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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. (of fluids) not moving or flowing
    "mosquitoes breed in standing water"
  2. Executed in or initiated from a standing position
    "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"
  3. (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
    "standing room only"
  4. Having a supporting base
    "a standing lamp"
  5. Not created for a particular occasion
    "a standing committee"
  6. Permanent
    "a standing army"
Verb: stand (stood)  stand
  1. Be upright on two feet
    "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
    "Stallions are standing for stud service on the designated farm"

Derived forms: standings

See also: arise, dead, erect, excel, jump out, lasting, permanent, regular, represent, slack, stagnant, stand by, stand firm, stick, 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, relent, running, seated, sit

Encyclopedia: Standing, Joseph

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