standing

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standing

  1. Present participle of stand.; in the process of coming to an upright position.

Adjective[edit]

standing (not comparable)

  1. Erect, not cut down.
    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft
  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

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Noun[edit]

standing (plural standings)

  1. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".
  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. (UK) 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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Faroese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

standa (to stand) +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

standing f (genitive singular standingar, uncountable)

  1. erection

Declension[edit]

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


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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English standing.

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Noun[edit]

standing m (plural standings)

  1. standing, status

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

standing m (plural standings)

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