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Other Standing Definition

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


falling, seated, sitting

Misc. Definitions

\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, etc. {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 rigging}.
\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. --Bacon. I think in deep mire, where there is no standing. --Ps. lxix.

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.

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