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     n 1: a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp" [syn: base,
     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
     v 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" [syn: endure, stomach, bear, tolerate, support,
         brook, abide, suffer, put up]
     7: remain inactive, as of a car in a garage, or not flowing, as
        of 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, of male domestic animals
         such as stallions