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Meaning of STANDING

Pronunciation:  'standeeng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
  2. [n]  social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
  3. [adj]  (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; "standing room only"; "a standing ovation"
  4. [adj]  not cut down; "standing timber"; "uncut trees"
  5. [adj]  permanent; "a standing army"
  6. [adj]  maintaining an erect position; "standing timber"; "many buildings were still standing"

STANDING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: regular, uncut, unfelled, upright
 Antonyms: falling, seated, sitting
 See Also: dishonor, dishonour, grandness, honor, honour, importance, laurels, motility, motion, move, movement, obscurity, position, prestige, prestigiousness, prominence, ranking, rating, status



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stand"ing\, a.
    1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
    2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
    3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as,
       a standing color.
    4. 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.
    5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from
       a trundle-bed).
    {Standing army}. See {Standing army}, under {Army}.
    {Standing bolt}. See {Stud bolt}, under {Stud}, a stem.
    {Standing committee}, in legislative bodies, etc., a
       committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects
       of a particular class which shall arise during the session
       or a stated period.
    {Standing cup}, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover.
    {Standing finish} (Arch.), that part of the interior
       fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and
       fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes,
    {Standing order} (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregiational)
       established by law; -- a term formerly used in
       Connecticut. See also under {Order}.
    {Standing part}. (Naut.)
       (a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block,
           point, or other object.
       (b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with
           the running part in making a knot of the like.
    {Standing rigging} (Naut.), the cordage or rope which sustain
       the masts and remain fixed in their position, as the
       shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from {running
  2. \Stand"ing\, n.
    1. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of
       being erect upon the feet; stand.
    2. 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.
             An ancient thing of long standing.    --Bunyan.
    3. Place to stand in; station; stand.
             I will provide you a good standing to see his entry.
             I think in deep mire, where there is no standing.
                                                   --Ps. lxix. 2.
    4. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank;
       as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.
    {Standing off} (Naut.), sailing from the land.
    {Standing on} (Naut.), sailing toward land.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are standing, suggests that you are asserting yourself and making your thoughts/feelings known. It also indicates that you are proud of yourself.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The legal right to bring a lawsuit. Only a person with something at stake has standing to bring a lawsuit.