SHOP [C] › a small shop with an open front or a table from which goods are sold: a hot dog stand Visit our stand at the trade fair. SPORT [C] UK (US stands) › a structure in a sports ground where people can stand or sit to watch an event FURNITURE [C] › a piece of furniture for holding things: a music/hat stand
the (witness) stand › (UK also the dock) the place in a law court where people sit or stand when they are being asked questions: The judge asked her to take the stand (= go into the witness stand).
OPINION [C] › an opinion or belief about something, especially if you say it in public: [usually singular] What's the President's stand on gun control?
take a stand › to express your opinion about something publicly: He refuses to take a stand on this issue.
make a stand › to publicly defend something or stop something from happening: It's about time someone made a stand.