Stand

Stand

(stnd), n. [AS. stand. See Stand, v. i.] 1. The act of standing.
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I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into their several ladings.
Spectator.
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2. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.
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Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow.
Dryden.
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3. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.
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I have found you out a stand most fit,
Where you may have such vantage on the duke,
He shall not pass you.
Shak.
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4. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand. Dickens.
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5. 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.
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6. 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.
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7. The place where a witness stands to testify in court.
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8. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business. [U. S.]
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9. Rank; post; station; standing.
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Father, since your fortune did attain
So high a stand, I mean not to descend.
Daniel.
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10. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do. L'Estrange.
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11. 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.
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12. (Com.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch.
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Microscope stand, the instrument, excepting the eyepiece, objective, and other removable optical parts. -- Stand of ammunition, the projectile, cartridge, and sabot connected together. -- Stand of arms. (Mil.) See under Arms. -- Stand of colors (Mil.), a single color, or flag. Wilhelm (Mil. Dict.) -- To be at a stand, to be stationary or motionless; to be at a standstill; hence, to be perplexed; to be embarrassed. -- To make a stand, to halt for the purpose of offering resistance to a pursuing enemy.
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Syn. -- Stop; halt; rest; interruption; obstruction; perplexity; difficulty; embarrassment; hesitation.
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