Definition of Stand in

1. Verb. Be a substitute. "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"

Definition of Stand in

1. Noun. A substitute; a replacement. ¹

2. Verb. To substitute for; to replace; (theater) to serve as an understudy. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand In

stand a chance
stand and deliver
stand aside
stand back
stand by
stand conversion
stand corrected
stand density
stand down
stand easy
stand fast
stand firm
stand for
stand from under
stand guard
stand in (current term)
stand in for
stand in someone's shoes
stand off
stand oil
stand on ceremony
stand on end
stand on its own
stand on one's own two feet
stand one's ground
stand out
stand pat
stand sentinel
stand someone in good stead
stand still

Literary usage of Stand in

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

1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Let your faith stand in the power of God, and not in the wisdom of men's words, lest ye fall. In God's power ye have peace, life, and unity; and for want of ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"I stand in need of one whose glories may Redeem my crimes, ... stand in awe and sin not: commune with your for 1 stand in doubt of;,... i, <;_;',.•: ant. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... they required two men to serve them, and it was necessary to rest the muzzle on a stand in aiming and firing. Lighter hand-firearms called pe- ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"... same time a mortgage is given for better securing the debt, if the surety pays the bond, he has a right to stand in place of the mortgagee : Copis v. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... he was consequently said to stand in the pillory, not at it PILOT. The English Merchant Shipping Act of 1854 (17 & 18 Viet. c. ..."

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