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Meaning of standing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈstændɪŋ/



    1. Present participle of stand.; in the process of coming to an upright position .


    standing ( not comparable )

    1. Erect, not cut down .
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro ( actor ), Backdraft
    2. Performed from an erect position .
      standing ovation
    3. Remaining in force or status .
    4. Stagnant; not moving or flowing .
      standing water
      standing committee



    standing ( plural: standings )

    1. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist" .
    2. Duration .
      a member of long standing
    3. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands .
      I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. — Francis Bacon .
      I think in deep mire, where there is no standing. — Psalms lxix. 2 .
    4. ( sports ) The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places" .
    5. ( UK ) room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
    6. ( law ) The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates .
      He may be insulting, a miserable rotter and a fool, but unless he slanders or libels you, or damages your property, you do not have standing to sue him .

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Explanation of standing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having a supporting base

    2. a standing lamp
    3. ( of persons ) on the feet

    4. standing room only
    5. executed in or initiated from a standing position

    6. race from a standing start
      a standing jump
      a standing ovation
    7. ( of fluids ) not moving or flowing

    8. mosquitoes breed in standing water
    9. not created for a particular occasion

    10. a standing committee
    11. permanent

    12. a standing army
    1. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

    2. an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors ( individuals or teams ) in a sporting event

    3. social or financial or professional status or reputation

    4. of equal standing
      a member in good standing