Offstand meaning

To endure against; stand or ward off; defend against; withstand; resist.
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To offset; compensate for; make restitution for.
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Origin of offstand

  • From Middle English ofstonden, from Old English ofstandan (“to remain, persist, continue; restore, make restitution”), equivalent to off- +‎ stand. Cognate with Dutch afstaan (“to cede, yield, relinquish”), German abstehen (“to project, stick out, stand away”), Swedish avstå (“to refrain, desist, give up, relinquish”).

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