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stand by Explained

stand by at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "stand by":
abut, abut on, adjoin, advocate, around, aye, back, back up,
be contiguous, be in contact, be prepared, be ready, border,
border on, butt, champion, clasp, cling to, conjoin, connect,
defend, flank, follow close upon, get behind, get in behind,
go with, guard, guard against, hang about, hover over, huddle, hug,
hug the shore, join, keep close to, lie by, march with, neighbor,
protect, run interference for, safeguard, screen, second, secure,
shield, side with, stand back of, stand behind, stand ready,
stay inshore, stay near, stick by, stick up for, tailgate,
take sides with, verge upon

stand by at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Proximity): be near, adjoin, border upon, verge upon, stand by, approximate, draw near, converge, crowd, place side by side.

Stand by at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stand \Stand\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries.
stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, G. stehen,
Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st[*a], Goth. standan, Russ.
stoiate, L. stare, Gr. ? to cause to stand, ? to stand, Skr.
sth[=a]. [root]163. Cf. {Assist}, {Constant}, {Contrast},
{Desist}, {Destine}, {Ecstasy}, {Exist}, {Interstice},
{Obstacle}, {Obstinate}, {Prest}, n., {Rest} remainder,
{Soltice}, {Stable}, a. & n., {State}, n., {Statute},
{Stead}, {Steed}, {Stool}, {Stud} of horses, {Substance},
1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an
upright or firm position; as:
(a) To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly
erect position; -- opposed to {lie}, {sit}, {kneel},
etc. ``I pray you all, stand up!'' --Shak.
(b) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree
fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its

It stands as it were to the ground yglued.

The ruined wall Stands when its wind worn
battlements are gone. --Byron.

2. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be
situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.

Wite ye not where there stands a little town?

3. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause;
to halt; to remain stationary.

I charge thee, stand, And tell thy name. --Dryden.

The star, which they saw in the east, went before
them, till it came and stood over where the young
child was. --Matt. ii. 9.

4. To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against
tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to
endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or

My mind on its own center stands unmoved. --Dryden.

5. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or
yield; to be safe.

Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall.

6. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be
fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance
or opposition. ``The standing pattern of their
imitation.'' --South.

The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves
together, and to stand for their life. --Esther
viii. 11.

7. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral
rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

We must labor so as to stand with godliness,
according to his appointment. --Latimer.

8. To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a
particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love,
stands first in the rank of gifts.

9. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being;
to be; to consist. ``Sacrifices . . . which stood only in
meats and drinks.'' --Heb. ix. 10.

Accomplish what your signs foreshow; I stand
resigned, and am prepared to go. --Dryden.

Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not
tarry. --Sir W.

10. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing But what
may stand with honor. --Massinger.

11. (Naut.) To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the
shore; to stand for the harbor.

From the same parts of heaven his navy stands.

12. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.

He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the
university. --Walton.

13. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.

Or the black water of Pomptina stands. --Dryden.

14. To measure when erect on the feet.

Six feet two, as I think, he stands. --Tennyson.

15. (Law)
(a) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to
have efficacy or validity; to abide. --Bouvier.
(b) To appear in court. --Burrill.

{Stand by} (Naut.), a preparatory order, equivalent to {Be

{To stand against}, to opposite; to resist.

{To stand by}.
(a) To be near; to be a spectator; to be present.
(b) To be aside; to be aside with disregard. ``In the
interim [we] let the commands stand by neglected.''
--Dr. H. More.
(c) To maintain; to defend; to support; not to desert;
as, to stand by one's principles or party.
(d) To rest on for support; to be supported by.

{To stand corrected}, to be set right, as after an error in a
statement of fact. --Wycherley.

{To stand fast}, to be fixed; to be unshaken or immovable.

{To stand firmly on}, to be satisfied or convinced of.
``Though Page be a secure fool, and stands so firmly on
his wife's frailty.'' --Shak.

{To stand for}.
(a) To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to
maintain, or to profess or attempt to maintain; to
defend. ``I stand wholly for you.'' --Shak.
(b) To be in the place of; to be the substitute or to
represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure
stands for nothing. ``I will not trouble myself,
whether these names stand for the same thing, or
really include one another.'' --Locke.

{To stand in}, to cost. ``The same standeth them in much less
cost.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia).

The Punic wars could not have stood the human race
in less than three millions of the species. --Burke.

{To stand in hand}, to conduce to one's interest; to be
serviceable or advantageous.

{To stand off}.
(a) To keep at a distance.
(b) Not to comply.
(c) To keep at a distance in friendship, social
intercourse, or acquaintance.
(d) To appear prominent; to have relief. ``Picture is
best when it standeth off, as if it were carved.''
--Sir H. Wotton.

{To stand off and on} (Naut.), to remain near a coast by
sailing toward land and then from it.

{To stand on} (Naut.), to continue on the same tack or

{To stand out}.
(a) To project; to be prominent. ``Their eyes stand out
with fatness.'' --Psalm lxxiii. 7.
(b) To persist in opposition or resistance; not to yield
or comply; not to give way or recede.

His spirit is come in, That so stood out
against the holy church. --Shak.

{To stand to}.
(a) To ply; to urge; to persevere in using. ``Stand to
your tackles, mates, and stretch your oars.''
(b) To remain fixed in a purpose or opinion. ``I will
stand to it, that this is his sense.'' --Bp.
(c) To abide by; to adhere to; as to a contrast,
assertion, promise, etc.; as, to stand to an award;
to stand to one's word.
(d) Not to yield; not to fly; to maintain, as one's
ground. ``Their lives and fortunes were put in
safety, whether they stood to it or ran away.''
(e) To be consistent with; to agree with; as, it stands
to reason that he could not have done so.
(f) To support; to uphold. ``Stand to me in this cause.''

{To stand together}, to be consistent; to agree.

{To stand to sea} (Naut.), to direct the course from land.

{To stand under}, to undergo; to withstand. --Shak.

{To stand up}.
(a) To rise from sitting; to be on the feet.
(b) To arise in order to speak or act. ``Against whom,
when the accusers stood up, they brought none
accusation of such things as I supposed.'' --Acts
xxv. 18.
(c) To rise and stand on end, as the hair.
(d) To put one's self in opposition; to contend. ``Once
we stood up about the corn.'' --Shak.

{To stand up for}, to defend; to justify; to support, or
attempt to support; as, to stand up for the

{To stand upon}.
(a) To concern; to interest.
(b) To value; to esteem. ``We highly esteem and stand
much upon our birth.'' --Ray.
(c) To insist on; to attach much importance to; as, to
stand upon security; to stand upon ceremony.
(d) To attack; to assault. [A Hebraism] ``So I stood upon
him, and slew him.'' --2 Sam. i. 10.

{To stand with}, to be consistent with. ``It stands with
reason that they should be rewarded liberally.'' --Sir J.

stand by at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

stand by
v 1: not act or do anything; "He just stood by when the police
beat up the demonstrators"
2: be available or ready for a certain function or service
[syn: {stick around}, {stick about}]
3: be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble";
"The friends stuck together through the war" [syn: {stick
by}, {stick}, {adhere}]

stand by at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » standby



Inter: head » en|verb|phrasal verb|head=to stand by
  • Inter: idiomatic » intransitive To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
    1. : Please stand by for more instructions.
    2. Inter: idiomati » c To remain loyal or faithful to.
    3. : Even though money is scarce sometimes, Ann stands by her decision to be a full-time mother.
    4. To do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.
    5. : I cant simply stand by and watch you ruin your life.''


      * Inter: sense » remain faithful Inter: qualifier » UK|idiomatic go to the wall for someone


      Inter: trans-top » To wait in expectation of some event

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|olla valmiina

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|se tenir prêt
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|esperar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To remain loyal or faithful
    • Finnish: pysyä uskollisena, tukea

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|rester fidèle à, Inter: t+ » fr|maintenir, Inter: t- » fr|s'en tenir à
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kitart

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t- » de|stehen Sie bereit, Inter: t+ » de|bereitstehen
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: esser presente, tener se preste, in reserva

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: fare una pausa
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: astepta
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t- » es|hacer una pausa, Inter: t- » es|en reserva

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs -
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs with particle (by) -
    Translation: et » stand by
    Translation: el » stand by
    Translation: fr » stand by
    Translation: kn » stand by
    Translation: ku » stand by
    Translation: mg » stand by
    Translation: ja » stand by
    Translation: pl » stand by
    Translation: ta » stand by
    Translation: tr » stand by
    Translation: zh » stand by