stand for

stand for
phr verb
Stand for is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑abbreviation, ↑initial
Stand for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑election, ↑nomination, ↑nonsense, ↑office, ↑parliament, ↑presidency

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  • stand for — 1560s, represent, be in place of, from STAND (Cf. stand) (v.). Meaning endure, undergo is recorded from c.1600. Sense of tolerate first recorded 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • stand for — index connote, denote, exemplify, indicate, replace, represent (portray), signify (denote) …   Law dictionary

  • stand for — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you say that a letter stands for a particular word, you mean that it is an abbreviation for that word. [V P n] AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome... [V P n] What does EEC stand for? 2) PHRASAL VERB The ideas or …   English dictionary

  • stand for — {v.} 1. To be a sign of; make you think of; mean. * /The letters U.S.A. stand for United States of America. / * /The written sign = in an arithmetic problem stands for equals. / * /Our flag stands for our country./ * /The owl stands for wisdom./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand for — {v.} 1. To be a sign of; make you think of; mean. * /The letters U.S.A. stand for United States of America. / * /The written sign = in an arithmetic problem stands for equals. / * /Our flag stands for our country./ * /The owl stands for wisdom./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand\ for — v 1. To be a sign of; make you think of; mean. The letters U.S.A. stand for United States of America. The written sign = in an arithmetic problem stands for equals. Our flag stands for our country. The owl stands for wisdom. 2. To speak in favor… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand for — I. believe in and represent, be the symbol for    Vicki stands for social justice. She supports public health care. II. permit, tolerate, put up with, stand it    My parents won t allow us to smoke. They won t stand for it …   English idioms

  • stand for — 1) be a sign of, make one think of I didn t know what the letters stood for so I was not able to write the correct name of the company. 2) speak in favor of something or show that one supports it All of the candidates stand for a platform of law… …   Idioms and examples

  • stand for — verb a) To mean; to symbolize; to represent The abbreviation CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency . b) To advocate, to …   Wiktionary

  • stand for — v. (K) ( to tolerate ) I will not stand for their behaving like that …   Combinatory dictionary

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