Definition of standing ovation
: an occurrence in which the people at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., stand up and applaud to show enthusiastic approval or appreciation The crowd gave her a standing ovation.
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: not yet cut or harvested
: upright on the feet or base : erect
: not flowing : stagnant
: a place to stand in : location
: a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties
: length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilege
: a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a victory of less importance than that for which a triumph was granted
: an expression or demonstration of popular acclaim especially by enthusiastic applause
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