From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstandstand1 /stænd/ ●●●S1W1 verb (past tense and past participle stood /stʊd/)1be on feet (also be standing up) [intransitive]STAND to support yourself on your feet or be in an upright positionIt 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 somethingThey just stood there laughing.We stood watching the rain fall.2rise (also stand up) [intransitive]STAND to rise to an upright positionSmiling, she stood and closed the blinds.3step [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]a)to step a short distancestand back/asideShe 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/inDon’t stand in that puddle!4in 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 positionA 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 somethingCan you stand that pole in the corner for now?I closed the lid and stood the case against the wall.stand somebody (up) on somethingStand Molly up on a chair so she can see.5in a state/condition [linking verb]BESITUATION to be or stay in a particular state or conditionThe kitchen door stood open so she went in.stand empty/idle (=not being used)scores of derelict houses standing emptyI’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 stand7accept a situation [transitive usually in questions and negatives] to be able to accept or deal well with a difficult situation syn toleratecan/could stand somethingI 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 somethingHow can you stand Marty coming home late all the time?She’s a strong woman who stands no nonsense from anyone.8be 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 etcLinen can stand very high temperatures.His poetry will stand the test of time (=stay popular).9 →stand to do something10not move [intransitive]USE STH# to stay in a particular place without moving → standstillThe 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.11height [linking verb] formalBE to be a particular heightThe trophy stands five feet high.John stood six feet tall.12level/amount [linking verb]BE to be at a particular level or amountstand atHis former workforce of 1,300 now stands at 220.Illiteracy rates are still thought to stand above 50 percent.13rank/position [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]BE to have a particular rank or position when compared with similar things or people syn rankThe 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.14election [intransitive]VOTE/ELECT British English to try to become elected to a council, parliament etcsyn run American Englishstand forShe announced her intention to stand for parliament.15decision/offer [intransitive not in progressive]CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENT# if a decision, offer etc stands, it continues to exist, be correct, or be validDespite 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 something34liquid [intransitive]LIQUID a liquid that stands does not flow or is not made to movestanding 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 endat hair(8), → leave somebody/something standingat leave1(15), → not have a leg to stand onat leg1(7), → stand/serve/hold somebody in good steadat stead(2), → stand your groundat 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 desk.be 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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stand• My 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 policemenstood 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 candlestood 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 still• Even 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/aside• The 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 pubstood back in silence.• They can't stand aside when confronted with evil and injustice.stand somebody (up) on something• Dad would stand me up on an orangecrate 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 drippedsoapy 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 open• The front door of the capacious old mansionstood 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 hingedcompartments, stood open like a three-dimensionalgreeting card.• They went straight into the masterbedroom, where a leatherbriefcasestood open on the floor.• The front door stood open, water pooling in the hallway.stands no nonsense• She's a fine nurse, but stands no nonsense from anyone.stand the test of time• Our 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 Swanstands the tests of time well.stands ... high• It weighs 10 tonnes and stands 5 metres high.• There he stands, high above the congregation, as though he has removed his last connection with worldlybeings.• 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 highwatermark of what later became known as the treatment model.stand at• Unemploymentstands at 6%.stand for• Add walnuts, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.• What does the F in John F. Kennedy stand for?• When they were gone, Wadestood 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 Jackstood forFolly truly did despise, and she despised herself for having fallen in love with such a man.• 'What does "NAC" stand for?' 'National AerobicsChampionships'.• NATOstands for North AtlanticTreaty Organization.• I don't think we even knew what the Ostood 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, affordablemodem houses.
ldoce_316_fstandstand2 ●●●S2W2 noun [countable]1for supportDHF a piece of furniture or equipment used to hold or support somethinga music standa cake standHe adjusted the microphone stand.coat stand/hat stand (=for hanging coats or hats on)2for sellingBBTSHOP/STORE a table or small structure used for selling or showing things syn stall British Englisha hotdog standan exhibition standThe shop was crowded with display stands and boxes.One week, three magazines hit the stands (=became available to buy) with Peace Corps stories. →newsstand3opinion/attitude [usually singular]OPINION a position or opinion that you state firmly and publiclystand onthe Republicans’ conservative stand on social and environmental issuesShe was accused of not taking a stand on feminism or civil rights.4oppose/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 stand7cricketDSC the period of time in which two batsmen are playing together in a game of cricket, or the points that they get during this time8taxis/buses a place where taxis or buses stop and wait for passengersThere’s a taxi stand on Glen Road.9trees a group of trees of one type growing close togetherstand ofa stand of eucalyptus trees
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stand• Last month we were able to borrow a votive candle stand, which stands in the LadyChapel area.• an ice cream stand• They 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 stand.• an umbrellastand• In May 1994 1.7 hectares in a 20-hectare commercial appleorchard were planted with stands of GoldenDelicious.hit the stands• The new edition of "Time" will hit the standsTuesday.stand on• I'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 Longman 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.