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Standing meaning

standing - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Stand
  2. 2. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
  3. 3. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
  4. 4. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed ( distinguished from a trundle- bed).
  7. 7. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Place to stand in; station; stand.
  10. 10. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.
  11. 11. Continuance; place to stand; social position.
  12. 12. Established; permanent.

standing - examples of usage

  1. An event is described as standing room only when it is so well-attended that all of the chairs in the venue are occupied, leaving only flat spaces of pavement or flooring for other attendees to stand.
  2. " Yes," said Katharine, standing up, " I'm so angry that I don't want to say anything more. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He was standing where I had seen him before the light went out, and so were the two men. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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