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standing at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


standing at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [only before noun]
1 permanently agreed or arranged: --You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service.// standing invitation (=permission to visit someone whenever you like) // a standing army (=a professional permanent army) // --A standing committee was established to coordinate the army and navy.//
2 done from a standing position: --The runners set off from a standing start .// standing ovation (=when people stand up to clap after a performance) //
3 standing joke: something that happens often and that people make jokes about// --The whole incident became a standing joke between us.//
standing 2 n [U]
1 someone's rank or position in a system, organization, society etc, based on what other people think of them: --Barb's work helped to improve her standing with her colleagues.// standing in// --The scandal damaged the Governor's standing in the polls.// of high/low standing // --a lawyer of high standing//
2 sth of five/many etc years' standing: used to show the time during which something such as an agreement has existed// --an arrangement of several years' standing//

standing at French => English Of Explained:

level, rank, situation, stall, state, wrestled

standing at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In law, the status of being qualified to bring a legal matter before a court because one has a sufficient and protectable interest in its outcome. The courts have ruled that a plaintiff who has suffered or is threatened with actual injury (physical, economic, or other) clearly has standing. A plaintiff who cannot demonstrate such injury will lack standing and therefore be unable to bring a case.

standing at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

188 Moby Thesaurus words for "standing":
abeyant, abidingness, age, angle, antiquity, apathetic, base,
bearings, cachet, candidacy, candidature, capacity, case, caste,
cataleptic, catatonic, changelessness, character, circumstance,
class, condition, consequence, constancy, continuance, continued,
continuing, continuous, conventional, customary, dead,
defeat of time, defiance of time, dignity, distance, diuturnity,
dopey, dormant, dull, durability, durableness, duration, echelon,
eminence, endurance, erect, established, estate, face, firmness,
fix, fixed, fixedness, flat, foothold, footing, footplate,
footrail, footrest, foul, frozenness, grade, groggy, ground,
hardening, heavy, hierarchy, high place, hold, immobility,
immovability, immovableness, immutability, in abeyance,
in suspense, inactive, inert, invariability, invariableness,
inveteracy, jam, kudos, languid, languorous, lastingness, latent,
leaden, level, lifeless, location, locus standi, logy,
long standing, long-lastingness, long-livedness, longevity, lot,
maintenance, modality, mode, motionless, normal, ongoing, order,
pass, passive, perch, perdurability, perennation, permanence,
permanency, permanent, perpetual, perpetualness, perpetuity,
persistence, persistency, perspective, phlegmatic, pickle, place,
plight, position, post, posture, power structure, precedence,
predicament, prestige, prominence, purchase, quiescence, rank,
rate, rating, regular, reputation, repute, rigidity, running,
running for office, seat, sedentary, set, situation, slack,
sleeping, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, solidity, sphere, spot,
stability, stage, stagnant, stance, stand, standard,
standing for office, standing place, stasis, state, static,
station, stationary, stature, status, steadfastness, still,
stratum, survival, survivance, suspended, tame, toehold, torpid,
torpor, unaroused, unbroken, unchangeability, unchangingness,
unmoving, unseated, upright, usual, venue, vertical, viewpoint

standing at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Circumstance): circumstance, situation, phase, position, posture, attitude, place, point, terms, regime, footing, standing, status, occasion, juncture, contingency, event, predicament, emergence, emergency, exigency, crisis, pinch*, pass, push, occurrence, lay of the land, surroundings, context, environment, location, contingency, dependence.

[N] (Degree [Relative quantity]): degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, standard, height, pitch, reach, amplitude, range, scope, caliber, gradation, shade, tenor, sphere, station, rank, standing, rate, sort, point, mark, stage, term, intensity, strength, greatness.

[N] (Term): term, rank, station, stage, step, degree, scale, remove, grade, link, peg, rung of the ladder, status, position, place, point, mark, period, stand, standing, footing, range.

[N] (Permanence): stability, quiescence, obstinacy, permanence, persistence, endurance, durability, standing, status quo, maintenance, preservation, conservation, conservation.

[N] (Situation): situation, position, locality, locale, status, latitude, longitude, coordinates, footing, standing, environment, surroundings, location, place, site, station, seat, venue, whereabouts, bearings, direction, spot, topography, geography.

standing at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective [only before noun]
1 existing or arranged permanently, not formed or made for a particular situation:
a standing army * (BrE) a standing charge (= an amount of money that you pay in order to use a service, such as gas or water) * a standing committee * It's a standing joke (= something that a group of people regularly laugh at). * We have a standing invitation to visit them anytime.
2 done from a position in which you are standing rather than sitting or running:
a standing jump / start
noun [U]
1 the position or reputation of sb/sth within a group of people or in an organization
the high / low standing of politicians with the public * The contract has no legal standing.
2 [U] the period of time that sth has existed:
a friendship of many years' standing
3 (standings) [pl.] a list of people, teams, etc. showing their positions in a sports competition:
Hendry remains at the top of the championship standings.

Standing at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stand \Stand\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries.
stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, G. stehen,
Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st[*a], Goth. standan, Russ.
stoiate, L. stare, Gr. ? to cause to stand, ? to stand, Skr.
sth[=a]. [root]163. Cf. {Assist}, {Constant}, {Contrast},
{Desist}, {Destine}, {Ecstasy}, {Exist}, {Interstice},
{Obstacle}, {Obstinate}, {Prest}, n., {Rest} remainder,
{Soltice}, {Stable}, a. & n., {State}, n., {Statute},
{Stead}, {Steed}, {Stool}, {Stud} of horses, {Substance},
1. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an
upright or firm position; as:
(a) To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly
erect position; -- opposed to {lie}, {sit}, {kneel},
etc. ``I pray you all, stand up!'' --Shak.
(b) To continue upright in a certain locality, as a tree
fixed by the roots, or a building resting on its

It stands as it were to the ground yglued.

The ruined wall Stands when its wind worn
battlements are gone. --Byron.

2. To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be
situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.

Wite ye not where there stands a little town?

3. To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause;
to halt; to remain stationary.

I charge thee, stand, And tell thy name. --Dryden.

The star, which they saw in the east, went before
them, till it came and stood over where the young
child was. --Matt. ii. 9.

4. To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against
tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to
endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or

My mind on its own center stands unmoved. --Dryden.

5. To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or
yield; to be safe.

Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall.

6. To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be
fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance
or opposition. ``The standing pattern of their
imitation.'' --South.

The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves
together, and to stand for their life. --Esther
viii. 11.

7. To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral
rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

We must labor so as to stand with godliness,
according to his appointment. --Latimer.

8. To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a
particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love,
stands first in the rank of gifts.

9. To be in some particular state; to have essence or being;
to be; to consist. ``Sacrifices . . . which stood only in
meats and drinks.'' --Heb. ix. 10.

Accomplish what your signs foreshow; I stand
resigned, and am prepared to go. --Dryden.

Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not
tarry. --Sir W.

10. To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing But what
may stand with honor. --Massinger.

11. (Naut.) To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the
shore; to stand for the harbor.

From the same parts of heaven his navy stands.

12. To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.

He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the
university. --Walton.

13. To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.

Or the black water of Pomptina stands. --Dryden.

14. To measure when erect on the feet.

Six feet two, as I think, he stands. --Tennyson.

15. (Law)
(a) To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to
have efficacy or validity; to abide. --Bouvier.
(b) To appear in court. --Burrill.

{Stand by} (Naut.), a preparatory order, equivalent to {Be

{To stand against}, to opposite; to resist.

{To stand by}.
(a) To be near; to be a spectator; to be present.
(b) To be aside; to be aside with disregard. ``In the
interim [we] let the commands stand by neglected.''
--Dr. H. More.
(c) To maintain; to defend; to support; not to desert;
as, to stand by one's principles or party.
(d) To rest on for support; to be supported by.

{To stand corrected}, to be set right, as after an error in a
statement of fact. --Wycherley.

{To stand fast}, to be fixed; to be unshaken or immovable.

{To stand firmly on}, to be satisfied or convinced of.
``Though Page be a secure fool, and stands so firmly on
his wife's frailty.'' --Shak.

{To stand for}.
(a) To side with; to espouse the cause of; to support; to
maintain, or to profess or attempt to maintain; to
defend. ``I stand wholly for you.'' --Shak.
(b) To be in the place of; to be the substitute or to
represent; as, a cipher at the left hand of a figure
stands for nothing. ``I will not trouble myself,
whether these names stand for the same thing, or
really include one another.'' --Locke.

{To stand in}, to cost. ``The same standeth them in much less
cost.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia).

The Punic wars could not have stood the human race
in less than three millions of the species. --Burke.

{To stand in hand}, to conduce to one's interest; to be
serviceable or advantageous.

{To stand off}.
(a) To keep at a distance.
(b) Not to comply.
(c) To keep at a distance in friendship, social
intercourse, or acquaintance.
(d) To appear prominent; to have relief. ``Picture is
best when it standeth off, as if it were carved.''
--Sir H. Wotton.

{To stand off and on} (Naut.), to remain near a coast by
sailing toward land and then from it.

{To stand on} (Naut.), to continue on the same tack or

{To stand out}.
(a) To project; to be prominent. ``Their eyes stand out
with fatness.'' --Psalm lxxiii. 7.
(b) To persist in opposition or resistance; not to yield
or comply; not to give way or recede.

His spirit is come in, That so stood out
against the holy church. --Shak.

{To stand to}.
(a) To ply; to urge; to persevere in using. ``Stand to
your tackles, mates, and stretch your oars.''
(b) To remain fixed in a purpose or opinion. ``I will
stand to it, that this is his sense.'' --Bp.
(c) To abide by; to adhere to; as to a contrast,
assertion, promise, etc.; as, to stand to an award;
to stand to one's word.
(d) Not to yield; not to fly; to maintain, as one's
ground. ``Their lives and fortunes were put in
safety, whether they stood to it or ran away.''
(e) To be consistent with; to agree with; as, it stands
to reason that he could not have done so.
(f) To support; to uphold. ``Stand to me in this cause.''

{To stand together}, to be consistent; to agree.

{To stand to sea} (Naut.), to direct the course from land.

{To stand under}, to undergo; to withstand. --Shak.

{To stand up}.
(a) To rise from sitting; to be on the feet.
(b) To arise in order to speak or act. ``Against whom,
when the accusers stood up, they brought none
accusation of such things as I supposed.'' --Acts
xxv. 18.
(c) To rise and stand on end, as the hair.
(d) To put one's self in opposition; to contend. ``Once
we stood up about the corn.'' --Shak.

{To stand up for}, to defend; to justify; to support, or
attempt to support; as, to stand up for the

{To stand upon}.
(a) To concern; to interest.
(b) To value; to esteem. ``We highly esteem and stand
much upon our birth.'' --Ray.
(c) To insist on; to attach much importance to; as, to
stand upon security; to stand upon ceremony.
(d) To attack; to assault. [A Hebraism] ``So I stood upon
him, and slew him.'' --2 Sam. i. 10.

{To stand with}, to be consistent with. ``It stands with
reason that they should be rewarded liberally.'' --Sir J.

Standing \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 \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.

standing at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: social or financial or professional status or reputation;
"of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
2: the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

adj 1: having a supporting base; "a standing lamp" [syn: {standing(a)}]
2: (of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in
standing water" [syn: {standing(a)}] [ant: {running(a)}]
3: not created for a particular occasion; "a standing
committee" [syn: {standing(a)}]
4: maintaining an erect position; "standing timber"; "many
buildings were still standing" [syn: {upright}] [ant: {falling}]
5: executed in or initiated from a standing position; "a
standing ovation"; "race from a standing start"; "a
standing jump"; "a standing ovation" [syn: {standing(a)}]
[ant: {running(a)}]
6: (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect
position supported by straight legs; "standing room only";
"a standing ovation" [ant: {seated}]
7: permanent; "a standing army"
8: not cut down; "standing timber"; "uncut trees" [syn: {uncut}]

standing at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » standing (disambiguation)


* Inter: IPA » /ˈstændɪŋ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-standing.ogg|Audio (US)



  • Inter: present participle of » stand; in the process of coming to an upright position.


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Erect, not cut down.
    1. : So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Category: w - :Robert DeNiro|Robert DeNiro (actor), Category: w - :Backdraft (film)|Backdraft
    2. Performed from an erect position.
    3. : standing ovation
    4. Remaining in force or status.
    5. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
    6. : standing water
    7. : standing committee

      Derived terms

      * standing joke

  • standing order
  • standing ovation
  • standing seam
  • standing wave


    * Inter: sense » stagnant moving, working (committees)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".
    1. Duration.
    2. : a member of long standing
    3. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
    4. : I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. — Francis Bacon.
    5. : I think in deep mire, where there is no standing. — Psalms lxix. 2.
    6. Inter: sport » s 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".
    7. Inter: Britis » h room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
    8. 1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
    9. : "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had standing for two cars in front of the house."
    10. 2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
    11. : "The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard standing, and waste."
    12. Inter: lega » l 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.
    13. : 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.

      Derived terms

      * class standing

  • hard standing
  • good standing


    * Inter: rank » foot|beauty|attention|619|standing|books|knows|try

  • Faroese


    * Inter: IPA » ˈstandːɪŋɡ|lang=fo


    From standa (to stand).


    standing {{f}} {{s}}
  • erection


    Inter: fo-decl-noun-f6-s » standing


    * reðurstøða

  • Category: Category:Faroese nouns -
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    From Inter: etyl » en|fr Inter: term » standing|lang=en.


    * Inter: IPA » /stɑ̃diŋ/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • standing, status

  • Spanish


    Inter: es-noun » m
    1. status, standing, class
    2. : ''de alto standing
    3. ::high-class

    Translation: de » standing
    Translation: et » standing
    Translation: es » standing
    Translation: fr » standing
    Translation: ko » standing
    Translation: io » standing
    Translation: it » standing
    Translation: kn » standing
    Translation: ku » standing
    Translation: li » standing
    Translation: hu » standing
    Translation: mg » standing
    Translation: ml » standing
    Translation: my » standing
    Translation: ja » standing
    Translation: pl » standing
    Translation: ru » standing
    Category: simple:standing -
    Translation: sv » standing
    Translation: ta » standing
    Translation: te » standing
    Translation: vi » standing
    Translation: zh » standing