gainstanding

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From gainstand +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

gainstanding (uncountable)

  1. Resistance; opposition.
    • 1847, The American journal of science - Page 324:
      The facts, however, are of so clear and palpable a nature, that there is no gainstanding them.
    • 1956, Elizabeth M. Nugent, The thought & culture of the English Renaissance:
      And so they entered into the town witliout any gainstanding.

Etymology 2Edit

From gainstand.

VerbEdit

gainstanding

  1. Present participle of gainstand.
Last modified on 13 February 2014, at 13:05