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Definitions of standing

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

Quotes of standing

  1. A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!' – William F. Buckley, Jr.
  2. The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something. – Michael Caine
  3. You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. – Shirley Chisholm
  4. When people say 'What are underground comics?' I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved... we didn't have anyone standing over us. – Robert Crumb
  5. My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he's been on the drums. He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk. – Dick Dale
  6. This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It's standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I'm like in one of my own pictures. – Danny DeVito
  7. It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship. But get real, when everyone is bailing out, you don't want to be the last man standing – Robbie Fowler
  8. And we turned off and 30 miles south they're standing in the middle of our road blocking our way, stopped the car, got out, took us through the path in the woods, where the craft was on the ground. – Betty Hill
  9. What people say behind your back is your standing in the community. – Edward W. Howe
  10. I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it. – Alonzo Mourning
  11. I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet. – Carry Nation
  12. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton
  13. What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans. – Timothy Radcliffe
  14. As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70% of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise. – Ibrahim Rugova
  15. Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Usage examples for standing

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

Idioms for standing