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Noun: standing  stan-ding
  1. Social or financial or professional status or reputation
    "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
     
  2. An ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
     
  3. The act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
     
  4. (law) the ability of a party to bring a lawsuit or participate in a particular case
    - locus standi
Adjective: standing  stan-ding
  1. Having a supporting base
    "a standing lamp"
     
  2. Not created for a particular occasion
    "a standing committee"
     
  3. (of fluids) not moving or flowing
    "mosquitoes breed in standing water"
     
  4. Executed in or initiated from a standing position
    "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"
     
  5. (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
    "standing room only"
     
  6. Permanent
    "a standing army"
Verb: stand (stood)  stand
  1. Be standing; be upright
    "We had to stand for the entire performance!";
    - stand up
     
  2. Be in some specified state or condition
    "I stand corrected"
     
  3. Occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    "We stand on common ground"
     
  4. Hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    "I am standing my ground and won't give in!";
    - remain firm
     
  5. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
     
  6. Have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    "Where do you stand on the War?"
     
  7. Remain inactive or immobile
    "standing water"
     
  8. Be in effect; be or remain in force
    "The law stands!"
     
  9. Be tall; have a height of; copula
    "She stands 6 feet tall"
     
  10. Put into an upright position
    "Can you stand the bookshelf up?";
    - stand up, place upright
     
  11. Withstand the force of something
    "stand the test of time";
    - resist, fend
     
  12. (animal husbandry) be available for stud services

Derived forms: standings

See also: dead, erect, lasting, permanent, regular, slack, stagnant, stand by, stand firm, stand for, stand out, stand up, still, upright, vertical

Type of: allow, be, continue, countenance, defend, dispute, evaluate, fight, fight back, fight down, hold out, judge, lay, let, list, listing, measure, motility, motion, move, movement, oppose, pass judgment, permit, place, pose, position, put, remain, resist, rest, serve, service, set, stand firm, status, stay, withstand

Antonym: lie, running, seated, sit, yield

Encyclopedia: Standing

Stand, Greater Manchester