• Noun: a support or foundation; example: "the base of the lamp"
• Noun: the position where a thing or person stands
• Noun: a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; example: "they cut down a stand of trees"
• Noun: a small table for holding articles of various kinds; example: "a bedside stand"
• Noun: a support for displaying various articles; example: "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
• Noun: an interruption of normal activity
• Noun: a mental position from which things are viewed; examples: "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians", "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
• Noun: a booth where articles are displayed for sale
• Noun: a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; example: "a one-night stand"
• Noun: tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
• Noun: a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
• Noun: a defensive effort; example: "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
• Verb: be standing; be upright; example: "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
• Verb: be in some specified state or condition; example: "I stand corrected"
• Verb: occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; example: "We stand on common ground"
• Verb: hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; example: "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
• Verb: have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; example: "Where do you stand on the War?"
• Verb: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; examples: "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"
• Verb: remain inactive or immobile; example: "standing water"
• Verb: be in effect; be or remain in force; example: "The law stands!"
• Verb: be tall; have a height of; copula; example: "She stands 6 feet tall"
• Verb: put into an upright position; example: "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
• Verb: withstand the force of something; examples: "The trees resisted her", "stand the test of time", "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
• Verb: be available for stud services; example: "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
It is not easy to stand up against your constituents or your friends or colleagues or your community and take a tough stand for something you believe is right. Because you always want to keep working and live to fight another battle and it might cost you your career.
I want my candidacy for the presidency of the United States to stand for a moment when we the people, stand once again for the independence from a government that has gotten too big and spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberties.
It's time to replace career politicians with citizen's politicians. It's time to elect people who are going to stand up to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat.