Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of stand for | Another word for stand for | What is stand for?

Definition 1: tolerate or bear - [verb of cognition]

Samples where stand for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I won't stand for this kind of behavior!

Synonyms for stand for in the sense of this definition

(stand for is a kind of ...) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

"I cannot bear his constant criticism" "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Definition 2: denote or connote - [verb of communication]

Samples where stand for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `maison' means `house' in French
  • An example sentence would show what this word means

Synonyms for stand for in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of stand for ) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(stand for has a similar meaning as ...) convey or express a meaning

"These words mean nothing to me!" "What does his strange behavior signify?"

Definition 3: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol - [verb of communication]

Samples where stand for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

Synonyms for stand for in the sense of this definition

(stand for is a kind of ...) mean or intend to express or convey

"You never understand what I mean!" "what do his words intend?"

(... is a kind of stand for ) represent, as of a character on stage

"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

(... is a kind of stand for ) embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

"The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"

Definition 4: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an `h' in Greek stands for an `s' in Latin

Synonyms for stand for in the sense of this definition

(stand for is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

More words

Another word for stand firm

Another word for stand fast

Another word for stand by

Another word for stand back

Another word for stand

Another word for stand guard

Another word for stand in

Another word for stand oil

Another word for stand out

Another word for stand pat


Other word for stand pat

stand pat meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce stand pat