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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 tense and past participle of stand
    There was a bloke stood next to me wearing nothing but sandals.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      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 notesEdit

  • 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.