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noun stand pronunciation in British 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): The Prime Minister must take a firm stand against extremists in his party.
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  3. 3
    [countable] a large table or temporary structure used for selling things, especially food or drink
    a hot-dog stand
    1. a.
      a large table at an exhibition where an organization offers information, goods, or services
      the Porsche stand at the recent Paris show
  4. 4
    [countable] an object or a piece of furniture used for holding, supporting, or storing something
    a cake/mike stand
    an umbrella stand



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