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Pronunciation of Stands: Learn how to pronounce Stands in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word stand:

verb (past and past participle stood /stʊd/)
1 [no object, usually with adverbial of place] have or maintain an upright position, supported by one’s feet:
Lionel stood in the doorway
she stood still, heart hammering
rise to one’s feet:
the two men stood up and shook hands
[no object, with adverbial of direction] move somewhere in an upright position:
she stood aside to let them enter
[with object and adverbial of place] place or set in an upright or specified position:
don’t stand the plant in direct sunlight
2 [no object, with adverbial of place] (of an object, building, or settlement) be situated in a particular place or position:
the town stood on a hill
the hotel stands in three acres of gardens
(of a building or other vertical structure) remain upright and entire rather than fall into ruin or be destroyed:
after the storms only one house was left standing
remain valid or unaltered:
my decision stands
he won 31 caps-a record which stood for 42 years
(especially of a vehicle) remain stationary:
the train now standing at platform 3
(of a liquid) collect and remain motionless:
soil where water stands in winter
(especially of food) rest without disturbance, typically so as to infuse or marinate:
pour boiling water over the fruit and leave it to stand for 5 minutes
[no object, with adverbial of direction] (of a ship) remain on a specified course:
the ship was standing north
3 [no object, with complement] be in a specified state or condition:
since mother’s death the house had stood empty
sorry, darling—I stand corrected
adopt a particular attitude towards a matter or issue:
students should consider where they stand on this issue
be of a specified height:
Sampson was a small man, standing 5 ft 4 in tall
(stand at) be at (a particular level or value):
the budget stood at £2,000 million per annum
[no object, with infinitive] be in a situation where one is likely to do something:
investors stood to lose heavily
act in a specified capacity:
he stood security for the government’s borrowings
(also stand at stud) [no object] (of a stallion) be available for breeding.
4 [with object and often modal] withstand (an experience or test) without being damaged:
small, stable boats that could stand the punishment of heavy seas
will your cooker stand the strain of the festive season?
[with modal and usually negative] informal be able to endure or tolerate:
I can’t stand the way Mum talks to him
I can’t stand brandy
5 [no object] British be a candidate in an election:
he stood for parliament in 1968
6 [no object] act as umpire in a cricket match.
7 [usually with two objects] provide (food or drink) for (someone) at one’s own expense:
somebody in the bar would stand him a coffee
1 [usually in singular] an attitude towards a particular issue:
the party’s tough stand on immigration
his traditionalist stand
a determined effort to resist or fight for something:
this was not the moment to make a stand for independence
we have to take a stand against racism
an act of holding one’s ground against or halting to resist an opposing force:
Custer’s legendary last stand
Cricketanother term for partnership.
they shared a second-wicket stand of 135
2a rack, base, or piece of furniture for holding, supporting, or displaying something:
a microphone stand
a small stall or booth in a street, market, or public building from which goods are sold:
a hot-dog stand
chiefly British an upright structure on which an organization displays promotional material at an exhibition:
stands exhibiting new wines
a raised platform for a band, orchestra, or speaker.
3the place where someone typically stands or sits:
she took her stand in front of the desks
a place where vehicles, typically taxis, wait for passengers:
a taxi stand
the terminal’s facilities include additional aircraft parking stands
(also witness stand) a witness box:
Sergeant Harris took the stand
4a large raised tiered structure for spectators, typically at a sporting venue:
United’s manager watched from the stands
5 [usually in singular] a cessation from motion or progress:
the train drew to a stand by the signal box
the mean sea level at a particular period in the past.
the state of the tide at high or low water when there is little change in water level.
each halt made on a touring theatrical production to give one or more performances.
6a group of growing plants of a specified kind, especially trees:
a stand of poplars
7South African a plot of land.
[perhaps from Afrikaans standplaas ‘standing place’]