Synonyms of stand


1. base, pedestal, stand, support

usage: a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

2. stand, position, place

usage: the position where a thing or person stands

3. stand, vegetation, flora, botany

usage: a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"

4. stand, table

usage: a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"

5. rack, stand, support

usage: a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"

6. stand, standstill, tie-up, stop, halt

usage: an interruption of normal activity

7. point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpoint, position, stance, posture

usage: 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"

8. stall, stand, sales booth, booth

usage: a booth where articles are displayed for sale

9. stand, stop, stopover, layover

usage: a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; "a one-night stand"

10. stand, tiered seat

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

11. bandstand, outdoor stage, stand, platform

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

12. stand, defense, defence, defensive measure

usage: a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"


1. stand, stand up, rest

usage: be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

2. stand, be

usage: be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"

3. stand, be

usage: occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"

4. stand, remain firm, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm

usage: hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

5. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, permit, allow, let, countenance

usage: 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"

6. stand, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"

7. stand, stay, remain, rest

usage: remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"

8. stand, continue

usage: be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"

9. stand, measure

usage: be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"

10. stand, stand up, place upright, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

11. resist, stand, fend, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend

usage: 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"

12. stand, serve, service

usage: be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"

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Definition and meaning of stand (Dictionary)