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For stand.


stond ‎(plural stonds)

  1. (obsolete) stop; halt; hindrance
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?) "Nay, there is no stond or impediment in the wit but may be wrought out by fit studies; like as diseases of the body may have appropriate exercises." Francis Bacon, Of Studies, 1625
  2. (obsolete) A stand; a post; a station.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch stonde, from Old Dutch stunda(time, while), from Proto-Germanic *stundō(time, while). More at stound. Cognate with German Stunde


stond f ‎(plural stonden, diminutive stondje n)

  1. time; point in time, moment
  2. age, epoch
  3. hour
  • (chronology): uur

Etymology 2[edit]

See staan.



  1. singular past indicative of staan