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An example use of stand in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… ansprach in beiden fällen stand der lkw …”

meanings of stand


  1. To undergo; withstand; hold up.
  2. (of tears) To be present, to have welled up (in the eyes).
  3. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  4. To be positioned to gain or lose.
  5. To cover the expense of; to pay for.
  6. To appear in court.
  7. To support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
  8. To stop asking for more cards; to keep one's hand as it has been dealt so far.
  9. (heading) To position or be positioned physically.
  10. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  11. To remain without ruin or injury.
  12. (heading) To position or be positioned socially.
  13. To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
  14. (heading) To position or be positioned mentally.
  15. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  16. To remain motionless.
  17. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  18. To be placed in an upright or vertical orientation.
  19. To seek election.
  20. To place in an upright or standing position.
  21. To act as an umpire.
  22. To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation.
  23. To measure when erect on the feet.
  24. Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).
  25. To be valid.
  26. To tolerate.
  27. To oppose, usually as a team, in competition.
  28. To occupy or hold a place; to be set, placed, fixed, located, or situated.


  1. The act of standing.
  2. The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.
  3. A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.
  4. A period of performance in a given location or venue.
  5. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
  6. A defensive position or effort.
  7. 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.
  8. A partnership.
  9. A single set, as of arms.
  10. 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.
  11. Rank; post; station; standing.
  12. A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.
  13. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait.
  14. A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch.
  15. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
  16. Grandstand. (often in the plural).
  17. A state of perplexity or embarrassment.
  18. A location or position where one may stand.
  19. A device to hold something upright or aloft.
  20. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.

stand frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word stand occurs in german on average 237.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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