Definition of Stand-up

1. Adjective. Requiring a standing position. "A stand-up comic"

Similar to: Erect, Upright, Vertical

Definition of Stand-up

1. Adjective. Honest; honorable. ¹

2. Adjective. Upright; while standing. ¹

3. Adjective. Performed while standing although normally done while sitting. ¹

4. Adjective. (baseball of a hit) That allows the batter to advance to a given base (usually second or third) without having to slide. ¹

5. Noun. A performance of stand-up comedy; jokes delivered standing on a stage ¹

6. Noun. A short meeting performed while standing up. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand-up

stand-up (current term)
stand-up comedy
stand-up guy
stand a chance
stand and deliver
stand aside
stand back
stand by
stand conversion
stand corrected
stand density
stand down
stand easy
stand fast

Literary usage of Stand-up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1883)
"... shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to hii ш fuur stood up for shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the It, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"to Mr. Herbert " I'll not grant anything of the kind," returned the farmer, with his bluff laugh : " but every man must stand up for himself, ..."

3. Works of the Camden Society by Camden Society (Great Britain), Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"Your bouses they pull down, stand up now, stand up now, Your houses they pull down, stand up now. Your houses they pull down to fright poor men in town, ..."

4. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"... they are of men : let them all t>e ga U ashamed together. shall I fall down to Uie stock of a tree ? thered together, let them stand up: j '^0 He ..."

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