Translation of "stand" - English-German dictionary


verb /stӕnd/ (past tense, past participle stood /stud/)

to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying

His leg was so painful that he could hardly stand
After the storm, few trees were left standing.

(often with up) to rise to the feet

He pushed back his chair and stood up
Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.

to remain motionless

The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.

to remain unchanged

This law still stands.

to be in or have a particular place

There is now a factory where our house once stood.

to be in a particular state, condition or situation

As matters stand, we can do nothing to help
How do you stand financially?

to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc

He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.

to put in a particular position, especially upright

He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.

to undergo or endure

He will stand (his) trial for murder
I can’t stand her rudeness any longer.

to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person)

Let me stand you a drink!
take the stand

to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify

eine Aussage vor Gericht machen
The witness was asked to take the stand.
standing adjective


The general’s standing orders must be obeyed.
stand-by noun (plural stand-bys)

readiness for action

die Reserve
Two fire-engines went directly to the fire, and a third was on stand-by (= ready to go if ordered).

something that can be used in an emergency etc

der Ersatz
Fruit is a good stand-by when children get hungry between meals.
stand-in noun

a person who takes someone else’s job etc for a temporary period, especially in making films

das Double
The actress refused to do a nude scene in the film so they used a stand-in instead.
standing-room noun

space for standing only, not sitting

der Stehplatz
There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone’s hair stand on end

to frighten someone very greatly

die Haare zu Berge stehen lassen
The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside

to move to one side or withdraw out of someone’s way

beiseite treten
He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back

to move backwards or away

A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by

to watch something happening without doing anything

daneben stehen
I couldn’t just stand by while he was hitting the child.

to be ready to act

The police are standing by in case of trouble.

to support; to stay loyal to

zur Seite stehen
She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down

to withdraw eg from a contest

After thescandal he was forced to stand down as a presdential candidate.
stand fast/firm

to refuse to yield.

hart bleiben
stand for

to be a candidate for election to

He stood for Parliament.

to be an abbreviation for

HQ stands for Headquarters.

to represent

stehen für
I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.

to tolerate

sich gefallen lassen
I won’t stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in

to take another person’s place, job etc for a time

The leading actor was ill and another actor stood in for him.
stand on one’s own (two) feet

to manage one’s own affairs without help

auf eigenen Füßen stehen
He soon learned how to stand on his own two feet.
stand out

to be noticeable

She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.

to go on resisting or to refuse to yield

The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over

to supervise closely

I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for

to support or defend

eintreten für
She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to

to show resistance to

sich widersetzen
He stood up to the bigger boys who tried to bully him
These chairs have stood up to very hard use.

(Translation of “stand” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)