from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. 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. room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. The act of one who stands, in any sense.
  • n. The time at, in, or during which one stands.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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