon è venuta all'appuntamento
stand up for vi + adv + prepdifendere
to stand up for sb/sth → difendere qn/qc
to stand up for o.s. → difendersi
stand up to vi + adv + preptenere testa a, resistere a
to stand up to sb → tenere testa a qn, affrontare qn con coraggio
it stands up to hard wear → è resistente (all'uso)
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(stӕnd) past tense, past participle stood (stud) verb
1. to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying. His leg was so painful that he could hardly stand; After the storm, few trees were left standing.
2. (often with up) to rise to the feet. He pushed back his chair and stood up; Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.
3. to remain motionless. The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.
4. to remain unchanged. This law still stands.
5. to be in or have a particular place. There is now a factory where our house once stood.
6. to be in a particular state, condition or situation. As matters stand, we can do nothing to help; How do you stand financially?
7. to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc. He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.
8. to put in a particular position, especially upright. He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.
9. to undergo or endure. He will stand (his) trial for murder; I can't stand her rudeness any longer.
10. to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person). Let me stand you a drink!
1. a position or place in which to stand ready to fight etc, or an act of fighting etc. The guard took up his stand at the gate; I shall make a stand for what I believe is right.
2. an object, especially a piece of furniture, for holding or supporting something. a coat-stand; The sculpture had been removed from its stand for cleaning.
3. a stall where goods are displayed for sale or advertisement.
4. a large structure beside a football pitch, race course etc with rows of seats for spectators. The stand was crowded.
5. (American) a witness box in a law court.
take the stand
to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify. The witness was asked to take the stand.
ˈstanding adjective
permanent. The general's standing orders must be obeyed.
1. time of lasting. an agreement of long standing.
2. rank or reputation. a diplomat of high standing.
ˈstand-byplural ˈstand-bys noun
1. readiness for action. Two fire-engines went directly to the fire, and a third was on stand-by (= ready to go if ordered).
2. something that can be used in an emergency etc. Fruit is a good stand-by when children get hungry between meals.
(of an airline passenger or ticket) costing or paying less than the usual fare, as the passenger does not book a seat for a particular flight, but waits for the first available seat.
travelling in this way. It costs a lot less to travel stand-by.
ˈstand-in noun
a person who takes someone else's job etc for a temporary period, especially in making films.
ˈstanding-room noun
space for standing only, not sitting. There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone's hair stand on end
to frighten someone very greatly. The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside
to move to one side or withdraw out of someone's way. He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back
to move backwards or away. A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by
1. to watch something happening without doing anything. I couldn't just stand by while he was hitting the child.
2. to be ready to act. The police are standing by in case of trouble.
3. to support; to stay loyal to. She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down
to withdraw eg from a contest.
stand fast/firm
to refuse to yield.
stand for
1. to be a candidate for election to. He stood for Parliament.
2. to be an abbreviation for. HQ stands for Headquarters.
3. to represent. I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
4. to tolerate. I won't stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in
to take another person's place, job etc for a time. The leading actor was ill and another actor stood in for him.
stand on one's own (two) feet
to manage one's own affairs without help.
stand out
1. to be noticeable. She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
2. to go on resisting or to refuse to yield. The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over
to supervise closely. I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for
to support or defend. She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to
to show resistance to. He stood up to the bigger boys who tried to bully him; These chairs have stood up to very hard use.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


مِنْبَر, يَقِفُ stát, tribuna stå, tilskuertribune stehen, Tribüne κερκίδες, στέκομαι estar en pie, graderías katsomo, seisoa être debout, gradin stajati, štandovi bancarelle, stare in piedi スタンド, 立つ 서다, 판매대 staan, tribunes stå, stillstand stoiska, wstać arquibancada, bancada, ficar em pé стоять, трибуна läktare, stå ยืน, อัฒจันทร์ dikilmek, tribün chỗ đứng, đứng 展台, 站立
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n. sitio, puesto, situación;
vi. ponerse o estar de pie; sostenerse;
___ on your toespararse en la punta de los pies;
to ___ backretroceder;
to ___ stillno moverse, estarse quieto-a.
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(pret & pp stood) vt (to endure) aguantar, tolerar; vi (to be standing) estar de pie, estar parado; (to stand up) levantarse, pararse, ponerse de pie; Avoid standing for long periods of time..Evite estar de pie por períodos largos...Now stand (up).. Ahora levántese.
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