Definitions for: Standing


[n] the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
[n] social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
[adj] (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; "standing room only"; "a standing ovation"
[adj] not cut down; "standing timber"; "uncut trees"
[adj] permanent; "a standing army"
[adj] maintaining an erect position; "standing timber"; "many buildings were still standing"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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,
etc.

Standing order (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregiational)
established by law; -- a term formerly used in
Connecticut. See also under Order.



Standing part. (Naut.)
(a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block,
point, or other object.
(b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with
the running part in making a knot of the like.

Standing rigging (Naut.), the cordage or rope which sustain
the masts and remain fixed in their position, as the
shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from {running
rigging}.


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.
--Bacon.

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.

Synonyms: regular, uncut, unfelled, upright

Antonyms: falling, seated, sitting

See Also: dishonor, dishonour, grandness, honor, honour, importance, laurels, motility, motion, move, movement, obscurity, position, prestige, prestigiousness, prominence, ranking, rating, status

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