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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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What's unusual about Burroughs, however, is his ability to stand back and observe his own life--he's also the author of Running With Scissors, the harrowing yet hilarious account of his extremely traumatic childhood--without succumbing to sentimentality or dispensing trite recovery homilies.
"How can we, black people of America, who have suffered so much under the iron heel of progress, stand back and allow people to starve and die as silently and unheralded as our own ancestors did on those slave ships so many years ago?
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The question is how quickly we can get it back onto the national radar." O'Sullivan agrees: We can't stand back and wait on this issue.
The Anglican Journal is editorially independent precisely because the church needs and wants a voice that can stand back and, sometimes, be critical.
We have to stand back sometimes and try to be aware of where it is leading us in our personal lives.
Such a move sends a clear signal to the region's leaders: Stand back and let us get things done the old way.
This is your opportunity to stand back with an objective eye and evaluate yourself the way a coach would.
Court of Appeals had reached out for the case prior to Judge Jackson's ruling it will now stand back and wait for a Supreme Court decision on whether to hear the case directly, or send it back to the USCA for further briefing and decision.
Once that's accomplished, a scientist can stand back and let the body take over.