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English

Etymology

Old English standan, from Proto-Germanic *standan, form Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to stand

Third person singular
stands

Simple past
stood

Past participle
stood or archaic standen

Present participle
standing

to stand (third-person singular simple present stands, present participle standing, simple past stood, past participle stood or archaic standen)
  1. (intransitive) To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
    Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
  2. (intransitive) To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
    Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
  3. (intransitive) To remain motionless.
    Do not leave your car standing in the road.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To act as an umpire.
  5. (intransitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
    The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
  6. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To tolerate.
    I can't stand when people don't read the instructions.
    I can't stand her.
  7. (transitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
    He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
  8. (intransitive, UK) To seek election
    He is standing for election to the local council

Usage notes

  • Sense 6 (tolerate) This is almost always found in a negative form such as can't stand, or No-one can stand... In this sense it is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Translations

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Noun

Singular
stand

Plural
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  1. A device to hold something upright or aloft.
    He set the music upon the stand and began to play.
  2. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
    She took the stand and quietly answered questions.
  3. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
    They took a firm stand against copyright infringement.
  4. A particular grove or other group of trees.
    This stand of pines is older than the one next to it.
  5. (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.
  6. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
  7. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
  8. (cricket) A partnership.

Translations

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Derived terms


Danish

Noun

stand

  1. social position
  2. class, rank
  3. condition, shape
  4. stand (e.g. on an exhibit)

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Dutch

Noun

stand m (diminutive: standje, plural: standen, plural diminutive: standjes)

  1. posture, position, bearing
  2. rank, standing, station; class
  3. score (of a game, match)
  4. (plural: stands) stand (e.g. on an exhibit)

German

Verb form

stand

  1. past tense of stehen

Related terms


Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *standaz, whence also Old High German stand

Noun

stand

  1. stand

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *standaz, whence also Old English stand

Noun

stand m

  1. stand

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