What are stands?

  • (noun): Tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade).
    Synonyms: stand

Famous quotes containing the word stands:

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity ... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    The Englishman’s strong point is his vigorous insularity; that of the American his power of adaptation. Each of these attitudes has its perils. The Englishman stands firmly on his feet, but he who merely does this never advances. The American’s disposition is to step forward even at the risk of a fall.
    Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911)

    The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
    And off a blossom in mid-air stands still.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)