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English noun: stand

1. stand (artifact) a support or foundation

SamplesThe base of the lamp.

Synonymsbase, pedestal

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)brass monkey, staddle, trivet, trivet

2. stand (location) the position where a thing or person stands

Broader (hypernym)place, position

Narrower (hyponym)cabstand, taxi rank, taxistand

3. stand (group) a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area

SamplesThey cut down a stand of trees.

Broader (hypernym)botany, flora, vegetation

4. stand (artifact) a small table for holding articles of various kinds

SamplesA bedside stand.

Broader (hypernym)table

Narrower (hyponym)lectern, reading desk

5. stand (artifact) a support for displaying various articles

SamplesThe newspapers were arranged on a rack.


Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)bier, cruet-stand, dress rack, magazine rack, music rack, music stand, spice rack, tripod

Part holonymspit

6. stand (event) an interruption of normal activity

Synonymsstandstill, tie-up

Broader (hypernym)halt, stop

7. stand (cognition) a mental position from which things are viewed

SamplesWe should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians.
Teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events.

Synonymspoint of view, standpoint, viewpoint

Broader (hypernym)position, posture, stance

Narrower (hyponym)angle, cityscape, complexion, landscape, slant

8. stand (artifact) a booth where articles are displayed for sale

Synonymssales booth, stall

Broader (hypernym)booth

Narrower (hyponym)coffee stall, newsstand

9. stand (act) a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance

SamplesA one-night stand.

Broader (hypernym)layover, stop, stopover

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

Broader (hypernym)tiered seat

Narrower (hyponym)bleachers, covered stand, grandstand, reviewing stand

Part meronymarena, ballpark, bowl, park, sports stadium, stadium

11. stand (artifact) a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air

Synonymsbandstand, outdoor stage

Broader (hypernym)platform

12. stand (act) a defensive effort

SamplesThe army made a final stand at the Rhone.

Broader (hypernym)defence, defense, defensive measure

Narrower (hyponym)repulsion, standoff

English verb: stand

1. stand (contact) be standing; be upright

SamplesWe had to stand for the entire performance!.

ExamplesThe chairs stand in the corner

Synonymsstand up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)rest

Narrower (hyponym)line up, queue, queue up, ramp, stand back

Entailarise, get up, rise, stand up, uprise

Verb groupplace upright, stand, stand up

Antonymssit, lie, sit down

2. stand (stative) be in some specified state or condition

SamplesI stand corrected.

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)be

3. stand (stative) occupy a place or location, also metaphorically

SamplesWe stand on common ground.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

4. stand (stative) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

SamplesI am standing my ground and won't give in!.

Synonymsremain firm

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand

Verb groupfend, resist, stand

Antonymsrelent, soften, yield

5. stand (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

SamplesI 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.

ExamplesSam cannot stand Sue

Synonymsabide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down

Verb groupsuffer

6. stand (cognition) have or maintain a position or stand on an issue

SamplesWhere do you stand on the War?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)align, array

7. stand (stative) remain inactive or immobile

SamplesStanding water.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)remain, rest, stay

8. stand (stative) be in effect; be or remain in force

SamplesThe law stands!.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)continue

Narrower (hyponym)wash

9. stand (stative) be tall; have a height of; copula

SamplesShe stands 6 feet tall.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)measure

10. stand (contact) put into an upright position

SamplesCan you stand the bookshelf up?.

ExamplesThey stand the bags on the table

Synonymsplace upright, stand up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Causestand, stand up

Verb groupstand, stand up

11. stand (competition) withstand the force of something

SamplesThe trees resisted her.
Stand the test of time.
The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow.

Synonymsfend, resist

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose

Verb groupremain firm, stand

12. stand (contact) be available for stud services

SamplesMale domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)serve, service

Domain categoryanimal husbandry

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