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Definition of the noun standing

What does standing mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: standings

  1. social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • examples: of equal standing | a member in good standing
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: position / status = the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    • more specific words:
  2. an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: list / listing = a database containing an ordered array of items
  3. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: motility / motion / move / movement = a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Alternative definition of the noun standing


  1. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a 'standing' as a chemist".
  2. See Duration.
  3. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
  4. [sports] 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. [British] room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
  6. [legal] 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.

Definition of the adjective standing

What does standing mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more standing / most standing

  1. having a supporting base
    • example: a standing lamp
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: erect / upright / vertical
  2. not created for a particular occasion
    • example: a standing committee
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: lasting / permanent
  3. (of fluids) not moving or flowing
    • example: mosquitoes breed in standing water
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • antonym: running
    • similar: dead / stagnant; slack; still
  4. executed in or initiated from a standing position
    • examples: race from a standing start | a standing jump | a standing ovation
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • antonym: running
  5. (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
    • example: standing room only
    • antonym: seated
  6. permanent
    • example: a standing army
    • similar: regular

Alternative definition of the adjective standing


  1. Erect, not cut down.
  2. Performed from an erect position.
  3. Remaining in force or status.
  4. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.

Definition of the verb standing

What does standing mean as a doing word?


  1. [present participle of, stand]; in the process of coming to an upright position.


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    • also known as Standing (disc 1)
    • released on (15 years ago)
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  3. "Standing" is a musical album by Craig Whittaker.
  4. "Standing" is a composition.


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.

Phrases with Standing

Phrases starting with the word Standing:

  1. Standing end
  2. standing army
  3. Standing Joke
  4. Standing Part
  5. standing room
  6. Standing Seam
  7. standing wave
  8. Standing Cloud
  9. standing order
  10. standing press
  11. standing stone
  12. standing ovation
  13. Standing-Cypress
  14. standing committee
  15. Standing Milkvetch
  16. standing rib roast
  17. Standing room only

Phrases ending with the word Standing:

  1. Free-Standing
  2. Good standing
  3. long-standing

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Standing

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Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

obstacle (something standing against), rest (stand back), stable (standing firm ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religions (2013)

by John G. R. Forlong

Sanskrit : " standing." A stone or pillar. Star. See Zodiak. The word is common to most Aryan languages, from the root stra to " strew " or " stream " with light. Sanskrit and Zend stara : Greek aster : Latin stella and astrum : Teutonic stairno : Dutch ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

SMEO SMFT SMI situation report special interest vessel staff judge advocate standing joint force headquarters standing joint force headquarters (core element ) Standing Joint Force Headquarters - North Secretary, Joint Staff station-keeping ...

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

Stone Building Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, ...

Google previewDictionary (1998)

Tohono O'odham/Pima to English, English to Tohono O'odham/Pima by Dean Saxton, Lucille Saxton, Susie Enos

Map or Other Names Giwho Tho'ag Gogs Mek* Burnt Dog Topawa Gohih Kehk Mulberry Standing Kohi Kug Gohk Sha'alk* Two Clefts Quinn's Well, Aguirre Vaya Hahl Mek Burnt Squash Hali Murk Hahshani Chuhchk Saguaro Standing ...

Google previewJim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength 2nd Edition (2014)

by Stoppani, Jim

Standing Curl Exercises Barbell Curl Barbell Curl With Bands Standing Dumbbell Curl Standing .

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

Measured with the individual standing erect. scrotale - scye level, frontal, sitting The surface distance from scrotale up the front of the torso to the scye height. Measured with the individual sitting erect. scrotale — scye level, frontal, standing The ...

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Quotes about Standing

I get a standing ovation jaust standing. (George Burns)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1N1D2I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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