1. ecology a contiguous group of similar plants 2. silviculture a contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit —see all-aged stand, mixed, pure, even-aged, and uneven-aged standsnote 1. a mixed stand is composed of a mixture of speciesnote 2. a pure stand is composed of essentially a single species —note 3. in a stratified mixture stand different species occupy different strata of the total crown canopy 3. wildlife a place from which game is shot (at) and past which game is generally driven —synonym hide —see blindThis definition last updated 07/10/2008