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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English standynge, stondynge, standende, stondinde, standande, stondande, from Old English standende, stondende, from Proto-Germanic *standandz (standing), present participle of Proto-Germanic *standaną (to stand), equivalent to stand +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

standing

  1. present participle of stand
    • 1991, Backdraft
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?

AdjectiveEdit

standing (not comparable)

  1. Erect, not cut down.
  2. Performed from an erect position.
    standing ovation
  3. Remaining in force or status.
    standing committee
  4. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
    standing water
  5. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting.
    a standing colour
  6. Not movable; fixed.
    a standing bed, distinguished from a trundle-bed
    the standing rigging of a ship
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English standyng, stonding, stondung, from Old English *standung, equivalent to stand +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

standing (countable and uncountable, plural standings)

  1. Position or reputation in society or a profession.
    He does not have much of a standing as a chemist.
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)[1]
      The males constantly test their standing, looking to move up in the hierarchy.
  2. Duration.
    a member of long standing
  3. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
    I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. — Francis Bacon.
    I think in deep mire, where there is no standing. — Psalms lxix. 2.
  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. (Britain) room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
    • 1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
      "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had standing for two cars in front of the house."
    • 2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
      "The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard standing, and waste."
  6. (law) 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.
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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English standing.

NounEdit

standing

  1. in bato lata; an instance where the can is standing upright and, still in play, after being hit and pushed out of its ring

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

standa (to stand) +‎ -ing

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NounEdit

standing f (genitive singular standingar, uncountable)

  1. erection

DeclensionEdit

f6s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative standing standingin
Accusative standing standingina
Dative standing standingini
Genitive standingar standingarinnar


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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English standing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

standing m (plural standings)

  1. standing, status
  2. Level of quality or comfort, especially about real estate
    appartement de grand standing

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

standing m (plural standings)

  1. status, standing, class
    de alto standing
    high-class