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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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If a brilliant leader comes forward we should all be prepared to stand aside and support them for the benefit of the town.
Anyone else in a public position faced with such a criminal charge would stand aside from their position and then if cleared be able to return to that position.
"John Terry should stand aside as captain until the case is resolved, and any doubt either way removed," tweeted Damian Collins MP, a member of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
He was unable to stand aside from the case because the law requires his consent before certain charges are brought and because he is the only figure accountable to Parliament for the actions of the Crown Prosecution Service.
to recognize the evil of "Christianophobia"; he is not prepared to stand aside while Judaism and Islam receive special attention there, while Christianity is abused.
Commenting on the report an opposition Conservative Party spokesman said: "If he's so unhappy that he's writing books he should stand aside for someone who takes voters' concerns and Parliament more seriously," the Birmingham Evening Mail reported.
Until we have absorbed these lessons, though, perhaps the best we can do in our own interest is to ask our great men, beginning with the present chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, to desist from showing us how clever or determined they are, to stand aside and let the market sort out its mischief all by itself, without the intervention of the heavy, foolish, and far from invisible hand of government.
Taking Sunstein's views to their logical conclusion, if The New York Times doesn't print what the government or some favored group wants (all in the name of fostering a "deliberative democracy," of course), then the government may well stand aside and not enforce any of the newspaper's property rights when a group of thugs confiscates whole editions of the Times with which it disagrees.
The Scottish Labour Party confirmed Mr Rowley would "stand aside" after a former partner told the Scottish Sun newspaper that their relationship "felt like emotional blackmail and abuse".
They may be the ones more accustomed to taking applause and basking in the limelight, but when the stars come out for the Pride Of Britain Awards they are more than happy to stand aside as the ordinary heroes get their ovations.
A retired teacher posting on the Walkhighlands website said: "The existence of the naked rambler of the Ochils was first brought to my attention by a Dumyat regular, who said he had to stand aside to let him pass at a very narrow point on the path up from Menstrie.
The former minister said he would be advising members on the Energy and Climate Change Committee that he should temporarily stand aside while the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner carried out his inquiry.