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The location in a courtroom where the parties and witnesses offer their testimony. To appear in court; to submit to the jurisdiction of the court.

To stand trial, for example, means to try, or be tried on, a particular issue in a particular court.


(Position), noun attitude, belief, bent, bias, inclination, leaning, opinion, outlook, point of view, position, slant, standpoint, vantage point, view, viewpoint


(Witness' place in court), noun booth, box, place, platform, position, post, stall, station, witness box, witness stand
See also: bear, belief, desist, endure, halt, last, lie, opine, opinion, outlook, remain, resist, resistance, rest, stay, suffer, thesis, tolerate, withstand

TO STAND. To abide by a thing; to submit to a decision; to comply with an agreement; to have validity, as the judgment must stand.

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One to function as a stand and the other one as an earbud detangler.
stand out : to be easily seen or recognized <Two members of the bodyguard did stand out from the others.
It's a very successful program,'' said Clare Hope, chairwoman of the Ventura County Stand Down, who said it usually draws more than 100 participants from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
For this reason, a system of steps, rope or rigid ladder is necessary for climbing up and down from a stand that is left in the tree.
There are thousands of vectors for the disease spores, but the stand may have been a victim of its own fame.
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I believe he didn't notice me because he was focused on the does, and the ladder stand was hung in the tree months before I sat in it, giving the deer time to acclimate to the stand.
I think we're making a difference with each of these events,'' said Steve Baker, executive director of the Grace Resource Center food bank in Lancaster and Stand Down co- chairman.
Architecture is stressful and difficult and wonderful no matter what project you are doing, so in a way, I don't see that there is a great difference between working for a private developer and doing government work," Stand explains.