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Definitions of standing

  1. maintaining an erect position; " standing timber"; " many buildings were still standing"
  2. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
  3. social or financial or professional status or reputation; " of equal standing"; " a member in good standing"
  4. ( of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; " standing room only"; " a standing ovation"
  5. not cut down; " standing timber"; " uncut trees"
  6. permanent; " a standing army"
  7. not created for a particular occasion; " a standing committee"
  8. executed in or initiated from a standing position; " a standing ovation"; " race from a standing start"; " a standing jump"; " a standing ovation"
  9. having a supporting base; " a standing lamp"
  10. ( of fluids) not moving or flowing; " mosquitoes breed in standing water"
  11. Duration.
  12. A station.
  13. of Stand
  14. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
  15. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
  16. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
  17. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees.
  18. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed ( distinguished from a trundle- bed).
  19. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.
  20. Maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of long standing; an officer of long standing.
  21. Place to stand in; station; stand.
  22. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.
  23. Stagnant.
  24. The act of stopping or of being erect on the feet; station; maintenance of position; duration; as, a habit of long standing; reputation; rank; as, he is in good standing.
  25. Remaining upright; stagnant, or not flowing, as water; lasting; established or settled; fixed; as, a standing army.
  26. Established: settled: permanent: fixed: stagnant: being erect.
  27. Continuance: existence: place to stand in: position in society.
  28. Continuance; place to stand; social position.
  29. Established; permanent.
  30. Remaining erect.
  31. Maintained for regular use; permanent.
  32. Relative position.
  33. The act of one who stands.
  34. Standstill.
  35. Established; permanent; not liable to fade or vanish; stagnant; fixed; not cut down.
  36. Continuance; duration; possession of an office, character or place; station; power to stand; rank; condition in society. Standing off, sailing from the land. Standing on, sailing toward the land. Standing orders, permanent regulations. Standing- rigging, cordage sustaining the masts and remaining fixed in its position.
  37. Settled; fixed; established; not transitory; not flowing; not cast down.
  38. Rank or station, as a man of standing; continuance; long possession; place.
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Usage examples for standing

  1. " Standing just behind us-" " Was there a man?" – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  2. Now she was standing at the door, waiting for Hermas. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Antinea was standing up, very pale. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  4. Coast Guard standing by with the Seven Seas. – The Day of the Dog by Anderson Horne
  5. He opened the door and was standing at the young man's head. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  6. But maybe you're only standing watch for somebody? – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  7. For some time she had been doing the worst thing possible for me- standing still. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. In the stalls she came upon Mrs. Shiffney and Jonson Ramer who were standing up ready to go. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. His wife was now standing close behind him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. If I had it to give I would give it as surely as I am standing here. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  11. " Nothing," Charl said, without standing or even looking up. – The Thing in the Attic by James Benjamin Blish
  12. The publisher looked up with a start, and saw Simmonds standing before him. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  13. It certainly isn't my fault that you're standing right in front of me." – The Tale of Ferdinand Frog by Arthur Scott Bailey
  14. " No." " Now, did you see her standing there?" – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  15. I rose, sick at heart, but every man was standing – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. Anything is better than standing here. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  17. " Then you are safe, Abel," said Mary, with the tears standing in her eyes. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  18. He looked so funny, standing there . – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. What were you thinking of, standing there all that time? – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. It was still standing – Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston
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