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Stand vs. Stance

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Standverb

(heading) To position or be positioned physically.

Stancenoun

The manner, pose, or posture in which one stands.

‘The fencer’s stance showed he was ready to begin.’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To support oneself on the feet in an erect position.

‘Here I stand, wondering what to do next.’;

Stancenoun

One's opinion or point of view.

‘I don’t agree with your stance on gun control.’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To rise to one’s feet; to stand up.

‘Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.’;

Stancenoun

A place to stand; a position, a site, a station.

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Standverb

(intransitive) To remain motionless.

‘Do not leave your car standing in the road.’;

Stancenoun

A foothold or ledge on which to set up a belay.

Standverb

(intransitive) To be placed in an upright or vertical orientation.

Stancenoun

(Scotland) A place for buses or taxis to await passengers; a bus stop, a taxi rank.

Standverb

(transitive) To place in an upright or standing position.

‘He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.’;

Stancenoun

(Scotland) A place where a fair or market is held; a location where a street trader can carry on business.

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Standverb

(intransitive) To occupy or hold a place; to be set, placed, fixed, located, or situated.

‘Paris stands on the Seine.’;

Stancenoun

A stanza.

Standverb

(intransitive) To measure when erect on the feet.

Stanceverb

To place, to position, to station; (specifically) to put (cattle) into an enclosure or pen in preparation for sale.

Standverb

(intransitive) (of tears) To be present, to have welled up (in the eyes).

Stancenoun

A stanza.

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Standverb

(heading) To position or be positioned mentally.

Stancenoun

A station; a position; a site.

Standverb

To be positioned to gain or lose.

‘He stands to get a good price for the house.’;

Stancenoun

The position of a player's feet, relative to each other and to the ball, when he is making a stroke or at bat.

Standverb

To tolerate.

‘I can’t stand when people don’t read the instructions.’; ‘I can’t stand him.’;

Stancenoun

the mental attitude, position, or approach a person adopts in respect to something.

Standverb

(intransitive) To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

Stancenoun

standing posture

Standverb

(intransitive) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.

Stancenoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Standverb

To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.

Standverb

(heading) To position or be positioned socially.

Standverb

To act as an umpire.

Standverb

(transitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.

‘The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.’;

Standverb

To seek election.

‘He is standing for election to the local council.’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To be valid.

‘What I said yesterday still stands.’;

Standverb

(transitive) To oppose, usually as a team, in competition.

Standverb

(transitive) To cover the expense of; to pay for.

‘to stand a treat’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation.

‘Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

Standverb

(intransitive) To appear in court.

Standverb

Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).

Standverb

(intransitive) To remain without ruin or injury.

Standverb

(card games) To stop asking for more cards; to keep one's hand as it has been dealt so far.

Standnoun

The act of standing.

Standnoun

A defensive position or effort.

‘The Commander says we will make our stand here.’;

Standnoun

A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.

‘They took a firm stand against copyright infringement.’;

Standnoun

A period of performance in a given location or venue.

‘They have a four-game stand at home against the Yankees.’; ‘They spent the summer touring giving 4 one-night stands a week.’;

Standnoun

A device to hold something upright or aloft.

‘He set the music upon the stand and began to play.’; ‘an umbrella stand;’; ‘a hat-stand’;

Standnoun

The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.

‘She took the stand and quietly answered questions.’;

Standnoun

A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.

‘This stand of pines is older than the one next to it.’;

Standnoun

(forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.

Standnoun

A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.

Standnoun

A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.

Standnoun

A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait.

‘a taxi stand’;

Standnoun

The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.

‘a good, bad, or convenient stand for business’;

Standnoun

(sports) Grandstand. often in the plural

Standnoun

(cricket) A partnership.

Standnoun

A single set, as of arms.

Standnoun

(obsolete) Rank; post; station; standing.

Standnoun

(dated) A state of perplexity or embarrassment.

‘to be at a stand what to do’;

Standnoun

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.

Standnoun

(obsolete) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch.

Standnoun

A location or position where one may stand.

Standverb

To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position

‘It stands as it were to the ground yglued.’; ‘The ruined wallStands when its wind-worn battlements are gone.’;

Standverb

To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.

‘Wite ye not where there stands a little town?’;

Standverb

To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.

‘I charge thee, stand,And tell thy name.’; ‘The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.’;

Standverb

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.

‘My mind on its own center stands unmoved.’;

Standverb

To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

‘Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall.’;

Standverb

To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.

‘The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life.’;

Standverb

To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

‘We must labor so as to stand with godliness, according to his appointment.’;

Standverb

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.

Standverb

To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.

‘Accomplish what your signs foreshow;I stand resigned, and am prepared to go.’; ‘Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not tarry.’;

Standverb

To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

‘Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothingBut what may stand with honor.’;

Standverb

To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.

‘From the same parts of heaven his navy stands.’;

Standverb

To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.

‘He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the university.’;

Standverb

To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.

‘Or the black water of Pomptina stands.’;

Standverb

To measure when erect on the feet.

‘Six feet two, as I think, he stands.’;

Standverb

To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.

Standverb

To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.

Standverb

To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.

Standverb

To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.

‘He stood the furious foe.’;

Standverb

To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.

‘Bid him disband his legions, . . . And stand the judgment of a Roman senate.’;

Standverb

To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.

Standverb

To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.

Standnoun

The act of standing.

‘I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into their several ladings.’;

Standnoun

A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.

‘Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow.’;

Standnoun

A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.

‘I have found you out a stand most fit,Where you may have such vantage on the duke,He shall not pass you.’;

Standnoun

A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.

Standnoun

A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.

Standnoun

A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hatstand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.

Standnoun

The place where a witness stands to testify in court.

Standnoun

The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.

Standnoun

Rank; post; station; standing.

‘Father, since your fortune did attainSo high a stand, I mean not to descend.’;

Standnoun

A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.

Standnoun

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.

Standnoun

A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, - used in weighing pitch.

Standnoun

a support or foundation;

‘the base of the lamp’;

Standnoun

the position where a thing or person stands

Standnoun

a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area;

‘they cut down a stand of trees’;

Standnoun

a small table for holding articles of various kinds;

‘a bedside stand’;

Standnoun

a support for displaying various articles;

‘the newspapers were arranged on a rack’;

Standnoun

an interruption of normal activity

Standnoun

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’;

Standnoun

a booth where articles are displayed for sale

Standnoun

a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance;

‘a one-night stand’;

Standnoun

tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

Standnoun

a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air

Standnoun

a defensive effort;

‘the army made a final stand at the Rhone’;

Standverb

be standing; be upright;

‘We had to stand for the entire performance!’;

Standverb

be in some specified state or condition;

‘I stand corrected’;

Standverb

occupy a place or location, also metaphorically;

‘We stand on common ground’;

Standverb

hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright;

‘I am standing my ground and won't give in!’;

Standverb

have or maintain a position or stand on an issue;

‘Where do you stand on the War?’;

Standverb

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’;

Standverb

remain inactive or immobile;

‘standing water’;

Standverb

be in effect; be or remain in force;

‘The law stands!’;

Standverb

be tall; have a height of; copula;

‘She stands 6 feet tall’;

Standverb

put into an upright position;

‘Can you stand the bookshelf up?’;

Standverb

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’;

Standverb

be available for stud services;

‘male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females’;

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