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English definition of “stand”

stand

noun     /stænd/
[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: Both the chairman and chief executive are expected to take the stand in this high-profile fraud case .
→ See also exhibition stand
(Definition of stand noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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