What does Standing mean?

Definitions for Standing
ˈstæn dɪŋStand·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standingnoun

    social or financial or professional status or reputation

    "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"

  2. standingnoun

    an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

  3. standingadjective

    the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

  4. standing(a)adjective

    having a supporting base

    "a standing lamp"

  5. standing(a)adjective

    not created for a particular occasion

    "a standing committee"

  6. standing(a)adjective

    (of fluids) not moving or flowing

    "mosquitoes breed in standing water"

  7. standing(a)adjective

    executed in or initiated from a standing position

    "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"

  8. standingadjective

    (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs

    "standing room only"

  9. standingadjective

    permanent

    "a standing army"

Wiktionary

  1. standingnoun

    Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".

  2. standingnoun

    Duration.

    a member of long standing

  3. standingnoun

    The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.

  4. standingnoun

    The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places".

  5. standingnoun

    room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles

  6. standingnoun

    The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates.

    He may be insulting, a miserable rotter and a fool, but unless he slanders or libels you, or damages your property, you do not have standing to sue him.

  7. standingverb

    ; in the process of coming to an upright position.

  8. standingadjective

    Erect, not cut down.

    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft

  9. standingadjective

    Performed from an erect position.

    standing ovation

  10. standingadjective

    Remaining in force or status.

  11. standingadjective

    Stagnant; not moving or flowing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Standingnoun

    Etymology: from stand.

    Nothing had been more easy than to command a patron of a long standing. Dryden.

    Although the ancients were of opinion that Egypt was formerly sea; yet this tract of land is as old, and of as long a standing as any upon the continent of Africa. John Woodward.

    I wish your fortune had enabled you to have continued longer in the university, till you were of ten years standing. Jonathan Swift.

    Such ordnance as he brought with him, because it was fitter for service in field than for battery, did only beat down the battlements, and such little standings. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    His coming is in state, I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. Francis Bacon.

    I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing. Psal. lxix.

    How this grace
    Speaks his own standing? what a mental power
    This eye shoots forth? how big imagination
    Moves in this lip. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    His former standing for a proctor’s place, and being disappointed, must prove much displeasing. Izaak Walton.

  2. Standingpart. adj.

    Etymology: from stand.

    Standing armies have the place of subjects, and the government depends upon the contented and discontented humours of the soldiers. William Temple.

    Laugh’d all the pow’rs who favour tyranny,
    And all the standing army of the sky. Dryden.

    Money being looked upon as the standing measure of other commodities, men consider it as a standing measure, though when it has varied its quantity, it is not so. John Locke.

    Such a one, by pretending to distinguish himself from the herd, becomes a standing object of raillery. Addison.

    The common standing rules of the gospel are a more powerful means of conviction than any miracle. Francis Atterbury.

    Great standing miracle that heav’n assign’d!
    ’Tis only thinking gives this turn of mind. Alexander Pope.

    The landlord had swelled his body to a prodigious size, and worked up his complexion to a standing crimson by his zeal. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    He turned the wilderness into a standing water. Psal. cvii.

    This made their flowing shrink
    From standing lake to tripping ebb. John Milton.

    There’s his chamber,
    His standing bed and truckle bed. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standing

    of Stand

  2. Standingadjective

    remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn

  3. Standingadjective

    not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water

  4. Standingadjective

    not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color

  5. Standingadjective

    established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees

  6. Standingadjective

    not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed)

  7. Standingnoun

    the act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand

  8. Standingnoun

    maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of long standing; an officer of long standing

  9. Standingnoun

    place to stand in; station; stand

  10. Standingnoun

    condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing

Freebase

  1. Standing

    In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case. Standing exists from one of three causes: ⁕The party is directly subject to an adverse effect by the statute or action in question, and the harm suffered will continue unless the court grants relief in the form of damages or a finding that the law either does not apply to the party or that the law is void or can be nullified. This is called the "something to lose" doctrine, in which the party has standing because they directly will be harmed by the conditions for which they are asking the court for relief. ⁕The party is not directly harmed by the conditions by which they are petitioning the court for relief but asks for it because the harm involved has some reasonable relation to their situation, and the continued existence of the harm may affect others who might not be able to ask a court for relief. In the United States, this is the grounds for asking for a law to be struck down as violating the First Amendment, because while the plaintiff might not be directly affected, the law might so adversely affect others that one might never know what was not done or created by those who fear they would become subject to the law – the so-called "chilling effects" doctrine.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. standing

    Settled, established, not temporary. Standing army, is an army which is kept up by a country, and is liable to every species of duty, without any limitations being fixed to its service.

  2. standing

    Rank; condition. It likewise signifies length of time; as, such an officer is of very old standing in the army.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1488

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1164

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standing' in Nouns Frequency: #1455

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Standing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Standing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Standing in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    And I’ve got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about New York values with scorn in Donald Trump face, with hatred, hatred of New York.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    The Greeks by their laws, and the Romans by the spirit of their people, took care to put into the hands of their rulers no such engine of oppression as a standing army. Their system was to make every man a soldier, and oblige him to repair to the standard of his country whenever that was reared. This made them invincible and the same remedy will make us so.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    His view is that Russia's political standing and the respect accorded to it have fallen away very much since the end of the Cold War.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    He and I have been side by side in a great many fights in the U.S. Senate, standing for liberty, they worked very, very hard.

  5. John Bolton:

    We have now liberated the Twitter account, previously suppressed unfairly in the aftermath of my resignation as National Security Advisor, in full disclosure, the @WhiteHouse never returned access to my Twitter account. Thank you to @twitter for standing by their community standards and rightfully returning control of my account.

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    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • A. witness
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