Meaning of “stand” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /stænd/
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


a piece of furniture for holding things:

a music/hat stand
the (witness) stand

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).

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.

(Definition of “stand noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)