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stand·ing

 (stăn′dĭng)
n.
1.
a. Status with respect to rank, reputation, or position in society or a profession: obsessed with their low social standing.
b. High reputation; esteem: a person of standing in the community.
2. Continuance in time; duration: a friendship of long standing.
3. Law The right or capacity of a party to assert a particular cause of action in a court of law, based on such factors as whether the party is authorized by law to sue and has sufficient stake in the outcome to ensure that the case will be properly presented.
4. The act of one that stands: sore feet from standing for so long.
5. standings Sports A listing of individual competitors or of teams in a league according to their record of performance.
adj.
1.
a. Remaining upright; erect.
b. Not cut down: standing timber.
2. Performed or done from a standing position: a standing jump; a standing ovation.
3. Permanent and unchanging; fixed.
4. Remaining in force or use indefinitely: a standing invitation.
5. Not movable; stationary.
6. Not flowing or circulating; stagnant.

standing

(ˈstændɪŋ)
n
1. social or financial position, status, or reputation: a man of some standing.
2. length of existence, experience, etc
3. (modifier) used to stand in or on: standing room.
adj
4. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics
a. (of the start of a race) begun from a standing position without the use of starting blocks
b. (of a jump, leap, etc) performed from a stationary position without a run-up
5. (prenominal) permanent, fixed, or lasting
6. (prenominal) still or stagnant: a standing pond.
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing (of type) set and stored for future use. Compare dead17

stand•ing

(ˈstæn dɪŋ)

n.
1. rank or status, esp. with respect to social, economic, or personal position, reputation, etc.
2. good position, reputation, or credit.
3. length of continuance, residence, experience, etc.
4. standings, a list of teams or contestants arranged according to their past records.
5. a place where a person or thing stands.
6. the right to initiate or participate in a legal action.
adj.
7. having an erect or upright position: a standing lamp.
8. done in or from an erect position: a standing jump; a standing ovation.
9. still; not flowing or stagnant.
10. lasting or permanent.
11. continuing in force, use, etc.: a standing rule.
12. out of use; idle.
13. Naut. noting any of various objects or assemblages of objects fixed in place or position, unless moved for adjustment or repairs: standing bowsprit.
[1300–50]

Standing

 

See Also: BEARING, IMMOBILITY, PERSONAL PROFILES, POSTURE

  1. He was standing there with his arms at his sides like a wooden soldier —Ann Beattie
  2. (Mrs. Snow was) standing framed in the doorway like a faded vestal virgin guarding a shrine —Ross Macdonald
  3. Standing … like a painted statue —Iris Murdoch
  4. Stand like clockwork toys —W. S. Gilbert
  5. Stands like the figurehead at a ship’s prow —Stevie Smith

    A variation on the same theme: “Stood, like a carving on the prow of a ship.”

  6. Stood around like shadows —Maya Angelou
  7. Stood as if thunderstruck —Joseph Conrad
  8. Stood before us, huge and dark like a colossus —Margaret Drabble
  9. Stood like a private before his colonel —Frank Swinnerton
  10. Stood like lead —Wallace Irwin
  11. Stood like stocks —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  12. Stood stiffly as a hanged man —Leigh Allison Wilson
  13. Stood up and stretched like a sleepy cat —Gloria Norris
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standing - social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
rating - standing or position on a scale
ranking - position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
prominence - the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
grandness, importance - a prominent status; "a person of importance"
prestige, prestigiousness - a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.; "he wanted to achieve power and prestige"
obscurity - an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known; "he worked in obscurity for many years"
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored
dishonor, dishonour - a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
2.standing - an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
3.standing - the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Adj.1.standing - having a supporting base; "a standing lamp"
erect, upright, vertical - upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright"
2.standing - not created for a particular occasion; "a standing committee"
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
3.standing - (of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in standing water"
running - (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
4.standing - executed in or initiated from a standing position; "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"
running - executed or initiated by running; "running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start"
5.standing - (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; "standing room only"
seated, sitting - (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks; "the seated Madonna"; "the audience remained seated"
6.standing - permanent; "a standing army"
regular - (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces; "the regular army"

standing

noun
1. status, position, station, footing, condition, credit, rank, reputation, eminence, estimation, repute He has improved his country's standing abroad.
2. duration, existence, length of time, experience, continuance My girlfriend of long standing left me.
adjective
1. permanent, lasting, fixed, regular, repeated, perpetual a standing offer
2. upright, erect, vertical, rampant (Heraldry), perpendicular, upended standing stones
3. stagnant, still, sluggish, quiet, stale, motionless, brackish Mosquito larvae require standing water in which to complete their development.
Related words
fear stasiphobia

standing

noun
1. Positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others:
2. The level of credit or respect at which one is regarded by others:
Translations
دائِم، مُسْتَمِرذو مكانَه رَفيعَهقَديم العَهْد، مُدَّة طويلَه
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standing

[ˈstændɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= not sitting) → de pie, parado (LAm); (= upright) [stone, corn] → derecho, recto; [water] → estancado, encharcado
2. (= permanent) [army, committee, rule etc] → permanente; [custom] → arraigado; [grievance, joke] → constante, eterno
B. N
1. (= social position) → rango m, estatus m inv; (= reputation) → reputación f, fama f
what is his standing locally?¿cómo se le considera en círculos locales?
financial standingsolvencia f
to be in good standingtener buena reputación (Fin) → gozar de buen crédito
of high standingde categoría
the restaurant has a high standingel restaurante tiene una buena reputación
he has no standing in this matterno tiene voz ni voto en este asunto
the relative standing of these problemsla importancia relativa de estos problemas
social standingposición f social
a man of some standingun hombre de cierta categoría
2. (= duration) → duración f; (= seniority) → antigüedad f
of six months' standingque lleva seis meses
a captain of only a month's standingun capitán que lleva solamente un mes en el puesto or en tal graduación
of long standingde mucho tiempo (acá), viejo
3. (US) (Aut) "no standing"prohibido estacionar
C. CPD standing order N (Fin) → giro m or pedido m regular (Comm) → pedido m permanente, pedido m regular
standing orders NPL [of meeting] → reglamento m, estatuto m
standing ovation Novación f en pie
he got a standing ovationtodos se pusieron en pie para ovacionarlo
standing room Nsitio m para estar de pie
standing room onlyya no quedan asientos
standing start N (Sport) → salida f desde posición de paro

standing

[ˈstændɪŋ]
adj
(= permanent) [rule] → permanent(e); [grievance] → constant(e)
Remember that you have a standing invitation to stay with us → Souviens-toi que tu es hébergé chez nous quand tu veux.
a standing army → une armée active
(= upright) → debout inv
n
(= reputation)
an artist of international standing → un artiste de classe internationale
He has improved his country's standing abroad → Il a amélioré le statut de son pays à l'étranger.
She was an economist of considerable standing → C'était une économiste prestigieuse.
a man of some standing → un homme estimé
financial standing → position f financière social standing
(= duration) of 6 months' standing → qui dure depuis 6 mois
of many years' standing → qui dure depuis longtemps, qui existe depuis longtempsstanding committee ncommission f permanentestanding joke nprétexte m à rire
Her precision became a standing joke with colleagues → Sa méticulosité devint prétexte à rire chez ses collègues.
It's a standing joke
BUT C'est un vieux sujet de plaisanterie.standing order n (at bank)virement m automatiquestanding ovation novation f debout
He was given a standing ovation
BUT On s'est levé pour l'acclamer.Il a reçu une ovation debout.standing room nplaces fpl deboutstand-off [ˈstændɒf] n (= stalemate) → impasse fstand-offish [ˌstændˈɒfɪʃ] adjdistant(e), froid(e)

standing

n
(social) → Rang m, → (gesellschaftliche) Stellung; (professional) → Position f; (financial) → (finanzielle) Verhältnisse pl; (= repute)Ruf m, → Ansehen nt; of high standingvon hohem Rang; (= repute)von hohem Ansehen; a man of some standingein angesehener Mann; what is his standing locally?was hält man in der Gegend von ihm?; to be in good standing with somebodygute Beziehungen zu jdm haben
(= duration)Dauer f; a treaty of only six months’ standingein Vertrag, der erst seit sechs Monaten besteht; her husband of five years’ standingihr Mann, mit dem sie seit fünf Jahren verheiratet ist; of long standingalt, langjährig; relationship, agreement etc alsovon langer Dauer
adj attr
(= established, permanent)ständig; rule, custombestehend; armystehend; it’s a standing jokedas ist schon zu einem Witz geworden; the standing orders of an associationdie Geschäftsordnung einer Gesellschaft
(= from a standstill)aus dem Stand; (= erect) cornauf dem Halm (stehend); standing ticketStehplatzkarte f; standing room onlynur Stehplätze; to give somebody a standing ovationjdm eine stehende Ovation darbringen; to receive a standing ovationeine stehende Ovation erhalten, stürmischen Beifall ernten

standing

:
standing charge
nGrundgebühr f, → Grundpreis m
standing committee
standing order
n (Brit Fin) → Dauerauftrag m; to pay something by standingetw per Dauerauftrag bezahlen
standing start
n (Sport) → stehender Start; from a standingmit stehendem Start
standing stone
nMenhir m; circle of standingsSteinkreis m

standing

[ˈstændɪŋ]
1. adj
a. (passenger) → in piedi; (upright, corn) → non mietuto/a
he was given a standing ovation → tutti si alzarono per applaudirlo
standing start → partenza da fermo
standing waves (Phys) → onde fpl stazionarie
b. (permanent, rule) → fisso/a; (army) → regolare; (grievance) → continuo/a
it's a standing joke → è diventato proverbiale
2. n
a. (social position) → rango, condizione f, posizione f; (repute) → reputazione f
financial standing → standing m
a man of some standing → un uomo di una certa importanza
what is his standing locally? → che reputazione ha da queste parti?
b. (duration) of 6 months' standingche dura da 6 mesi
of long standing → di lunga data

stand

(stӕnd) past tense, past participle stood (stud) verb
1. to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying. His leg was so painful that he could hardly stand; After the storm, few trees were left standing.
2. (often with up) to rise to the feet. He pushed back his chair and stood up; Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.
3. to remain motionless. The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.
4. to remain unchanged. This law still stands.
5. to be in or have a particular place. There is now a factory where our house once stood.
6. to be in a particular state, condition or situation. As matters stand, we can do nothing to help; How do you stand financially?
7. to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc. He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.
8. to put in a particular position, especially upright. He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.
9. to undergo or endure. He will stand (his) trial for murder; I can't stand her rudeness any longer.
10. to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person). Let me stand you a drink!
noun
1. a position or place in which to stand ready to fight etc, or an act of fighting etc. The guard took up his stand at the gate; I shall make a stand for what I believe is right.
2. an object, especially a piece of furniture, for holding or supporting something. a coat-stand; The sculpture had been removed from its stand for cleaning.
3. a stall where goods are displayed for sale or advertisement.
4. a large structure beside a football pitch, race course etc with rows of seats for spectators. The stand was crowded.
5. (American) a witness box in a law court.
take the stand
to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify. The witness was asked to take the stand.
ˈstanding adjective
permanent. The general's standing orders must be obeyed.
noun
1. time of lasting. an agreement of long standing.
2. rank or reputation. a diplomat of high standing.
ˈstand-byplural ˈstand-bys noun
1. readiness for action. Two fire-engines went directly to the fire, and a third was on stand-by (= ready to go if ordered).
2. something that can be used in an emergency etc. Fruit is a good stand-by when children get hungry between meals.
adjective
(of an airline passenger or ticket) costing or paying less than the usual fare, as the passenger does not book a seat for a particular flight, but waits for the first available seat.
adverb
travelling in this way. It costs a lot less to travel stand-by.
ˈstand-in noun
a person who takes someone else's job etc for a temporary period, especially in making films.
ˈstanding-room noun
space for standing only, not sitting. There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone's hair stand on end
to frighten someone very greatly. The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside
to move to one side or withdraw out of someone's way. He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back
to move backwards or away. A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by
1. to watch something happening without doing anything. I couldn't just stand by while he was hitting the child.
2. to be ready to act. The police are standing by in case of trouble.
3. to support; to stay loyal to. She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down
to withdraw eg from a contest.
stand fast/firm
to refuse to yield.
stand for
1. to be a candidate for election to. He stood for Parliament.
2. to be an abbreviation for. HQ stands for Headquarters.
3. to represent. I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
4. to tolerate. I won't stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in
to take another person's place, job etc for a time. The leading actor was ill and another actor stood in for him.
stand on one's own (two) feet
to manage one's own affairs without help.
stand out
1. to be noticeable. She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
2. to go on resisting or to refuse to yield. The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over
to supervise closely. I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for
to support or defend. She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to
to show resistance to. He stood up to the bigger boys who tried to bully him; These chairs have stood up to very hard use.

standing

n. [position] de pie; [pending] vigente;
___ ordersórdenes o reglamento vigente.

standing

adj de pie, parado; — order orden f permanente
References in classic literature ?
Well, I have a bad trick of standing before the fire, and so I burn my frocks, and I scorched this one, and though it's nicely mended, it shows, and Meg told me to keep still so no one would see it.
The fact that the conversation between Tom Willard and his son had been rather quiet and natural, as though an under- standing existed between them, maddened her.
Damon standing in a little clearing, with upraised club, Tom could not repress a laugh.
While grandmother took the pitchfork we found standing in one of the rows and dug potatoes, while I picked them up out of the soft brown earth and put them into the bag, I kept looking up at the hawks that were doing what I might so easily do.
When she heard it there came before her imagination the figure of a man standing beside a desolate rock on the seashore.
The horses had been secured to some scattering shrubs that grew in the fissures of the rocks, where, standing in the water, they were left to pass the night.
An Indian in his native garb was standing there; but the red men were not so infrequent visitors of the English settlements that one of them would have attracted any notice from Hester Prynne at such a time; much less would he have excluded all other objects and ideas from her mind.
Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
Carpenter standing before his vice-bench, and by the light of two lanterns busily filing the ivory joist for the leg, which joist is firmly fixed in the vice.
One day when Ginger and I were standing alone in the shade, we had a great deal of talk; she wanted to know all about my bringing up and breaking in, and I told her.
Colin was standing upright--upright--as straight as an arrow and looking strangely tall--his head thrown back and his strange eyes flashing lightning.
Two gaolers, who had been standing there, wont out, and the prisoner was brought in, and put to the bar.

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