Definitions of standing

  1. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
  2. social or financial or professional status or reputation; " of equal standing"; " a member in good standing"
  3. A station.
  4. 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.
  5. Continuance: existence: place to stand in: position in society.
  6. Continuance; place to stand; social position.
  7. Relative position.
  8. The act of one who stands.
  9. Standstill.
  10. 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.
  11. Rank or station, as a man of standing; continuance; long possession; place.
  12. ( of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; " standing room only"; " a standing ovation"
  13. not cut down; " standing timber"; " uncut trees"
  14. permanent; " a standing army"
  15. not created for a particular occasion; " a standing committee"
  16. executed in or initiated from a standing position; " a standing ovation"; " race from a standing start"; " a standing jump"; " a standing ovation"
  17. having a supporting base; " a standing lamp"
  18. ( of fluids) not moving or flowing; " mosquitoes breed in standing water"
  19. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
  20. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
  21. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
  22. 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.
  23. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed ( distinguished from a trundle- bed).
  24. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.
  25. 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.
  26. Place to stand in; station; stand.
  27. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.
  28. Remaining upright; stagnant, or not flowing, as water; lasting; established or settled; fixed; as, a standing army.
  29. Established: settled: permanent: fixed: stagnant: being erect.
  30. Established; permanent.
  31. Remaining erect.
  32. Maintained for regular use; permanent.
  33. Established; permanent; not liable to fade or vanish; stagnant; fixed; not cut down.
  34. Settled; fixed; established; not transitory; not flowing; not cast down.