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From Middle English stod, from Old English stōd, from Proto-Germanic *stōþ, *stōd-, past tense of *standaną (to stand).


  • IPA(key): /stʊd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊd



  1. simple past and past participle of stand
    This morning a bloke stood next to me wearing nothing but sandals.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XIX, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In parts of the UK, stood is sometimes used in place of standing in sentences such as This morning, I was stood at the bus stop waiting for the bus.