• Stand Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with ones hand as dealt.
  2. (v. i.) A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.
  3. (n.) To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.
  4. (n.) To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position
  5. (v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
  6. (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.
  7. (v. i.) A place where a witness stands to testify in court.
  8. (n.) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  9. (n.) To offer ones self, or to be offered, as a candidate.
  10. (v. i.) A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.
  11. (v. i.) Rank; post; station; standing.
  12. (v. i.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.
  13. (n.) To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
  14. (n.) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its foundation.
  15. (n.) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  16. (v. i.) A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judges or the grand stand at a race course.
  17. (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.
  18. (n.) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.
  19. (v. t.) To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
  20. (n.) To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
  21. (n.) To appear in court.
  22. (n.) To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.
  23. (v. t.) To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
  24. (n.) To measure when erect on the feet.
  25. (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.
  26. (n.) To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
  27. (n.) To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  28. (v. i.) A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
  29. (v. t.) To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
  30. (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.
  31. (v. t.) To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
  32. (v. i.) A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
  33. (n.) To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.
  34. (v. i.) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.
  35. (n.) To maintain ones ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  36. (v. i.) The act of standing.

Abide, Base, Bear, Brook, Endure, Fend, Pedestal, Rack, Resist, Stall, Standpoint, Standstill, Stomach, Suffer, Support, Tolerate,

• Standgale Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) See Stannel.

• Standage Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A reservior in which water accumulates at the bottom of a mine.

• Standard Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.
  2. (n.) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.
  3. (a.) Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.
  4. (a.) Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver.
  5. (n.) That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
  6. (n.) That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.
  7. (n.) A large drinking cup.
  8. (n.) The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
  9. (n.) The sheth of a plow.
  10. (n.) An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
  11. (n.) A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.
  12. (a.) Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.
  13. (a.) Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.
  14. (n.) A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.

Criterion, Measure, Received, Stock, Touchstone,