stand for


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stand for tolerate or bear "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
    • v stand for express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
    • v stand for denote or connote "`maison' means `house' in French","An example sentence would show what this word means"
    • v stand for take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to "Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer
    • Stand for to be a candidate for:
    • Stand for (naut.) to direct the course towards
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  • Lord Harold Caccia
    Lord Harold Caccia
    “If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.”
  • Steve Bartkowski
    Steve Bartkowski
    “If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.”
  • Madonna
    “I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “Someone has to stand up for wimps.”
  • Les Brown
    “If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. standan; Goth. standan, Ger. stehen; cf. Gr. histanai, to place, L. stāre, to stand.


In literature:

Ararat stands for the unassailable.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
As for what these words stand for, you are not to trust her, but Him.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
But their full meaning is general: 'whiteness' stands for all white things, so far as white.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
The same medicine also did great things for my now deceased husband in a case of erysipelas of long standing.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
If our word "justice" does not stand for the real justice, then all our thinking in which justice enters will be incorrect.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
Let stand for an hour, pour off the vinegar, and steam for twenty minutes.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Secondly, a firm stand for right and truth in all things.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Whilst I was looking for my horse to get him up-saddled a few of the burghers were making some sort of a stand against the enemy.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
They know I'm refined and won't stand for anything else.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
Greece stands for art; Rome for conquest; Judea for religion.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard

In poetry:

For 'tis joy I feel, when I seem to stand,
Where I stood long years ago,
And when I think that cannot be,
My heart is fill'd with woe.
"Memories Of Schooldays" by Thomas Frederick Young
But come you down and stand you yet
A little closer to our side,
Or in the darkness we forget
The cause for which Earth's noblest died.
"The Men Who Loved The Cause That Never Dies" by John Freeman
"Weep not," he said, and touched the bier:
They stand, the dead who bear;
The mother knows nor hope nor fear—
He waits not for her prayer.
"The Widow of Nain" by George MacDonald
A SWIRL in the air where your head was once, here.
You walked under this tree, spoke to a moon for me
I might almost stand here and believe you alive.
"Swirl" by Carl Sandburg
"Stand thou from afar, for thou canst not know
That hour in Gethsemane.
Thou canst only know, in thine own dim way,
That He strove that night for thee."
"Gethesmane" by Alexander Anderson
What I have already learned as a lover,
I see you, beloved, learning angrily;
then for you it distantly departed,
now your destiny stands in all the stars.
"Greek Love-Talk" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

It stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
How about spending a moment editing a wiki called SWOTlibraries SWOT stands for.
You pretty much hate everything Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says.
Redefine a well-known brand and make it stand for something.
The S Stands For 'Swiss': Midtown Shuttle Train Goes to the Alps .
New BOC districts to stand for now with COA ruling.
Wildcat Heir to Stand for $8,000.
Stormy Atlantic to Stand for $30,000.
Distorted Humor to Stand for $100,000.
Catholics 'need to stand' for religious liberty.
Time to stand for something.
Even the Score to Stand for $10,000.
Tale of Ekati to Stand for $15,000.
FIA president Max Mosley reveals in a published interview that he is under pressure to stand for re-election from other members of the sports governing.
Stands for a photo in Damascus.

In science:

If, in addition, (d3) holds, then d is called symmetric: (d3) d(a, b) = d(b, a). (For any a, b ∈ U.) Let ≤ stand for < ∪ =.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
For a ∈ U, X ∈ Y a | X will stand for {a} | X etc.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
For any formula µ, pµq will denote the G¨odel number of µ. “iff ” stands for “if and only if ”, and we often use the symbol “ ⊜ ” to stress that the equality concerned is a definition.
Boolos-style proofs of limitative theorems
For any u ∈ V (G), write degL (u) for the number of points to the left of u and adjacent to it, and similarly let degR (u) stand for the number of right neighbors.
Monotone properties of random geometric graphs have sharp thresholds
QH stands for Quantum Hall state, WC stands for Wigner Crystal state.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system