Military. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce:
a stand-down for the Christmas holidays.
a work stoppage or layoff.
noun 1. a person who stands, as a passenger in a train, a spectator at a theater, etc., either because all the seats are taken or because standing room is cheaper than a seat. noun 1. a person who stands, esp when there are no vacant seats stand
noun 1. a rigid or unyielding position.
noun 1. (journalism) an introductory paragraph in an article, printed in larger or bolder type or in capitals, which summarizes the article
- Stand guard
Watch over, act as a lookout, as in We’ll climb the tree and get the apples if Josh will stand guard, or There’s a parking space; stand guard while I make a U-turn and get to it. This term alludes to the military defense of posting guards to watch for the enemy.