stand for sth

stand for sth
UK US stand for sth
Phrasal Verb with stand({{}}/stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
to represent a particular idea: »

You have to identify what you want your brand to stand for.

»

This party has always stood for working-class values.

if a letter or group of letters stands for something, it is an abbreviation of a word or phrase: »

VAT stands for 'Value Added Tax'.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ˈstand for sth — phrasal verb 1) if an abbreviation or a symbol stands for something, that is what it means or represents The letters ERM stand for exchange rate mechanism.[/ex] 2) if someone stands for a particular principle, they believe that that principle is… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • To stand for — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand — stand1 W1S1 [stænd] v past tense and past participle stood [stud] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be on feet)¦ 2¦(rise)¦ 3¦(step)¦ 4¦(in a particular position)¦ 5¦(in a state/condition)¦ 6¦(not like)¦ 7¦(accept a situation)¦ 8¦(be good enough)¦ 9 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — 1 verb past tense and past participle stood /stUd/ BE UPRIGHT 1 (I) to support yourself on your feet in an upright position: It looks like we ll have to stand there are no seats left. | Can you see any better from where you re standing? | stand… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand*/*/*/ — [stænd] (past tense and past participle stood [stʊd] ) verb I 1) to have your body in an upright position supported by your feet The train was full and we had to stand all the way to Edinburgh.[/ex] Stand still (= don t move) and let me brush… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Stand — (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st[*a],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stand by — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand — ▪ I. stand stand 1 [stænd] verb stood PTandPP [stʊd] 1. [intransitive] to be at a particular level or amount: stand at • Inflation currently stands at 4%. • Your bank balance currently stan …   Financial and business terms

  • stand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effort to resist opposition ADJECTIVE ▪ brave, defiant, determined, firm, strong, tough ▪ moral, principled …   Collocations dictionary

  • stand up for somebody — ˌstand ˈup for sb/sth derived to support or defend sb/sth • Always stand up for your friends. • You must stand up for your rights. • She had learnt to stand up for herself. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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