How can you, as an officer of the US Marine Corps, stand over me in judgment?
Mix two cupfuls of boiled rice with two cupfuls of milk and let stand over night in a cool place.
You are in a pretty plight, truly, to stand over a deathbed!
Chop tomatoes, onions and peppers; cover with salt and allow to stand over night.
My son, stand over them with your club, and break the skull of either who may move.
I meant to stand over him with a club this time, if necessary, and see that I got what I wanted packed.
These cannot stand over an hour as the fruit will soften the cake.
Mr. Young wished the consideration of the whole subject to stand over to the next session.
To be sure, we may stand over to Ryde and haul the boat up there for the night.
Agree, therefore, to stand over for the mainland of Scotland, and visit Thurso.
Old English standan (class VI strong verb; past tense stod, past participle standen), from Proto-Germanic *sta-n-d- (cf. Old Norse standa, Old Saxon and Gothic standan, Old High German stantan, Swedish stå, Dutch staan, German stehen), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Sense of "to exist, be present" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pay for as a treat" is from 1821. Phrase stands to reason (1620) is from earlier stands (is constant) with reason. Phrase stand pat is originally from poker (1882); stand down in the military sense of "go off duty" is first recorded 1916. Standing ovation attested by 1968; standing army is from c.1600.
"pause, delay," Old English, from the root of stand (v.). Meaning "place of standing, position" is from c.1300; figurative sense is from 1590s. Sense of "action of standing or coming to a position" is attested from late 14c., especially in reference to fighting. Meaning "raised platform for a hunter or sportsman" is attested from c.1400.
Sense of "stall or booth" is first recorded c.1500. Military meaning "complete set" (of arms, colors, etc.) is from 1721, often a collective singular. Sense of "standing growth of trees" is 1868, American English. Theatrical sense of "each stop made on a performance tour" is from 1896. The word was formerly also slang for "an erection" (1867).