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standing

noun

  1. (status)  social, financial, or professional status or reputation
    Type of: status
  2. (listing)  an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
    Type of: listing
  3. (motion)  the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
    Type of: motion

verb

  1. (be standing)  to be standing; to be upright
    Synonyms: stand up. Type of: rest. Similar to: stand up. Followed by: arise. Caused by: stand up
  2. (be, specified state)  to be in some specified state or condition
    Type of: be
  3. (occupy, place, location)  to occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
    Type of: be
  4. (hold out)  to hold one's ground; to maintain a position; to be steadfast or upright
    Synonyms: remain firm. Type of: resist. Similar to: resist
  5. (permit)  to put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    Synonyms: abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate...
  6. (evaluate)  to have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
    Type of: evaluate
  7. (stay)  to remain inactive or immobile
    Type of: stay
  8. (continue)  to be in effect; to be or remain in force
    Type of: continue
  9. (measure)  to be tall; to have a height of
    Type of: measure
  10. (put)  to put into an upright position
    Synonyms: place upright, stand up. Type of: put. Similar to: stand up. Causes: stand up
  11. (fight down)  to withstand the force of something
    Synonyms: fend, resist. Type of: fight down
  12. (animal husbandry)  to be available for stud services
    Topic: animal husbandry. Type of: serve

adjective

  1. (erect)  having a supporting base
    Similar to: erect
  2. (lasting)  not created for a particular occasion
    Similar to: permanent
  3. (fluids, not moving)  of fluids, not moving or flowing
    Similar to: dead, slack, still
  4. (executed, initiated, standing)  executed in or initiated from a standing position
  5. (persons, feet)  of persons, on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
  6. (military machine)  of the military, belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
    Synonyms: permanent, regular, reg. [abbreviation]. Topic: military machine

Etymology summary

action of the verb "stand". In the sense of "rank, status", it's first recorded ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Standing | orthostasis | orthostatic

a human position in which the body is held in an upright position and supported only by the feet. Although seemingly static,the body rocks slightly back and forth from the ankle in the sagittal plane. The sway of quiet standing is often likened to the ... (45 of 1506 words, 1 image)

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Stand [disambiguation]

may refer to: The upright position of standing | Stand, Greater Manchester, a residential area in the Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, England | A partnership (cricket) in cricket | STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition | The Stand Comedy Club,... (35 of 366 words, 31 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

standing | stand | stand a chance [sense-specific] | stand fast [sense-specific] | stand one's ground [sense-specific] | stand still [sense-specific] | stand to someone [sense-specific] | survive [synonym, sense-specific] | stander [noun, derived]

social or financial position, status, or reputation | length of existence, experience, etc | [modifier] used to stand in or on | [athletics] (of the ... (22 of 1275 words, 54 definitions, 28 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/standing

stand | staun [Scottish] | stand a chance [sense-specific] | stand fast [sense-specific] | stand one's ground [sense-specific] | stand still [sense-specific] | stand to someone [sense-specific] | survive [synonym, sense-specific] | stander [noun, derived]

[transitive] to be or cause to be in an erect or upright position | to rise to, assume, or maintain an upright position | [copula] to have a specified ... (27 of 1138 words, 46 definitions, 25 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

standing | standings | all standing | in good standing | leave someone/thing standing | duration [synonym, sense-specific] | permanent [synonym, sense-specific]

position, status, or reputation | ("standings") : the table of scores indicating the relative positions of competitors in a sporting contest | the ... (21 of 247 words, 11 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/standing

stand | stood [past tense] | stand at stud | witness stand | two | stand at | as things stand | stand down | stand someone down | ...

[intransitive, with adverbial of place] : have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet | rise to one's feet | [intransitive, with ... (22 of 1692 words, 96 definitions, 82 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

standing | standings [sense-specific]

rank or status, especially with respect to social, economic, or personal position, reputation, etc.. | good position, reputation, or credit. | length ... (20 of 246 words, 17 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/standing

stand | stands [sense-specific, plural] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stand a chance or show [sense-specific] | stand by [sense-specific] | stand down [sense-specific] | stand for [sense-specific] | stand in with [sense-specific] | ...

for 64. | [persons] to be in an upright position on the feet. | to rise to one's feet (often followed by "up"). | to have a specified height when in ... (28 of 1326 words, 67 definitions, 52 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

standing [entry 1, adjective] | erect [synonym, sense-specific] | stagnant [synonym, sense-specific] | immobile [synonym, sense-specific] | nonmoving [synonym, sense-specific] | stationary [synonym, sense-specific] | static [synonym, sense-specific] | mobile [antonym, sense-specific] | movable [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

not yet cut or harvested ; upright on the feet or base; "erect" | not flowing; "stagnant" | remaining at the same level, degree, or amount for an ... (26 of 176 words, 6 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 1, verb] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stand a chance | stand for | stand on | stand one's ground | stand on one's own feet | stand tall | ...

to support oneself on the feet in an erect position ; to be a specified height when fully erect ; to rise to an erect position | to take up or ... (30 of 702 words, 29 definitions, 24 usage examples, pronunciations)

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standing [entry 2, noun] | duration [synonym, sense-specific] | location [synonym, sense-specific] | class [synonym, sense-specific] | dignity [synonym, sense-specific] | fashion [synonym, sense-specific] | quality [synonym, sense-specific] | rank [synonym, sense-specific] | state [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a place to stand in; "location" ; a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties | length of service or experience especially ... (26 of 198 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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stand [entry 2, noun] | stands [plural] | hive [definition 2, synonym, sense-specific] | dais [synonym, sense-specific] | podium [synonym, sense-specific] | rostrum [synonym, sense-specific] | stage [synonym, sense-specific] | platform [synonym, sense-specific] | tribune [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a halt for defense or resistance ; an often defensive effort of some ... | an act of stopping or staying in one place | a place or post where one ... (29 of 292 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

standing | standings | of many/five/ten etc years' standing

[uncountable] the status or reputation that someone or something has ; used ... | "standings": [plural, United States] a list of teams or players put ... (24 of 173 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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standing [adjective]

always existing | done from a position in which you are standing on both feet | standing water is very still and does not flow (23 of 68 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stands [3rd-person singular present] | stand up | someone can't stand someone/something | someone can't stand to do something | someone could stand something | do something standing on your head | ...

[intransitive] to have your body in an upright position supported by your ... | "stand" or "stand up": [intransitive] to move from sitting or bending ... (24 of 1381 words, 39 definitions, 70 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [noun] | stands [plural] | take the stand

[countable, usually singular] an attitude or opinion about something, especially one that you state publicly | [countable, usually singular] a ... (19 of 261 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

standing | standings [plural] | moving [antonym, sense-specific] | working [committees, antonym, sense-specific] | Stagnant [synonym, sense-specific] | Duration [synonym, sense-specific]

Present participle of stand.; in the process of coming to an upright position. | Erect, not cut down. | Performed from an erect position. | Remaining in force or status. | Stagnant; not moving or flowing. | Position or reputation in society or a ... (39 of 152 words, 11 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/standing

stand | stands [plural] | stood [past tense] | standen [archaic, past participle] | standing [present participle] | withstand [synonym, sense-specific] | Rank [synonym, sense-specific] | station [synonym, sense-specific] | post [synonym, sense-specific]

[intransitive] To support oneself on the feet in an erect position. | [intransitive] To rise to one's feet; to stand up. | [intransitive] To remain motionless. | [intransitive, followed by to + infinitive`] To be positioned to gain or lose. | ... (37 of 517 words, 31 definitions, 37 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

standing | standings [sense-specific]

Status with respect to rank, reputation, or position in society or a profession. | High reputation; esteem | Continuance in time; duration | [law] The ... (22 of 120 words, 14 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stands [3rd-person singular present] | stand by | stand down | stand for | stand in | stand off | ...

To rise to an upright position on the feet. | To assume or maintain an upright position as specified | To maintain an upright position on the feet. | ... (26 of 757 words, 50 definitions, 34 usage examples, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

standing

the act, state, or position of a person or thing that stands | a place to stand; standing room | status, position, rank, or reputation ; a list ... (26 of 110 words, 11 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stander [noun, related]

to be or remain in a generally upright position, supported on the feet (or ... | to rise to an upright position, as from a sitting, lying, or ... (27 of 595 words, 33 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

witness box [British] | witness stand [United States]

the place in which a person stands in a law court when they are being asked questions (17 of 49 words, 2 usage examples)

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stand [entry 16, United States]

a particular number or period of performances (7 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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standing [entry 1]

reputation, rank or position in an area of activity, system or organization (12 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 1] | stood [past tense]

to be in a vertical state or to put into a vertical state, especially (of a person or animal) by straightening the legs (23 of 82 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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standing [entry 2, slightly formal]

the time for which something has existed (7 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 2] | stood [past tense] | stand trial

to be in, cause to be in or get into a particular state or situation | "stand trial": to be put on trial in a court of law (27 of 202 words, 2 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

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standing [entry 3]

permanent, rather than formed or created when necessary (8 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 3] | stood [past tense]

to be in, cause to be in or put into a particular place | Vehicles that are standing are waiting (19 of 85 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 4] | stood [past tense]

to successfully accept or bear something which is unpleasant or difficult (11 of 45 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 5, British] | stood [past tense] | run

([United States] "run") to compete, especially in an election, for an official position (13 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 6] | stood [past tense] | stand a chance

to have a chance of success (6 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 7, L only + noun] | stood [past tense]

to be a stated height (5 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 8] | stood [past tense]

to buy something, especially a meal or a drink, for someone (11 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 9] | stood [past tense]

to have as an opinion (5 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 10] | stands

[British] a large structure at a sports ground, usually with a sloping ... | "stands": a stand (16 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 11]

an opinion, especially one which is public (7 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 13]

a small shop or stall or an area where products can be shown, usually outside or in a large public building, at which people can buy things or get ... (29 of 53 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 14]

a frame or piece of furniture for supporting or putting things on (12 of 23 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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stand [entry 15]

an act of opposition, especially in defence (7 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

standing

somebody's reputation or position, e.g. in society or business | the period over which something has been in existence | performed while standing ... (21 of 141 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

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stand | stands [plural] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle]

to be in an upright position, or put something in an upright position | to get up into an upright position from a sitting or lying position | to be ... (28 of 736 words, 30 definitions, pronunciations)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

standing

First use: late 14th century

Origin: action of the verb "stand". In the sense of "rank, status", it's first recorded 1570s. Legal sense is first recorded 1924. Sports sense is from 1881.

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stand

Origin: [verb] Old English standan (class VI strong verb; past tense ... | [noun] "pause, delay", Old English, from the root of "stand" (verb). Meaning ... (23 of 249 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

standing | stand

Origin: Old English standan; related to Old Norse standa, Old High German stantan, Latin stāre to stand; see stead

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Wiktionary:

stand | stands [plural] | stood [past tense] | standen [archaic, past participle] | standing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English standen, from Old English standan ("to stand, occupy a place, be valid, stand good, be, exist, take place, consist, be fixed, remain undisturbed, stand still, cease to move, remain without motion, stop, maintain one's ... (36 of 158 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

stand | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English standen from Old English standan; akin to ... | Old English stand from standan, to stand (17 of 41 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

stand | stood [past tense] | stand at stud | witness stand | two | stand at | as things stand | stand down | stand someone down | ...

Origin: Old English standan (verb), stand (noun), of Germanic origin, ... | sense-specific: perhaps from Afrikaans standplaas "standing place" (17 of 32 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

stand | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stands [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English standen, from Old English standan; see stā- in Indo-European roots.

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Merriam-Webster:

stand [entry 1, verb] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English standan; akin to Old High German stantan, stān to stand, Latin stare, Greek ... (21 of 32 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

stand | stands [plural] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle]

Origin: Old English standan from Indo-European

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

standing | standings [plural]

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stand | stands [plural] | stood [past tense] | standen [archaic, past participle] | standing [present participle]

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Collins Dictionary:

standing | stand

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stand

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

standing

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standing [adjective]

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stand [verb] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stands [3rd-person singular present]

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stand [noun] | stands [plural]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

standing

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standing [adjective]

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stand | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle] | stands [3rd-person singular present]

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stand [noun] | stands [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

standing [entry 1]

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stand [entry 2] | stood [past tense]

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the Free Dictionary:

standing

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stand

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Google Dictionary:

standing

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stand | stands [plural] | stood [past tense] | standing [present participle]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

standing

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stand

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YourDictionary Audio:

standing

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freedictionary.org:

Standing

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Stand

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