Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), n. [AS. stand. See {Stand}, v. i.] 1. The act of standing. [1913 Webster]

I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into their several ladings. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

2. A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand. [1913 Webster]

Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something. [1913 Webster]

I have found you out a stand most fit, Where you may have such vantage on the duke, He shall not pass you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

7. The place where a witness stands to testify in court. [1913 Webster]

8. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

9. Rank; post; station; standing. [1913 Webster]

Father, since your fortune did attain So high a stand, I mean not to descend. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

10. A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

12. (Com.) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, -- used in weighing pitch. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Stop; halt; rest; interruption; obstruction; perplexity; difficulty; embarrassment; hesitation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.