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noun     stand pronunciation in British English
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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.

  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

  5. 5
    [countable] [often plural] a part of a sports stadium where people sit or stand to watch a match or event
  6. 6
    [singular] mainly American the part of a court of law where people stand to answer lawyersquestions. The usual British word is witness box.
  7. 7
    [countable] [usually singular] the period during which a particular pair of batsmen play together in a cricket match, or the total number of runs that they make together
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