stand[ stand ]SEE DEFINITION OF stand
Synonyms for stand
- two cents' worth
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAND
Yet it is a satisfaction to do what I can to let you know the position in which I stand.
Mrs. Wybert, you was in Montana long enough to know how I stand there?
Never mind me, mother; I'm young and strong, I can stand work—but it's hard on you.
Upon this as a platform of purpose and of action we can stand together.
Let us realize the importance of the attitude in which we stand before the world.
But as Philip obeyed her words, he saw her move suddenly and stand by Emilia's side.
One cannot stand in this presence and be unmindful of the tremendous responsibility.
Not to stand in his way if he gets a chance of going abroad.
To accept their nomination and stand as a Rural District Councillor!
S'pose you stand up there in the door with your back to the clearin'.
Old English standan (class VI strong verb; past tense stod, past participle standen), from Proto-Germanic *sta-n-d- (cf. Old Norse standa, Old Saxon and Gothic standan, Old High German stantan, Swedish stå, Dutch staan, German stehen), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Sense of "to exist, be present" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pay for as a treat" is from 1821. Phrase stands to reason (1620) is from earlier stands (is constant) with reason. Phrase stand pat is originally from poker (1882); stand down in the military sense of "go off duty" is first recorded 1916. Standing ovation attested by 1968; standing army is from c.1600.