\ ˈstand-ˌəp \
Definition of stand-up
1a : erect, upright
b : stiffened to stay upright without folding over
2 : performed in, performing in, or requiring a standing position
especially : of, relating to, performing, or being a monologue of jokes, gags, or satirical comments delivered usually while standing alone on a stage or in front of a camera
- stand-up comedy
- a stand-up comedian
3 : marked by a high degree of personal integrity or loyalty
1 : stand-up comedy
also : a performer of such comedy
2 : a television broadcast in which the reporter or narrator faces the camera with the scene of the story in the background
stood up; standing up; stands up
1 : to rise to a standing position
2 : to remain sound and intact under stress, attack, or close scrutiny
: to fail to keep an appointment with
stand up for
: to defend against attack or criticism
stand up to
1 : to meet fairly and fully
2 : to face boldly
stand up with
: to be best man or maid of honor for at a wedding ceremony
Pronunciation /ˈstand ˌəp/ /ˈstænd ˌəp/
1 Involving, done by, or engaged in by people standing up.
- ‘a stand-up party’
- ‘Game retailers encourage potential customers to preview soon-to-be domestic games, encased within stand-up arcade consoles.’
- ‘Along with a game of stand-up bingo, and a turn by David Beesley as ‘Luciano Pavasnotty’, the audience was kept entertained all night.’
1.1 (of comedy or a comedian) performed or performing by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes.
- ‘his stand-up routine depends on improvised observations’
2 (of a fight or argument) involving direct confrontation.
- ‘she had a stand-up row with her husband’
2.1 US informal Courageous and loyal in a combative way.
- ‘he was a stand-up kind of guy’
- ‘I was strong, I was stand-up, I could take anything’
- ‘Tom Ridge must be a stand-up guy and an all-around great American.’
- ‘And we'll also hear from Robert Klein, a stand-up guy who's also saved lives.’
- ‘I also think it's appalling that Mark Felt, who is a stand-up guy, only gets twice as much as a woman who runs away from her own wedding.’
- ‘Len Garment has at least been a pretty stand-up guy about this.’
- ‘He was forthcoming about nagging injuries and the change in leagues holding him back a bit - a very stand-up guy.’
- ‘The Ken Lay I knew was a stand-up guy who did everything he could for his community and I lost money in Enron.’
- ‘Is Jim Boyd a stand-up guy who is willing to debate this important issue fairly, and on the merits?’
- ‘I was, after all, a stand-up guy, just like he'd said.’
- ‘Leo's a stand-up guy; he didn't rat out his best friend, Willie, on his way down.’
- ‘But I've said it before: I think he's a stand-up guy in a world of flakes.’
- ‘Krugman's analysis had entirely to do with show, with symbols, with heroes and villains, stand-up guys and wimps.’
- ‘I'd be remiss not to mention two of my dear friends, Robbie Ellis and Chris Hero, who are both stellar, stand-up guys.’
- ‘Fassel is a stand-up guy who was willing to go down with the ship even after being fired, and he will be rewarded for that attitude sometime soon.’
- ‘You're a stand-up guy for wanting to do something about this - good luck!’
- ‘He'd known Sonny since freshman year of high school, a real stand-up guy.’
- ‘He always has been that kind of stand-up guy, as well as polite to a fault.’
- ‘‘But before we rally around this stand-up guy from Britain, we should ask him a few questions of his own,’ he warned.’
- ‘We may disagree on political issues, but there are stand-up people in the United States Senate and in the House of Representatives.’
- ‘Hence the rise of bottled beers imported from countries where beer drinkers are respected as stand-up citizens and where a flat pint of lager just would not be tolerated.’
- ‘And I thought that was a stand-up thing to do, and I thought maybe this is a step toward removing this.’
3 Designed to stay upright or erect.
- ‘indigo blue shirts with stand-up collars’
1 A comedian who performs by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes.
1.1 mass noun Stand-up comedy.
- ‘he began doing stand-up when he was fifteen’
1.2 A brief monologue by a television news reporter.
- ‘Coleman left the media pack doing stand-ups on the roof’
2 A short meeting of a kind held regularly by people working on a project together, at which participants discuss their progress and typically stand rather than sit.
- ‘for us daily stand-ups were a huge help’
3 A fight or argument involving direct confrontation.
- ‘we have had stand-ups, pitch invasions, and red cards’
Pronunciation: (stand'up"), [key]
- standing erect or upright, as a collar.
- performed, taken, etc., while one stands: a stand-up meal.
- designed for or requiring a standing position: a stand-up lunch counter.
- (of a fight) characterized by the rapid exchange of many blows with little attention given to defensive maneuvering.
- characterized by an erect or bold stance: a stand-up batter who hits many doubles.
- (of a double or triple) pertaining to a hit that allows the hitter to reach the base safely without having to slide.
- (of a comedian) delivering a comic monologue while alone on the stage.
1. gerade aufgerichtet
- eine aufrechte Haltung
- sein Gang war aufrecht
- etwas aufrecht hinstellen
- 〈in übertragener Bedeutung:〉 diese Hoffnung hielt ihn bis zuletzt aufrecht (...)
2. rechtschaffen, redlich
- ein aufrechter Mann
- eine aufrechte Gesinnung
- der aufrechte Gang (das von Zivilcourage geprägte Verhalten)
1. den Sitten, den geltenden Moralbegriffen entsprechend
- anständiges Betragen
- sich anständig benehmen
2. ehrbar, korrekt
- er ist ein anständiger Mensch, Kerl
- eine anständige Gesinnung
- anständig handeln
3. zufriedenstellend, durchaus genügend
Gebrauch: umgangssprachlich (...)