stand up


  • 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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    “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
    Lord Harold Caccia
    “If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “Someone has to stand up for wimps.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “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
    “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...”


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


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
Up on the Platform you didn't even use energy to stand up!
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Rise and stand up I must.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
That's what 'the Bull' wants; he wants a fellow who's not afraid of him to stand up against him.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Make em stand up on uh stump en bid em offen dere jes lak dey wuz hoss.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
The men were standing up now and looking curiously toward those dense woods.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
He ran up-stairs three steps to the jump, and when he reached his room he did a war dance and ended by standing on his head.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
We didn't sit down, but talked standing up.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Let's agree that whichever of us Eureka's it first stands up and shouts the word far across the sea.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Then Tom, standing up again, halloed, the rest of the party joining him.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
He introduced himself to the mate, who was standing up in the boat, as Utatee, the chief of the island.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston

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.

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
The letters U and D here stand for “up” and “down”.
SL(2) and z-measures
Q stands for the quark SU (2)L doublets, U (D) for up-type (down-type) quark SU (2)L singlets and ξ U , ξD are 3 × 3 non-diagonal matrices (in family space) that parametrize the strength of the FCNC vertices in the neutral Higgs sector.
Width Effects on Near Threshold Decays of the Top Quark t-> cWW,cZZ and of Neutral Higgs Bosons
D2 σ(Eν ) φ(Eν ), where the effective number of targets available in the detector is N (E+ ) = Ntη(E+ ) as a function of visible (positron) energy, in which Nt stands for the number of free-proton targets weighted with the up-time fraction of the detector and η(E+ ) is the detector efficiency function.
Neutrino Spectrum from SN 1987A and from Cosmic Supernovae
Descriptions of the various calculations At leading order (LO), hadronic WW+jet production receives contributions from the partonic processes q ¯q → W +W −g , qg → W +W − q , and ¯qg → W +W − ¯q , where q stands for up- or down-type quarks.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
In addition to the availability of stand-alone codes, several software environments have been created that contain various tools to set up initial conditions, run simulations, and analyze and visualize their results.
Gravitational N-body Simulations
On resonance, an electromagnetic standing wave pattern is set up inside the cavity.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems
N (t) = ♯{tj with 0 < tj ≤ t} where ♯ stands for the number of elements of a set. • History: The history, Ht , consists of the variates determined up to and including time t that are necessary to describe the evolution of the counting process.
On Goodness of Fit Tests For Models of Neuronal Spike Trains Considered as Counting Processes
This resolves a long-standing problem in their hydrodynamical modeling and opens up new exciting possibilities for using simulations to investigate their properties and their co-evolution with central supermassive BHs.
Simulations of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters and groups
Finally, ∝ stands for equality up to additive and multiplicative positive constant (not depending on data) terms and diagN (A) is a block-diagonal matrix formed by the N × N matrix blocks on the diagonal of A, whereas diag(A) denotes the vector composed by the elements of the main diagonal of A.
Locally Most Powerful Invariant Tests for Correlation and Sphericity of Gaussian Vectors
U (D) stands for the up (down) quarks, and δmQ(±) are non-diagonal matrices sub ject to the hermiticity condition δmQ(+) = δmQ(−)† .
Radiative Corrections in Precision Electroweak Physics: a Historical Perspective