stand+for

  • 1 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,… …

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  • 2 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 …

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

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

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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./… …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 stand for — verb a) To mean; to symbolize; to represent The abbreviation CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency . b) To advocate, to …

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

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  • 17 stand for — v. be a symbol of; support ; represent; tolerate; allow (in a negative way; e.g.: Young lady, you better start behaving and watching what you say, I will not stand for your language and behavior any longer ) …

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  • 18 stand for — Synonyms and related words: abide, abide with, advert to, affirm, allege, allude to, announce, annunciate, approach anchorage, argue, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, be construed as, be indicative of, be significant of, be… …

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  • 19 stand for — 1》 be an abbreviation of or symbol for. 2》 [with negative] endure or tolerate. → stand …

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  • 20 stand for — 1. Signify, mean, represent. 2. Defend, support, aid, help, side with, stand by, maintain. 3. Offer one s self as candidate, present one s self. 4. (Naut.) Direct the course toward …

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