stand up

Definitions

  • Gluing-Up a Four-Legged Stand
    Gluing-Up a Four-Legged Stand
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stand up defend against attack or criticism "He stood up for his friend","She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"
    • v stand up refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
    • v stand up be standing; be upright "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
    • v stand up put into an upright position "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
    • v stand up rise to one's feet "The audience got up and applauded"
    • v stand up rise up as in fear "The dog's fur bristled","It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
    • v stand up resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. "Her shoes won't hold up","This theory won't hold water"
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"Why, there stands Pa, and he wants me to git up and go with him." "Why, there stands Pa, and he wants me to git up and go with him."
She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day
    • Stand up to rise from a sitting posture
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Quotations

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    “People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up.”
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    “If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat.”
  • Lord Harold Caccia
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    “If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
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    “Someone has to stand up for wimps.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up...”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. standan; Goth. standan, Ger. stehen; cf. Gr. histanai, to place, L. stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

You stand up there against the twee, and I'll make good shots.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
He was standing up with the baler still in his hand.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
But I 'ad the 'art to stand up agin' them Yankees.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
Now I am going to stand up as Gordon Craig, and fight it out for you.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
Stand up straight and let me brush your coat.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Barny Bradagh, I'll thank you to stand up, if you plase, an' his Reverence to the fore, Barny.
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
The Grand Stand was formed of Sussex wains drawn up end to end; and the Paddock was just roped off.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
I'm tired of standing up.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
Want to hear me stand up in front of the class and say them?
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
But Tom only gazed with bleared eyes at the fire, and tried to stand up straight.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
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In poetry:

Stand up and bless the Lord;
The Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless His glorious Name;
Henceforth forevermore.
"Stand Up and Bless the Lord" by James Montgomery
Stand up and bless the Lord
Ye people of His choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God
With heart and soul and voice.
"Stand Up and Bless the Lord" by James Montgomery
Upon my promise rest thy hope,
And keep my love in view;
I stand engaged to hold thee up,
And guide thee safely through.
"Peter Walking Upon The Water" by John Newton
Better in bitterest agony to lie,
Before Thy throne,
Than through much increase to be lifted up on high,
And stand alone.
"Better And Best" by John Oxenham
He stands in haste; he cannot stop;
Home to his God he fares:
"Go tell my brothers I go up
To my Father, mine and theirs."
"Mary Magdalene" by George MacDonald
'I would that there were any grass-green grave
Where I might stand and say, "Here lies my Love;"
And sigh, and look down to him, thro' the Earth.
And look up, thro' the clearing skies, and smile.'
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Giving In for Peace, and Standing Up to Your Own.
'And I'll gladly stand up.'.
The first three previews have been canceled so Pacino can promote his new film "Stand Up Guys".
Craig Ferguson's stand-up act is up to par, but about that golf game .
Thomas Calvert performs at Jerusalem Hookah's stand-up open mic night.
So much for standing up to the big, bad government.
Edinboro must stand up against IUP's ground attack .
Tiles and cards are sturdy and made to stand up to hours and hours of play.
In Adam Shankman's adaptation of 'Hairspray,' a screwloose premise underscores one eminently sane message: sometimes, it's fun to stand up for who you really are.
Donald Glover is doing stand up, Joel McHale is hosting 'Talk Soup' on E.
The Colorado Corrections Department learned a number of lessons from standing up its in-cell services program.
Pablo Francisco Special at Stand Up Live Nov 21.
You gotta stand up for your friends, and for yourself.
Would Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' stand up to the critics in today's cynical age.
The South African comic-turned-movie-actor is a fully trained doctor, but it's his Indian heritage and Muslim faith that provide the basis for his stand-up material.
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In science:

This means, that to the second order O(e2) the physical electron mass is, up to a finite part, equal to the bare electron mass, that stands in the free (canonical) Hamiltonian.
Exact renormalization group analysis in Hamiltonian theory: I. QED Hamiltonian on the light front
In other words, the system stands to gain energy by such lattice deformations that render it dimerized with alternate weaker and stronger bonds between up and down spins on neighboring sites.
Spin-Peierls Dimerization of a s=1/2 Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on Square Lattice
Suppose that theorist T, standing outside the box of Fig. 2, has used family E2 , (4.8), to make a prediction, and experimentalist E has set up the apparatus to test it using the arrangement in Fig. 2(c).
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility
Let ˜S = S#CP2 denote its blow-up and let E stand for the cohomology class of the exceptional divisor.
Basic classes for four-manifolds not of simple type
Such languages, due to their interpreted and dynamic nature, stand up well to the tasks of exploratory programming, prototyping, and configuration of component-based applications.
LuaJava - A Scripting Tool for Java
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