from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To stand up; arise; be erect; rise.
  • n. A section of a roof covering or flashing which turns up against a vertical surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To stand up; to be erected; to rise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To stand up; be erect; rise.


From Middle English upstanden, equivalent to up- +‎ stand. Cognate with Dutch opstaan ("to rise, stand up"), German aufstehen ("to arise, get up, stand up"), Swedish uppstå ("to arise, emerge, come up"). (Wiktionary)



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