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mean vs stand for stand for vs mean

mean is a noun but stand for is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but stand for is not an adjective.

mean and stand for both are verbs.

As verbs, stand for is a hyponym of mean; that is, stand for is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean and stand for is a type of mean with the definitions:
  • mean or intend to express or convey
Other hyponyms of mean include represent, typify, symbolize, symbolise, signify, spell, import, aim, drive, get.
As verbs, mean and stand for are synonyms with the definitions:
  • denote or connote
Other synonyms of mean include intend, signify.
mean (noun) stand for (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) stand for (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) stand for (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
have as a logical consequence denote or connote
denote or connote take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
have in mind as a purpose tolerate or bear
have a specified degree of importance
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose