AskDefine | Define stood

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1 a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" [syn: base, pedestal]
2 the position where a thing or person stands
3 a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
4 a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
5 a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack" [syn: rack]
6 an interruption of normal activity [syn: standstill, tie-up]
7 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" [syn: point of view, viewpoint, standpoint]
8 a booth where articles are displayed for sale [syn: stall, sales booth]
9 a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"
10 tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) [syn: stands]
11 a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air [syn: bandstand, outdoor stage]
12 a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"


1 be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!" [syn: stand up] [ant: sit, lie]
2 be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
3 occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"
4 hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!" [syn: remain firm] [ant: yield]
5 have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
6 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
7 remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
8 be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
9 be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"
10 put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?" [syn: stand up, place upright]
11 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" [syn: resist, fend]
12 be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females" [also: stood]stood See stand

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