of fact. Wycherley. To stand fast, to be fixed; to be unshaken or immovable. To stand firmly
on, to be satisfied or convinced of. "Though Page be a secure fool, and stands so firmly on his wife's
frailty." Shak. To stand for. (a) To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to maintain, or to
profess or attempt to maintain; to defend. "I stand wholly for you." Shak. (b) To be in the place of; to
be the substitute or to represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure stands for nothing. "I will not
trouble myself, whether these names stand for the same thing, or really include one another." Locke.
To stand in, to cost. "The same standeth them in much less cost." Robynson
The Punic wars could not have stood the human race in less than three millions of the species.Burke.
To stand in hand, to conduce to one's interest; to be serviceable or advantageous. To stand
off. (a) To keep at a distance. (b) Not to comply. (c) To keep at a distance in friendship, social intercourse,
or acquaintance. (d) To appear prominent; to have relief. "Picture is best when it standeth off, as if
it were carved." Sir H. Wotton. To stand off and on (Naut.), to remain near a coast by sailing
toward land and then from it. To stand on (Naut.), to continue on the same tack or course. To
stand out. (a) To project; to be prominent. "Their eyes stand out with fatness." Psalm lxxiii. 7. (b) To
persist in opposition or resistance; not to yield or comply; not to give way or recede.
His spirit is come in,Shak.
That so stood out against the holy church.
To stand to. (a) To ply; to urge; to persevere in using. "Stand to your tackles, mates, and stretch
your oars." Dryden. (b) To remain fixed in a purpose or opinion. "I will stand to it, that this is his sense."
Bp. Stillingfleet. (c) To abide by; to adhere to; as to a contrast, assertion, promise, etc.; as, to stand to
an award; to stand to one's word. (d) Not to yield; not to fly; to maintain, as one's ground. "Their lives
and fortunes were put in safety, whether they stood to it or ran away." Bacon. (e) To be consistent
with; to agree with; as, it stands to reason that he could not have done so. (f) To support; to uphold.
"Stand to me in this cause." Shak. To stand together, to be consistent; to agree. To stand to
sea (Naut.), to direct the course from land. To stand under, to undergo; to withstand. Shak.
To stand up. (a) To rise from sitting; to be on the feet. (b) To arise in order to speak or act. "Against
whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed." Acts
xxv. 18. (c) To rise and stand on end, as the hair. (d) To put one's self in opposition; to contend. "Once
we stood up about the corn." Shak. - - To stand up for, to defend; to justify; to support, or attempt to
support; as, to stand up for the administration. To stand upon. (a) To concern; to interest. (b) To
value; to esteem. "We highly esteem and stand much upon our birth." Ray. (c) To insist on; to attach
much importance to; as, to stand upon security; to stand upon ceremony. (d) To attack; to assault. [A
Hebraism] "So I stood upon him, and slew him." 2 Sam. i. 10. To stand with, to be consistent
with. "It stands with reason that they should be rewarded liberally." Sir J. Davies.
(Stand) v. t.
1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. "Love stood the siege." Dryden.
He stood the furious foe.Pope.
3. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
Bid him disband his legions, . . .Addison.
And stand the judgment of a Roman senate.
4. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
5. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat. [Colloq.] Thackeray.