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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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The police should have used baton charges, horses, dogs and even fired plastic bullets to restore order (most of them tactics used against miners fighting for their jobs who were not rioting), but standing back and doing nothing escalated the situation.
They denied safety concerns, arguing that nobody was suggesting a return to the terraces of old and that European examples had shown that "safe standing" areas could be a success Several delegates spoke passionately in favour of bringing standing back, with MEP Sharon Bowles saying it was about "culture, atmosphere and participation".
But such tactful standing back does not always sit well with the demands of investors and the bureaucracies of planning (as Frank Duffy once remarked 'Clauses are killing our cities' (3)).