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standing

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adjective stand·ing \ˈstan-diŋ\

Simple Definition of standing

  • : used in or for standing

  • : done while in a standing position

  • : not flowing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of standing

  1. 1a :  not yet cut or harvested <standing timber> <standing grain>b :  upright on the feet or base :  erect <the standing audience>

  2. 2 :  not flowing :  stagnant <standing water>

  3. 3a :  remaining at the same level, degree, or amount for an indeterminate period <a standing offer>b :  continuing in existence or use indefinitely <a standing joke>

  4. 4 :  established by law or custom

  5. 5 :  not movable

  6. 6 :  done from a standing position <a standing jump> <a standing ovation>

Examples of standing in a sentence

  1. Start the exercise in a standing position.

  2. The standing offer for the computer system is $1,499.



14th Century

First Known Use of standing

14th century


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standing

noun stand·ing

Simple Definition of standing

  • : the position or rank of someone in a group

  • standings sports : a list that shows the positions of the players or teams that are competing against each other

  • : length of existence

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of standing

  1. 1a :  a place to stand in :  locationb :  a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties

  2. 2a :  length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilegeb :  position or condition in society or in a profession; especially :  good reputation <a member in good standing>c :  position relative to a standard of achievement or to achievements of competitors; also plural :  a listing of the standings of individuals or teams (as in a league)

  3. 3 :  maintenance of position or condition :  duration <a custom of long standing>

Examples of standing in a sentence

  1. a lawyer of high standing

  2. They've won five games in a row and are starting to move up in the standings.

  3. They're in first place in the current standings.

  4. a marriage of many years' standing



15th Century

First Known Use of standing

15th century

Rhymes with standing



STANDING Defined for Kids

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standing

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adjective stand·ing \ˈstan-diŋ\

Definition of standing for Students

  1. 1 :  1erect <a standing position>

  2. 2 :  done while standing <a standing ovation>

  3. 3 :  not flowing :  stagnant <a standing pool>

  4. 4 :  remaining at the same level or amount until canceled <a standing offer>

  5. 5 :  permanent <a standing invitation>




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standing

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noun stand·ing

Definition of standing for Students

  1. 1 :  length of existence or service <It's a custom of long standing.>

  2. 2 :  1position 5, status <My friend had the highest standing in the class.>




Law Dictionary

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standing

adjective stand·ing

Legal Definition of standing

  1. :  continuing in existence, use, or effect indefinitely <a standing order>




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standing

noun stand·ing

Legal Definition of standing

  1. 1 :  the status of being qualified to assert or enforce legal rights or duties in a judicial forum because one has a sufficient and protectable interest in the outcome of a justiciable controversy and usually has suffered or is threatened with actual injury <only one who already has standing can argue the public interest in support of his claim — Hawaii's Thousand Friends v. Anderson, 768 P.2d 1293 (1989)>

  2. 2 :  a principle requiring that a party have standing in order to justify the exercise of the court's remedial powers





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