Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 21, 2003
In Reply to: Re: One night stand posted by sphinx on September 21, 2003
: : : what does "stand" mean in "one night stand"?
: : From Merriam-Webster online:
: : Main Entry: one-night stand
: : Function: noun
: : Date: 1880
: : 1 : a performance (as of a play or concert) given (as by a traveling group of actors or musicians) only once in each of a series of localities
: : 2 a : a locality used for one-night stands b : a stopover for a one-night stand
: : 3 : a sexual encounter limited to a single occasion; also : a partner in such an encounter
: could stand be replaced with other words?
Yes, try "occurence".