see also: Standing
  • IPA: /ˈstændɪŋ/
  1. present participle of stand#English|stand
    • 1991, Backdraft
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?

standing (not comparable)

  1. Erect, not cut down.
  2. Performed from an erect position.
    standing ovation
  3. Remaining in force or status.
    standing committee
  4. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
    standing water
  5. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting.
    a standing colour
  6. Not movable; fixed.
    a standing bed, distinguished from a trundle-bed
    the standing rigging of a ship
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  1. Position or reputation in society or a profession.
    He does not have much of a standing as a chemist.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)
      The males constantly test their standing, looking to move up in the hierarchy.
  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. (British) room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
    • 1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
      "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had standing for two cars in front of the house."
    • 2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
      "The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard standing, and waste."
  6. (legal) 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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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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