standing

standing
stand|ing1 [ `stændıŋ ] noun **
1. ) standings plural a list of teams or players put in order according to how many points they have won in games or competitions against each other. British usually table
2. ) uncount the status or reputation that something or someone has:
This latest scandal will undoubtedly have affected his standing with his colleagues.
of high/great/considerable etc. standing: We are delighted to be working with a company of such high standing.
a research center of international standing
a ) used about people's social status:
People's jobs are an important measure of social standing.
The owner of this house would have been a man of standing in Roman society.
b ) someone's success or status as measured in numbers, for example in an OPINION POLL:
The president's current high standing in the polls is not likely to last.
of many/five/ten etc. years' standing
used for saying how long something has been happening:
It was a tradition of many years' standing.
of long standing: a friend and colleague of long standing
standing
stand|ing 2 [ `stændıŋ ] adjective
1. ) always existing:
standing invitation: We have got a standing invitation to stay with Jen and Mike whenever we want.
2. ) standing water is very still and does not flow
3. ) done from a position in which you are standing on both feet:
a standing jump
The 5,000 meters begins from a standing start.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • standing — stand·ing 1 adj: continuing in existence, use, or effect indefinitely a standing order standing 2 n 1: the status of being qualified to assert or enforce legal rights or duties in a judicial forum because one has a sufficient and protectable… …   Law dictionary

  • Standing — Stand ing, a. 1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn. [1913 Webster] 2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water. [1913 Webster] 3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Standing — Stand ing, n. 1. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Standing on — Standing Stand ing, n. 1. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • standing — [stan′diŋ] n. 1. the act, state, or position of a person or thing that stands 2. a place to stand; standing room 3. a) status, position, rank, or reputation [in good standing] b) [pl.] a list showing rank or order, as in achievement, resources,… …   English World dictionary

  • standing — ► NOUN 1) position, status, or reputation. 2) duration: a problem of long standing. ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a jump or start of a race) performed from rest or an upright position. 2) remaining in force or use: a standing invitation. 3) (of water)… …   English terms dictionary

  • standing — (del inglés; pronunciamos estandin ) sustantivo masculino 1. Posición económica y social destacada de una persona o de un grupo social: María soñaba con alcanzar un standing ele vado. Es una zona de alto standing. Su novio es un ejecutivo de alto …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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  • standing O — n. [Slang] short for STANDING OVATION * * * …   Universalium

  • standing — Voz inglesa que se usa ocasionalmente en español con el sentido de ‘categoría o nivel elevados, especialmente desde el punto de vista económico y social’. Suele aparecer en la construcción de alto standing. Es anglicismo evitable, ya que puede… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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