Synonyms for stand


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : stand
Phonetic Transcription : stænd

Top 10 synonyms for stand Other synonyms for the word stand

Définition of stand

Origin :
  • Old English standan (class VI strong verb; past tense stod, past participle standen), from Proto-Germanic *sta-n-d- (cf. Old Norse standa, Old Saxon and Gothic standan, Old High German stantan, Swedish stå, Dutch staan, German stehen), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
  • Sense of "to exist, be present" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pay for as a treat" is from 1821. Phrase stands to reason (1620) is from earlier stands (is constant) with reason. Phrase stand pat is originally from poker (1882); stand down in the military sense of "go off duty" is first recorded 1916. Standing ovation attested by 1968; standing army is from c.1600.
  • noun position, opinion
  • noun base, stage
  • verb be or get upright
  • verb be in force, exist
Example sentences :
  • Yet it is a satisfaction to do what I can to let you know the position in which I stand.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Mrs. Wybert, you was in Montana long enough to know how I stand there?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Never mind me, mother; I'm young and strong, I can stand work—but it's hard on you.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Upon this as a platform of purpose and of action we can stand together.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Let us realize the importance of the attitude in which we stand before the world.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • But as Philip obeyed her words, he saw her move suddenly and stand by Emilia's side.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • One cannot stand in this presence and be unmindful of the tremendous responsibility.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Not to stand in his way if he gets a chance of going abroad.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • To accept their nomination and stand as a Rural District Councillor!
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • S'pose you stand up there in the door with your back to the clearin'.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for stand

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