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Is it correct to use "stand" as a verb and as an equivalent verb to "park" in the context of an airport?

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I've only ever heard it used as a noun. You would never say "Stand your plane over there". You'd say park it over by the xxxx stand.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would it be possible to say: "The aircraft will stand at the gate until its departure time"? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 28, 2023 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ I suppose you could. I'd just say "remain at the gate". If you said "stand at the gate" I'd understand it though. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Commented Mar 28, 2023 at 22:16
  • $\begingroup$ One "possibly" could say all sorts of things and people could probably figure out what was meant, but I agree, that is simply not the way the word is used, at least in US aviation. Aircraft do not stand; they park, they sit, they remain, they stop, and sometimes they even go (ideally, close to on-time!), but I don't think I've ever heard of one that "stands" someplace. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Commented Mar 29, 2023 at 0:43

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