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Meaning of STAND FOR

Pronunciation:  stand for

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
  2. [v]  tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
  3. [v]  express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  4. [v]  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"
 Synonyms: correspond, hold still for, represent, represent, signify, symbolise, symbolize, typify
 See Also: abide, be, be, bear, brook, embody, endure, epitomise, epitomize, equal, intend, mean, personify, put up, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate