(heading) To position or be positioned physically. (heading) To position or be positioned mentally. (heading) To position or be positioned socially. (intransitive, nautical) Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.). (intransitive, copulative) To remain without ruin or injury. (card games) To stop asking for more cards; to keep one's hand as it has been dealt so far. The act of standing. A defensive position or effort. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition. A period of performance in a given location or venue. A device to hold something upright or aloft. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box. A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs. (forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit. A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait. (US, dated) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc. (sports) Grandstand. (often in the plural) (cricket) A partnership. (military, plural often stand) A single set, as of arms. (obsolete) Rank; post; station; standing. (dated) A state of perplexity or embarrassment. A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree. (obsolete) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch. A location or position where one may stand.