stand for
phrasal 1. to be a symbol for ; represent 2. to put up with ; permit

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  • stand for — stand [n1] position, opinion angle, attitude, belief, carriage, determination, notion, poise, pose, sentiment, slant, sound, stance, standpoint, twist, two cents’ worth*, view; concept 689 stand [n2] base, stage board, booth, bracket, counter,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 — ► stand for 1) be an abbreviation of or symbol for. 2) endure or tolerate. Main Entry: ↑stand …   English terms dictionary

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

  • stand for — verb 1. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol (Freq. 5) What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize? • Syn: ↑typify, ↑symbolize, ↑symbolise, ↑represent • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stand for : present tense I/you/we/they stand for he/she/it stands for present participle standing for past tense stood for past participle stood for 1) stand for something if a letter, an abbreviation, or a… …   English 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 — 1) BC stands for British Columbia Syn: mean, be an abbreviation of, represent, signify, denote, indicate, symbolize 2) informal I won t stand for any nonsense Syn: put up with, endure, tolerate, accept …   Thesaurus of popular words

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