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standing

noun

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1 high position within society
  • a man of standing in his community

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2 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress
  • a tradition of long standing

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3 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement
  • my standing in the class at the time of graduation

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standing

adjective

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1 fixed in a place or position
  • bought the house and all standing appliances and fixtures

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2 rising straight up
  • all standing timbers are in sound condition

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standing

verb
present participle of stand

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1 to occupy a place or location
  • the monument stands in the middle of the town plaza

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3 to give what is owed for
  • I'll stand lunch, and you can pay me back later

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4 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • if the city's baseball team wins today, they will stand first in the league

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The first known use of standing was in the 14th century

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“Standing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/standing. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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