withstand


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to withstand: withstand the test of time

withstand the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can withstand the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the other cast members, hers was the only career that withstood the test of time.
See also: of, test, time, withstand

stand the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can stand the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the cast members, hers was the only career that stood the test of time.
See also: of, stand, test, time

stand the test of time

Prov. to be well regarded; to last for a long time. Bill and Nancy just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Their marriage has stood the test of time. The singer's work was not popular while she was alive, but it has stood the test of time.
See also: of, stand, test, time

stand the test of time

COMMON If something stands the test of time, it proves its value over a long period of time and does not fail or go out of fashion. Many people will be wary of the peace settlement until it has stood the test of time. Fashions in floor coverings come and go, but wooden floors have stood the test of time. Note: Verbs such as pass and survive are sometimes used instead of stand. The company has always built easy-to-use, reliable equipment that has survived the test of time due to its high-quality design.
See also: of, stand, test, time

stand the test of time

last or remain popular for a long time.
See also: of, stand, test, time

stand the test of ˈtime

be considered valuable or useful by people for many years: Dickens’ books have stood the test of time — they are as popular now as they were a century ago.
See also: of, stand, test, time
References in periodicals archive ?
383 electric cables need to be subjected to voltage withstand tests at several stages of the
It withstands repeated exposure to autoclaving, radiation and chemical sterilants, and maintains high bond strength.
Some environmental organizations have demanded the quake proof capacities of nuclear power plants be further strengthened to withstand 7.5-magnitude quakes, but the KHNP said such measures were unnecessary.
The manufacturer also notes that PermaStrong structures are resistant to fire, water and earthquakes, and can also withstand impacts when subjected to light ballistics.
* A keying system that withstands >4 Nm of torque.
Santiago said these centers to be built should be able to withstand earthquakes and strong winds and rains of tropical cyclones (tropical depressions, storms or typhoons) which usually enter the country's eastern seaboard from the Pacific Ocean.
What those cruel Romans did to our ancestors in the 2nd century AD the heartless energy barons will do to the old, weak and vulnerable today; namely, after being 'fleeced', many people will die because they won't be able to withstand and survive the harsh winter ahead.
Though studies on the gravitational acceleration have suggested a maximum of 4.3 magnitude here, the current code is designed to withstand up to 5.2 in Richter scale, which is almost 10 times more powerful.
The wind code that is now in use by the municipality states that structures should withstand a basic wind speed of 45 metres per second for a three-second gust, which is equivalent to 160km/h.
All of the guns I have previously worked on had the aluminum trigger housing and I am not sure that the polymer can withstand the slight stresses of a set screw through the trigger guard.
This one part system eliminates mixing and cures in just 60-75 minutes at 250[degrees]F It can withstand severe cryogenic temperatures to extreme heat with a temperature range of 4K to +400[degrees]F.
This one-part system eliminates mixing and cures in just 60 to 75 min at 250 F It can withstand severe cryogenic temperatures to extreme heat with a temperature range of 4 K to +400 F The epoxy offers enhanced physical properties, including tensile shear strength in excess of 3,600 psi and T-peel strength up to 30 pli.
Affordably priced--Porvair flip cap centrifuge tubes can be spun up to 9400G and will withstand repeated autoclaving at 121C or long term storage at -80C.
THE UK's biggest insurer Prudential reassured customers and investors it could withstand significant shocks from the markets despite its protective cash cushion shrinking over the year.
Capable of withstanding six-foot drops to concrete, the unit can also withstand water, dust and extreme shifts in temperature.