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(v. i.) A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.


(v. i.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, - used in weighing pitch.


(v. i.) A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hat stand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.


(v. i.) A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.


(v. i.) A place where a witness stands to testify in court.


(v. i.) To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.


(v. i.) A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.


(v. i.) Rank; post; station; standing.


(v. i.) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.


(n.) To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.


(n.) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.


(v. i.) A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.


(n.) To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position


(n.) To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; - opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.


(n.) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.


(v. i.) A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.


(n.) To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.


(n.) To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or resources.


(n.) To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.


(n.) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.


(n.) To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.


(n.) To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.


(n.) To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.


(v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.


(n.) To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.


(n.) To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.


(n.) To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.


(n.) To measure when erect on the feet.


(n.) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.


(n.) To appear in court.


(v. t.) To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.


(v. t.) To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.


(v. t.) To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.


(v. t.) To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.


(v. i.) The act of standing.


(v. i.) A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Stand'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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