stand

stand
I. stand stand 1 [stænd] verb stood PTandPP [stʊd]
1. [intransitive] to be at a particular level or amount:
stand at

• Inflation currently stands at 4%.

• Your bank balance currently stands at £720.92.

2. [intransitive] to be in, stay in, or get into a particular state:

• The law, as it stood, favoured the developers.

• I don't see a serious challenge to London as a financial centre as things stand currently.

• The committee stands divided (= disagrees completely ) on this issue.

• There are currently 65 industrial premises standing empty.

3. [intransitive] to continue to exist, be correct, or be valid:

• The court of appeal has ruled that the conviction should stand.

4. stand pat informal to refuse to change a decision, plan etc:
stand pat on

• Harry's standing pat on his decision to fire Janice.

5. where somebody stands someone's opinion about something, or the official rule about something:
where somebody stands on

• The voters want to know where the President stands on taxes.

6. stand trial LAW to be brought to a court of law to have your case examined and judged:
stand trial for

• The two men stood trial for allegedly attempting to receive stolen property.

7. stand bail LAW to pay money as a promise that someone will return to court to be judged
8. stand accused LAW to be the person in a court of law who is being judged for a crime:
stand accused of

• He now stands accused by the city council of serious mismanagement of the museum's financial affairs.

9. stand to gain/​lose/​win etc to be likely to do or have something:

• We stand to make a lot of money from the merger.

10. [intransitive] to try to become elected to a parliament, board of directors etc:
stand for

• He will not be standing for election as vice president this year.

• Who's standing for the Democrats in the 44th district?

11. stand or fall by/​on to depend on something for success:

• A product will stand or fall by its quality.

stand down phrasal verb [intransitive]
to agree to leave your position or stop trying to be elected, so that someone else can have a chance:

• I'm prepared to stand down in favor of a younger candidate.

stand in phrasal verb [intransitive] HUMAN RESOURCES
to temporarily do someone else's job:
stand in for

• Can you stand in for Meg while she's on vacation?

  [m0] II. stand stand 2 noun
1. [countable] MARKETING a small structure for selling or showing things:

• Come by our stand at the exhibition and see the new products.

exhiˈbition ˌstand [countable] MARKETING
a structure used at an exhibition for showing pictures and examples of a company's products, and where sales people can talk to customers about their products:

• Make sure there is plenty of space between exhibition stands.

2. [countable usually singular] a position or opinion that you state firmly and publicly:

• He did not take a stand on the proposed regulations.

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Ⅰ.
stand UK US /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
[I] to be in a particular state or situation: »

As things stand, the existing rules are not working in favour of competition.

»

Office blocks all over the city are standing empty.

»

They stand accused of backdating stock options to coincide with the lowest possible share price.

»

stand divided/united

[I] to be at or reach a particular level: stand at sth »

The country's national debt stands at $55 billion.

[I] UK POLITICS to compete in a election for an official position: »

She's decided to stand for re-election.

»

He was persuaded to stand against the party leader in the upcoming election.

[I] to have a particular opinion on something: stand on sth »

Where does the party stand on immigration?

[I] if an offer, a decision, or a record still stands, it still exists and has not been changed: »

They have not made a second bid for the company but their original offer still stands.

»

The commission declared that the election results should stand.

stand a chance (of doing sth) — Cf. stand a chance of doing sth
stand bail (for sb) — Cf. stand bail for sb
stand or fall by/on sth — Cf. stand or fall on sth
stand pat (on sth) — Cf. stand pat on sth
stand the test of time — Cf. stand the test of time
stand to do sth — Cf. stand to do sth
stand trial — Cf. stand trial
Ⅱ.
stand UK US /stænd/ noun
[C] COMMERCE, MARKETING a table or structure where someone can sell or advertise their products or services: »

There were street vendors selling ice cream and hot dogs from their stands.

»

Over 100 charities will have stands at this year's exhibition.

[C, usually singular] someone's opinion, especially when they make it public: sb's stand on sth »

What's their stand on environmental issues?

a stand against/for sth »

Mr Williams said his organization's stand against the new development would not change.

»

his outspoken stand for human rights

take/make a stand »

We decided to take a stand against the proposed changes to the law.

[S] LAW WITNESS STAND(Cf. ↑witness stand): »

Both the chairman and chief executive are expected to take the stand in this high-profile fraud case.

See also EXHIBITION STAND(Cf. ↑exhibition stand)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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