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standing

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adjective stand·ing \ˈstan-diŋ\

Definition of standing

  1. 1a :  not yet cut or harvested standing timber standing grainb :  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 offerb :  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

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 standingc :  position relative to a standard of achievement or to achievements of competitors; also, standings 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



STANDING Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective stand·ing \ˈstan-diŋ\

Definition of standing for English Language Learners

  • : used in or for standing

  • : done while in a standing position

  • : not flowing

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standing

noun stand·ing

Definition of standing for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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