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noun stand pronunciation in American English /stænd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] an attitude or opinion about something, especially one that you state publicly
    stand on:

    I couldn’t vote for them because of their stand on social issues.

    take a stand (on something) (=state your opinion clearly):

    The president has not taken a stand on this issue.

  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] a determined attempt to oppose someone or something that you consider to be wrong
    stand against:

    support for their stand against racism

    take/make a stand (against someone/something):

    He must take a firm stand against extremists in his party.

  3. 4
    [countable] an object or a piece of furniture used for holding, supporting, or storing something

    an umbrella stand

    a cake/mike stand

  4. 5
    [singular] the part of a court of law where people stand to answer lawyersquestions. The usual British word is witness box.
  5. 6
    [countable] [often plural] a part of a sports stadium where people sit or stand to watch a game or event


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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