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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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4 : to be in a specified place <Their house stands on the hill.
C in Eucharist stands for Christ Jesus, totally truly present.
We empower people to stand up against their own oppression," says Laura Montgomery Rutt, a Soulforce spokeswoman.
The Greens offered people something they weren't getting elsewhere, an unapologetic statement of what they stand for: more environmental controls on businesses and the populace, higher taxes on the wealthy to help the poor.
At age four, while being treated at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford, Alex came up with the idea of running a lemonade stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Like the people who occupy them, tree stands come in all shapes and sizes -- from compact portable platform strap-ons, which the hunter or photographer must set up once the desired height is reached, to sophisticated tree climbers which occupants can move up and down in a simple scissor-like motion.
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I was surprised to discover ladder stands are more popular than I thought.
Edwards' rocket laboratory contains two-thirds of the nation's high-thrust rocket test stands, as well as facilities for testing satellite propulsion systems, propellant formulation laboratories and manufacturing labs.
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However, Schudde added that aircraft like the Joint Strike Fighter use vectored thrust and can't be tested on these horizontal stands.
Gessat contemporary stands are constructed of combinations of three different types of materials: metal, aluminum and plastic.