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stand

1. a stall, booth, or counter from which goods may be sold
2. an exhibition area in a trade fair
3. Cricket an extended period at the wicket by two batsmen
4. a growth of plants in a particular area, esp trees in a forest or a crop in a field
5. a stop made by a touring theatrical company, pop group, etc., to give a performance (esp in the phrase one-night stand)
6. (of a gun dog) the act of pointing at game

Stand

 

a section of forest, natural or artificial in origin, that includes trees, shrubs, and various forest plants. There are various types of stands, consisting of groups of trees and other forest components having features characteristic of the given section (origin, kinds of trees, form, density, age, forest type, quality).


Stand

 

an inclined support on which music is placed. Stands in front of musicians who play the same part in the orchestra, for example, the first violins, are designated by consecutive numbers (first stand, second stand, third stand, and so on). The concertmaster and his assistant sit behind the first stand.

stand

[stand]
(ecology)
A group of plants, distinguishable from adjacent vegetation, which is generally uniform in species composition, age, and condition.
(forestry)
The amount of standing timber per unit area; usually expressed in terms of volume.
(metallurgy)
A set of rolls used in a metal-rolling process.
(oceanography)
The interval at high or low water when there is no appreciable change in the height of the tide. Also known as tidal stand.
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Under these circumstances, I believe this is now an appropriate time for me to indicate my intention to stand down as an MP allthebestwhenIat the next general election.
Stand Down is the military term for a safe haven respite from combat for battle-weary troops -- a time to rest and recuperate from the horrors of war.
Normally, a squadron under transition to a new aircraft would stand down from normal operations for a period of time.
I think it is very important that India and Pakistan stand down during our activities in Afghanistan -- stand down, for that matter, forever,'' Bush said.
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