Difference between Abide and Stand

What is the difference between Abide and Stand?

Abide as a verb is to wait; to pause; to delay. while Stand as a verb is to be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To wait; to pause; to delay. To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time. To endure; to sustain; to submit to. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

Example sentence: Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.To rise to one's feet; to stand up.To remain motionless.To act as an umpire.To undergo; withstand; hold up.To tolerate.To place in an upright or standing position.To seek election

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A defensive position or effort.A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.A period of performance in a given location or venue.A device to hold something upright or aloft.The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.(forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.grandstandA partnership.A single set, as of arms.

Example sentence: Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

We hope you now know whether to use Abide or Stand in your sentence.

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