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  1. the simple past tense and past participle of stand.

Words Nearby stood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stood in a sentence

  • Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.

  • Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.

  • His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.

  • So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden

British Dictionary definitions for stood


/ (stʊd) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of stand

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Other Idioms and Phrases with stood


see should have stood in bed.

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