ETYM As. stand. Related to Stand.
1. The position where a thing or person stands.
2. An interruption of normal activity; SYN. standstill, tie-up.
3. A defensive effort.
4. A stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance.
5. A structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade); SYN. stands.
6. A small table for holding articles of various kinds.
7. A growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area.