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Meaning & Definition of Standing in English

English

Standing

/stændɪŋ/

noun

1. Social or financial or professional status or reputation

  • "Of equal standing"
  • "A member in good standing"
    synonym:
  • standing

2. An ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

    synonym:
  • standing

3. The act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

    synonym:
  • standing

adjective

1. Having a supporting base

  • "A standing lamp"
    synonym:
  • standing(a)

2. Not created for a particular occasion

  • "A standing committee"
    synonym:
  • standing(a)

3. (of fluids) not moving or flowing

  • "Mosquitoes breed in standing water"
    synonym:
  • standing(a)

4. Executed in or initiated from a standing position

  • "Race from a standing start"
  • "A standing jump"
  • "A standing ovation"
    synonym:
  • standing(a)

5. (of persons) on the feet

  • Having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
  • "Standing room only"
    synonym:
  • standing

6. Permanent

  • "A standing army"
    synonym:
  • standing

Examples of using

I'm just tired of standing up.
Tom and Mary were standing close to each other.
Tom and Mary are standing together.