American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Status with respect to rank, reputation, or position in society or a profession.
- n. High reputation; esteem: a person of standing in the community.
- n. Continuance in time; duration: a friendship of long standing.
- n. Law The right or capacity to initiate a suit.
- n. The act of one that stands.
- n. A place where a person or thing stands.
- n. Sports A listing of individual competitors or of teams in a league according to their record of performance.
- adj. Remaining upright; erect.
- adj. Not cut down: standing timber.
- adj. Performed or done from a standing position: a standing jump; a standing ovation.
- adj. Permanent and unchanging; fixed.
- adj. Remaining in force or use indefinitely: a standing invitation.
- adj. Not movable; stationary.
- adj. Not flowing or circulating; stagnant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who stands, in any sense.
- n. The time at, in, or during which one stands. The point in time at which anything comes to a stand; specifically, of the sun, the solstice.
- n. The interval during which one keeps, or is supposed to keep, an upright or standing position. Compare sitting, n.
- n. Hence— Duration; continuance; practice.
- n. A standing-place; a position or post; a stand.
- n. Relative position; degree; rank; consideration; social, professional, or commercial reputation; specifically, high rank: as, a member in full standing (of a church, society, club, or other organization); a committee composed of men of good standing.
- Having an erect position; upright; perpendicular; hence, rising or raised; high.
- Involving the attitude or position of one who stands; performed while standing: as, a standing jump.
- Remaining at rest; motionless; inactive; specifically, of water, stagnant.
- Permanent; lasting; fixed; not transient, transitory, or occasional: as, a standing rule; a standing order.
- In printing, remaining for further use: noting composed types, printed or unprinted, which are reserved from distribution.
- In a military organization, those orders which are always in force.
- v. present participle of stand.; in the process of coming to an upright position.
- adj. Erect, not cut down.
- adj. Performed from an erect position.
- adj. Remaining in force or status.
- adj. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
- n. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".
- n. Duration.
- n. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
- n. 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".
- n. UK room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Remaining erect; not cut down.
- adj. Not flowing; stagnant.
- adj. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting.
- adj. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary.
- adj. Not movable; fixed.
- n. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.
- n. Maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance.
- n. Place to stand in; station; stand.
- n. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank.
- adj. (of fluids) not moving or flowing
- adj. (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
- adj. executed in or initiated from a standing position
- adj. permanent.
- n. social or financial or professional status or reputation
- adj. not created for a particular occasion
- n. an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
- n. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
- adj. having a supporting base
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