To stand for

Related to To stand for: recommencement, coming along
To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to maintain, or to profess or attempt to maintain; to defend.
- Shak.
To be in the place of; to be the substitute or representative of; to represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure stands for nothing.
- Shak.
To tolerate; as, I won't stand for any delay.
- Locke.

See also: Stand, Stand, Stand

References in classic literature ?
a great red letter in the sky -- the letter A, which we interpret to stand for Angel.
Beginning 30 years ago, some pastors began asking the people to stand for the whole prayer and to bow at the words of Jesus.
Eager to help everyone enter deeply into this mystery where God not only changes the bread and wine but also changes us, some pastors encouraged the people to stand for the whole prayer.