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Definition 1: the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position - [noun denoting act]

(standing is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event - [noun denoting communication]

(standing is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

Definition 3: social or financial or professional status or reputation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • of equal standing
  • a member in good standing

(standing is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

(... is a kind of standing ) standing or position on a scale

(... is a kind of standing ) position on a scale in relation to others in status or rank or achievement

(... is a kind of standing ) the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

(... is a kind of standing ) a prominent status

"a person of importance"

(... is a kind of standing ) a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

"he wanted to achieve power and prestige"

(... is a kind of standing ) an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known

"he worked in obscurity for many years"

(... is a kind of standing ) the state of being honored

(... is a kind of standing ) a state of shame or disgrace

"he was resigned to a life of dishonor"

Definition 4: (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • standing room only

Definition 5: executed in or initiated from a standing position - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • race from a standing start
  • a standing jump
  • a standing ovation

Definition 6: (of fluids) not moving or flowing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mosquitoes breed in standing water

(standing is similar to ...) not circulating or flowing

"dead air" "dead water" "stagnant water"

(standing is similar to ...) flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

"slack water"

(standing is similar to ...) free from noticeable current

"a still pond" "still waters run deep"

Definition 7: having a supporting base - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a standing lamp

(standing is similar to ...) upright in position or posture

"an erect stature" "erect flower stalks" "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression" "a column still vertical amid the ruins" "he sat bolt upright"

Definition 8: not created for a particular occasion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a standing committee

(standing is similar to ...) continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

"permanent secretary to the president" "permanent address" "literature of permanent value"

Definition 9: permanent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where standing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a standing army

(standing is similar to ...) (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces

"the regular army"

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