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stoodmore about stood


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stand  \Stand\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stood};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Standing}.]  [OE.  standen;  AS  standan;  akin  to  OFries 
  stonda,  st[=a]n,  D.  staan,  OS  standan,  st[=a]n,  G.  stehen, 
  Icel.  standa,  Dan.  staae,  Sw  st[*a],  Goth.  standan,  Russ. 
  stoiate,  L.  stare,  Gr  ?  to  cause  to  stand  ?  to  stand  Skr. 
  sth[=a].  [root]163.  Cf  {Assist},  {Constant},  {Contrast}, 
  {Desist},  {Destine},  {Ecstasy},  {Exist},  {Interstice}, 
  {Obstacle},  {Obstinate},  {Prest},  n.,  {Rest}  remainder, 
  {Soltice},  {Stable},  a.  &  n.,  {State},  n.,  {Statute}, 
  {Stead},  {Steed},  {Stool},  {Stud}  of  horses,  {Substance}, 
  1.  To  be  at  rest  in  an  erect  position;  to  be  fixed  in  an 
  upright  or  firm  position;  as: 
  a  To  be  supported  on  the  feet,  in  an  erect  or  nearly 
  erect  position;  --  opposed  to  {lie},  {sit},  {kneel}, 
  etc  ``I  pray  you  all  stand  up!''  --Shak. 
  b  To  continue  upright  in  a  certain  locality,  as  a  tree 
  fixed  by  the  roots,  or  a  building  resting  on  its 
  It  stands  as  it  were  to  the  ground  yglued. 
  The  ruined  wall  Stands  when  its  wind  worn 
  battlements  are  gone.  --Byron. 
  2.  To  occupy  or  hold  a  place  to  have  a  situation;  to  be 
  situated  or  located;  as  Paris  stands  on  the  Seine. 
  Wite  ye  not  where  there  stands  a  little  town? 
  3.  To  cease  from  progress;  not  to  proceed;  to  stop;  to  pause; 
  to  halt;  to  remain  stationary. 
  I  charge  thee,  stand  And  tell  thy  name  --Dryden. 
  The  star,  which  they  saw  in  the  east,  went  before 
  them  till  it  came  and  stood  over  where  the  young 
  child  was  --Matt.  ii  9. 
  4.  To  remain  without  ruin  or  injury;  to  hold  good  against 
  tendencies  to  impair  or  injure;  to  be  permanent;  to 
  endure;  to  last  hence  to  find  endurance,  strength,  or 
  My  mind  on  its  own  center  stands  unmoved.  --Dryden. 
  5.  To  maintain  one's  ground;  to  be  acquitted;  not  to  fail  or 
  yield;  to  be  safe. 
  Readers  by  whose  judgment  I  would  stand  or  fall. 
  6.  To  maintain  an  invincible  or  permanent  attitude;  to  be 
  fixed,  steady,  or  firm;  to  take  a  position  in  resistance 
  or  opposition.  ``The  standing  pattern  of  their 
  imitation.''  --South. 
  The  king  granted  the  Jews  .  .  .  to  gather  themselves 
  together,  and  to  stand  for  their  life.  --Esther 
  viii.  11. 
  7.  To  adhere  to  fixed  principles;  to  maintain  moral 
  rectitude;  to  keep  from  falling  into  error  or  vice. 
  We  must  labor  so  as  to  stand  with  godliness, 
  according  to  his  appointment.  --Latimer. 
  8.  To  have  or  maintain  a  position,  order  or  rank;  to  be  in  a 
  particular  relation;  as  Christian  charity,  or  love, 
  stands  first  in  the  rank  of  gifts. 
  9.  To  be  in  some  particular  state;  to  have  essence  or  being 
  to  be  to  consist.  ``Sacrifices  .  .  .  which  stood  only  in 
  meats  and  drinks.''  --Heb.  ix  10. 
  Accomplish  what  your  signs  foreshow;  I  stand 
  resigned,  and  am  prepared  to  go  --Dryden. 
  Thou  seest  how  it  stands  with  me  and  that  I  may  not 
  tarry.  --Sir  W. 
  10.  To  be  consistent;  to  agree;  to  accord. 
  Doubt  me  not  by  heaven,  I  will  do  nothing  But  what 
  may  stand  with  honor.  --Massinger. 
  11.  (Naut.)  To  hold  a  course  at  sea;  as  to  stand  from  the 
  shore;  to  stand  for  the  harbor. 
  From  the  same  parts  of  heaven  his  navy  stands. 
  12.  To  offer  one's  self  or  to  be  offered,  as  a  candidate. 
  He  stood  to  be  elected  one  of  the  proctors  of  the 
  university.  --Walton. 
  13.  To  stagnate;  not  to  flow;  to  be  motionless. 
  Or  the  black  water  of  Pomptina  stands.  --Dryden. 
  14.  To  measure  when  erect  on  the  feet. 
  Six  feet  two  as  I  think,  he  stands.  --Tennyson. 
  15.  (Law) 
  a  To  be  or  remain  as  it  is  to  continue  in  force;  to 
  have  efficacy  or  validity;  to  abide.  --Bouvier. 
  b  To  appear  in  court.  --Burrill. 
  {Stand  by}  (Naut.),  a  preparatory  order  equivalent  to  {Be 
  {To  stand  against},  to  opposite;  to  resist. 
  {To  stand  by}. 
  a  To  be  near  to  be  a  spectator;  to  be  present. 
  b  To  be  aside;  to  be  aside  with  disregard.  ``In  the 
  interim  [we]  let  the  commands  stand  by  neglected.'' 
  --Dr.  H.  More 
  c  To  maintain;  to  defend;  to  support;  not  to  desert; 
  as  to  stand  by  one's  principles  or  party. 
  d  To  rest  on  for  support;  to  be  supported  by 
  {To  stand  corrected},  to  be  set  right  as  after  an  error  in  a 
  statement  of  fact  --Wycherley. 
  {To  stand  fast},  to  be  fixed;  to  be  unshaken  or  immovable. 
  {To  stand  firmly  on},  to  be  satisfied  or  convinced  of 
  ``Though  Page  be  a  secure  fool,  and  stands  so  firmly  on 
  his  wife's  frailty.''  --Shak. 
  {To  stand  for}. 
  a  To  side  with  to  espouse  the  cause  of  to  support;  to 
  maintain,  or  to  profess  or  attempt  to  maintain;  to 
  defend.  ``I  stand  wholly  for  you.''  --Shak. 
  b  To  be  in  the  place  of  to  be  the  substitute  or  to 
  represent;  as  a  cipher  at  the  left  hand  of  a  figure 
  stands  for  nothing.  ``I  will  not  trouble  myself, 
  whether  these  names  stand  for  the  same  thing  or 
  really  include  one  another.''  --Locke. 
  {To  stand  in},  to  cost.  ``The  same  standeth  them  in  much  less 
  cost.''  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
  The  Punic  wars  could  not  have  stood  the  human  race 
  in  less  than  three  millions  of  the  species.  --Burke. 
  {To  stand  in  hand},  to  conduce  to  one's  interest;  to  be 
  serviceable  or  advantageous. 
  {To  stand  off}. 
  a  To  keep  at  a  distance. 
  b  Not  to  comply. 
  c  To  keep  at  a  distance  in  friendship,  social 
  intercourse,  or  acquaintance. 
  d  To  appear  prominent;  to  have  relief.  ``Picture  is 
  best  when  it  standeth  off  as  if  it  were  carved.'' 
  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
  {To  stand  off  and  on}  (Naut.),  to  remain  near  a  coast  by 
  sailing  toward  land  and  then  from  it 
  {To  stand  on}  (Naut.),  to  continue  on  the  same  tack  or 
  {To  stand  out}. 
  a  To  project;  to  be  prominent.  ``Their  eyes  stand  out 
  with  fatness.''  --Psalm  lxxiii.  7. 
  b  To  persist  in  opposition  or  resistance;  not  to  yield 
  or  comply;  not  to  give  way  or  recede. 
  His  spirit  is  come  in  That  so  stood  out 
  against  the  holy  church.  --Shak. 
  {To  stand  to}. 
  a  To  ply;  to  urge;  to  persevere  in  using.  ``Stand  to 
  your  tackles,  mates,  and  stretch  your  oars.'' 
  b  To  remain  fixed  in  a  purpose  or  opinion.  ``I  will 
  stand  to  it  that  this  is  his  sense.''  --Bp. 
  c  To  abide  by  to  adhere  to  as  to  a  contrast, 
  assertion,  promise,  etc.;  as  to  stand  to  an  award; 
  to  stand  to  one's  word 
  d  Not  to  yield;  not  to  fly;  to  maintain,  as  one's 
  ground.  ``Their  lives  and  fortunes  were  put  in 
  safety,  whether  they  stood  to  it  or  ran  away.'' 
  e  To  be  consistent  with  to  agree  with  as  it  stands 
  to  reason  that  he  could  not  have  done  so 
  f  To  support;  to  uphold.  ``Stand  to  me  in  this  cause.'' 
  {To  stand  together},  to  be  consistent;  to  agree. 
  {To  stand  to  sea}  (Naut.),  to  direct  the  course  from  land. 
  {To  stand  under},  to  undergo;  to  withstand.  --Shak. 
  {To  stand  up}. 
  a  To  rise  from  sitting;  to  be  on  the  feet. 
  b  To  arise  in  order  to  speak  or  act  ``Against  whom 
  when  the  accusers  stood  up  they  brought  none 
  accusation  of  such  things  as  I  supposed.''  --Acts 
  xxv.  18. 
  c  To  rise  and  stand  on  end  as  the  hair. 
  d  To  put  one's  self  in  opposition;  to  contend.  ``Once 
  we  stood  up  about  the  corn.''  --Shak. 
  {To  stand  up  for},  to  defend;  to  justify;  to  support,  or 
  attempt  to  support;  as  to  stand  up  for  the 
  {To  stand  upon}. 
  a  To  concern;  to  interest. 
  b  To  value;  to  esteem.  ``We  highly  esteem  and  stand 
  much  upon  our  birth.''  --Ray. 
  c  To  insist  on  to  attach  much  importance  to  as  to 
  stand  upon  security;  to  stand  upon  ceremony. 
  d  To  attack;  to  assault.  [A  Hebraism]  ``So  I  stood  upon 
  him  and  slew  him.''  --2  Sam.  i.  10. 
  {To  stand  with},  to  be  consistent  with  ``It  stands  with 
  reason  that  they  should  be  rewarded  liberally.''  --Sir  J. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stood  \Stood\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Stand}. 

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