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. A station.
  12. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
  13. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
  14. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
  15. 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.
  16. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed ( distinguished from a trundle- bed).
  17. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.
  18. 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.
  19. Place to stand in; station; stand.
  20. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.
  21. 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.
  22. Remaining upright; stagnant, or not flowing, as water; lasting; established or settled; fixed; as, a standing army.
  23. Established: settled: permanent: fixed: stagnant: being erect.
  24. Continuance: existence: place to stand in: position in society.
  25. Continuance; place to stand; social position.
  26. Established; permanent.
  27. Remaining erect.
  28. Maintained for regular use; permanent.
  29. Relative position.
  30. The act of one who stands.
  31. Standstill.
  32. Established; permanent; not liable to fade or vanish; stagnant; fixed; not cut down.
  33. 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.
  34. Settled; fixed; established; not transitory; not flowing; not cast down.
  35. Rank or station, as a man of standing; continuance; long possession; place.

Usage examples for standing

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