What is stand?

  • (noun): An interruption of normal activity.
    Synonyms: standstill, tie-up
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stand, stands:

Wheel Truing Stand
... A wheel truing stand is a specialized tool for straightening bicycle wheels ... While individual models differ slightly, it consists of an axle stand on which the wheel can rotate and calipers, to measure slight deviations of the wheel's rim from ideal ("true") alignment ... The stand is used in conjunction with an appropriately sized spoke wrench to loosen tighten spokes that hold the rim in position ...
Aziz Nesin - English Language Bibliography - Socialism Is Coming: Stand Aside
... Socialism Is Coming Stand Aside (Turkish title Sosyalizm Geliyor Savulun!) is a short story collection by Turkish writer Aziz Nesin republished in 2002 by Southmoor Studios, in ... Editions Socialism Is Coming Stand Aside ...
Ta' Qali National Stadium - Facilities
... The main stand of the stadium is the 5,000 seater Millennium Stand, which also houses 22 executive boxes ... were moved to the Millennium Stand from Valletta in 2007, while the National Team Quarters, which cater for the physical well-being of the players, are recent ... Hall, the Physiotherapy and the Technical Centre beneath the West Stand, the Fitness Centre and the indoor swimming pool under the East Stand, make the place a ...
Home Park - Structure and Facilities
... pitch is surrounded by four covered all-seater stands, officially known as the Mayflower Grandstand to the south, Devonport End to the west, Lyndhurst ... Each stand has one tier with the exception of the Mayflower Grandstand which has two, an upper tier and a lower tier, known as the Mayflower Terrace, which was converted from terracing in 2007 ... The Mayflower Grandstand is the club's main stand, which can hold roughly 7,000 spectators ...
Stand - Television, Books
... The Stand, a 1978 novel by Stephen King The Stand (TV miniseries), a 1994 miniseries based on the novel Stand (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), a supernatural power in the manga, anime and game ...

More definitions of "stand":

  • (verb): Be in some specified state or condition.
    Example: "I stand corrected"
  • (noun): A small table for holding articles of various kinds.
    Example: "A bedside stand"
  • (noun): A defensive effort.
    Example: "The army made a final stand at the Rhone"
  • (noun): The position where a thing or person stands.
  • (verb): Be standing; be upright.
    Example: "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
    Synonyms: stand up
  • (noun): A support for displaying various articles.
    Synonyms: rack
  • (verb): Be tall; have a height of; copula.
    Example: "She stands 6 feet tall"
  • (verb): Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright.
    Synonyms: remain firm
  • (noun): Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade).
    Synonyms: stands
  • (verb): Put into an upright position.
    Example: "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
    Synonyms: stand up, place upright
  • (verb): Be in effect; be or remain in force.
    Example: "The law stands!"
  • (verb): Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically.
    Example: "We stand on common ground"
  • (noun): A booth where articles are displayed for sale.
    Synonyms: stall, sales booth
  • (noun): A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area.
    Example: "They cut down a stand of trees"
  • (verb): Be available for stud services.
    Example: "Male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
  • (verb): Remain inactive or immobile.
    Example: "Standing water"
  • (verb): Withstand the force of something.
    Example: "Stand the test of time"
    Synonyms: resist, fend
  • (noun): A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance.
    Example: "A one-night stand"
  • (verb): Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue.
    Example: "Where do you stand on the War?"

Famous quotes containing the word stand:

    The irresponsive silence of the land,
    The irresponsive sounding of the sea,
    Speak both one message of one sense to me:—
    ‘Aloof, aloof, we stand aloof,
    Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    The Church disowned, the tower overthrown, the bells upturned, what have we to do
    But stand with empty hands and palms turned upwards
    In an age which advances progressively backwards?
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. Once and again one of those great influences which we call a Cause arises in the midst of a nation. Men of strenuous minds and high ideals come forward.... The attacks they sustain are more cruel than the collision of arms.... Friends desert and despise them.... They stand alone and oftentimes are made bitter by their isolation.... They are doing nothing less than defy public opinion, and shall they convert it by blows. Yes.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)