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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
a great red letter in the sky -- the letter A, which we interpret to stand for Angel.
He said: "We, as a club, are at the forefront of accommodating a singing section in areas where the majority want to predominantly stand, however, we cannot allow this in all areas and in the Ninian because we have to protect the majority and in particular some of our most cherished elderly fans, those who are unable to stand for long periods."
Beginning 30 years ago, some pastors began asking the people to stand for the whole prayer and to bow at the words of Jesus.