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stand for

Definition of stand for

  1. 1 :  to have (a specified meaning) <“FYI” stands for “for your information.”> <The sign @ stands for “at.”> <The color white often stands for innocence and purity.>

  2. 2 :  to support (something) <The political party has always stood for reform.>

  3. 3 :  to allow (something) to continue to happen —usually used in negative statements <I will not stand for any more of this nonsense.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

    :  an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

    :  a stop made to give a performance

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