To rise to an upright position on the feet. To assume or maintain an upright position as specified: stand straight; stand to one side. To maintain an upright position on the feet. To maintain an upright or vertical position on a base or support: The urn stands on a pedestal. To be placed or situated: The building stands at the corner. To remain stable, upright, or intact: The old school still stands. To remain valid, effective, or unaltered: The agreement stands. To be or show a specified figure or amount: The balance stands at $500. To measure a specified height when in an upright position: stands six feet tall. To take up or maintain a specified position, altitude, or course: He stands on his earlier offer. We will stand firm. To be in a position of possible gain or loss: She stands to make a fortune. To be in a specified state or condition: I stand corrected. We stand in awe of the view. To exist in a particular form: Send the message as it now stands. To be at a specified level on or as if on a scale: stands third in her class; stands high in reputation. To come to a stop; remain motionless. To remain stationary or inactive: The car stood in the garage all winter. To remain without flowing or being disturbed; be or become stagnant. Nautical To take or hold a particular course or direction: a ship standing to windward. To be available as a sire. Used of horses. Chiefly British To be a candidate for public office. To cause to stand; place upright. To engage in or encounter: stand battle. To resist successfully; withstand: stand the test of time; will not stand close examination. To put up with patiently or resolutely; bear: can't stand the heat. See Synonyms at bear1. To submit to or undergo: stand trial.