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  1. [noun] a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
    Synonyms: base, pedestal

  2. [noun] the position where a thing or person stands

  3. [noun] a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"

  4. [noun] a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"

  5. [noun] a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
    Synonyms: rack

  6. [noun] an interruption of normal activity
    Synonyms: still, tie-up

  7. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: point of view, viewpoint, point

  8. [noun] a booth where articles are displayed for sale
    Synonyms: stall, sales booth

  9. [noun] a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"

  10. [noun] tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

  11. [noun] a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
    Synonyms: bandoutdoor stage

  12. [noun] a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"

  13. [verb] be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
    Synonyms: up

  14. [verb] be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"

  15. [verb] occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"

  16. [verb] hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
    Synonyms: remain firm

  17. [verb] have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"

  18. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

  19. [verb] remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"

  20. [verb] be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"

  21. [verb] be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"

  22. [verb] put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
    Synonyms: up, place upright

  23. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: resist, fend

  24. [verb] be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"


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