Start the exercise in a standing position.
The standing offer for the computer system is $1,499. Noun
a lawyer of high standing
They've won five games in a row and are starting to move up in the standings.
They're in first place in the current standings.
a marriage of many years' standingSee More
Recent Examples on the Web
Setting off the parade of surprises, emotional moments and multiple standing ovations was the first award presentation to Epic Records chairwoman and CEO Sylvia Rhone.—Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 22 Sep. 2023 Priscilla, one of the buzziest films heading into this year’s Venice Film Festival, finally had its world premiere in competition on the Lido, receiving a rapturous seven-minute 30-second standing ovation for its director Sofia Coppola, young leads and the inspiration herself, Priscilla Presley.—Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Sep. 2023 The movie, mostly set on a submarine, landed a brief 90-second standing ovation as actor Pierfrancesco Favino — who plays naval officer Salvatore Todaro — took a bow.—Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 Read full article Betts was greeted by another standing ovation before his first at-bat Saturday.—Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2023 The group wowed the judges, earning a standing ovation with its series of high-flying flips and intricate balancing acts.—USA TODAY, 21 June 2023 Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist receives a standing ovation after a mutual separation agreement between her and Tulsa Public Schools was announced.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 25 Aug. 2023 Making no secret of its intention to prosecute Tusk himself, Law and Justice has created a new standing Commission to Investigate Russian Influence, signed into law by Duda on May 29.—Foreign Affairs, 24 July 2023 Congress has often made standing appropriations that aren’t subject to periodic renewal, most notably for Social Security payments.—Matt Ford, The New Republic, 20 July 2023
Stapleton talked to Rolling Stone about Henderson’s influence on his songwriting in a 2017 interview and recalled how the friends had a standing writing appointment on Tuesday nights.—Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 22 Sep. 2023 CEOs can now make informed decisions with a comprehensive understanding of a target company’s health, market standing, and potential risks.—Andrea Guerzoni, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 Zelenskyy went on to say that the U.N.'s inability to meaningfully intervene in the conflict had greatly diminished its standing.—Shannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 In his appearance before Congress, which drew a standing ovation, Mr. Zelensky presented the Democratic congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris with a Ukrainian flag signed by soldiers fighting in Bakhmut.—Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 With the top finishers from last year all facing one another in the first half of district play, barring any major developments, the 7-6A playoff standings will be virtually set by the end of the month with Friday’s game playing a significant role in that.—Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 In reality, the twin celebrations are yet one more sign that at age 77, the man who dedicated his career to probing the furthest boundaries of bad taste is now widely acknowledged to be an upright citizen of good social standing and an artist whose work merits scholarly scrutiny.—Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual contender.—Clayton Davis, Variety, 15 Sep. 2023 Toward the end of the event the audience gave her a standing ovation, according to People.—Lisa Respers France, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 See More
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First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2
: continuing in existence, use, or effect indefinitely
a standing order
2 of 2noun
: 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)
: a principle requiring that a party have standing in order to justify the exercise of the court's remedial powers