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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]