(Stanch), v. t. To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
His gathered sticks to stanch the wallEmerson.
Of the snow tower when snow should fall.
(Stan"chel) n. A stanchion.
(Stanch"er) n. One who, or that which, stanches, or stops, the flowing, as of blood.
(Stan"chion) n. [OF. estanson, estançon, F. étançon, from OF. estance a stay,
a prop, from L. stans, stantis, standing, p. pr. of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Stanza.] [Written
1. (Arch.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.
2. (Naut.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.
3. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.
1. Incapable of being stanched, or stopped.
2. Unquenchable; insatiable. [Obs.] Shak.
(Stanch"ly), adv. In a stanch manner.
(Stanch"ness), n. The quality or state of being stanch.
(Stand) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stood ; p. pr. & vb. n. Standing.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin
to OFries. stonda, stan, D. staan, OS. standan, stan, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw.
stå, Goth. standan, Russ. stoiate, L. stare, Gr. to cause to stand, to stand, Skr. stha. &radic163.
Cf. Assist, Constant, Contrast, Desist, Destine, Ecstasy, Exist, Interstice, Obstacle, Obstinate,
Prest, n., Rest remainder, Soltice, Stable, a. & n., State, n., Statute, Stead, Steed, Stool, Stud
of horses, Substance, System.]
1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position; as: (a) To be supported on
the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc. "I pray you all, stand
up!" Shak. (b) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree fixed by the roots, or a building resting
on its foundation.
It stands as it were to the ground yglued.Chaucer.
The ruined wallByron.
Stands when its wind worn battlements are gone.
2. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.
Wite ye not where there stands a little town?Chaucer.
3. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.
I charge thee, stand,Dryden.
And tell thy name.
The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young
child was.Matt. ii. 9.