etymology 1 Noun use of the verb stå. Alternative forms: stande (obsolete in Bokmål, optional form in Nynorsk)
- (only idiomatic, not inflected) stop up, stop short, break down Forhandlingene gikk i stå. The negotations broke down.
- (only in specific cases) a stand Store stå. A standing area for spectators at in Oslo, literally: "the great stand"
- (slang, not inflected) erection, hard-on
etymology 2 From Old Norse standa; compare with Swedish stå.
- to stand. Bussen var så full at han måtte stå. The bus was so full he had to stand. Stå stille, sa jeg! I said, stand still!
- to be, be located. Det står en vase på bordet. There is a vase on the table.
- to stand still, be stopped Toget stod i ti minutter grunnet strømbrudd. The train was stopped for ten minutes due to a power failure.
- to take place, happen Når står bryllupet? When is the wedding? Slaget ved Waterloo stod i 1815. The battle of Warerloo took place in 1815.
- to reach, be at Vannspruten stod langt over brygga. The spurt of water reached way over the pier.
- to be written, to say Tror du ikke på meg? Det står i avisen. Don't you believe me? It says so in the paper.
- (tests and exams) to pass Hvordan gikk det, stod du til eksamen? How did it go, did you pass your exam. (literally: "how did it go, did you stand to the exam?")