- [n] a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
- [n] a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
- [n] a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
- [n] a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
- [n] a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
- [n] a booth where articles are displayed for sale
- [n] tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
- [n] a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
- [n] 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"
- [n] an interruption of normal activity
- [n] a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
- [n] the position where a thing or person stands
- [v] 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"
- [v] have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
- [v] 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"
- [v] be available for stud services, of male domestic animals such as stallions
- [v] be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
- [v] put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
- [v] be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
- [v] hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
- [v] be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
- [v] be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
- [v] remain inactive, as of a car in a garage, or not flowing, as of water
- [v] occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"