standing: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stan'ding), [key]
- rank or status, esp. with respect to social, economic, or personal position, reputation, etc.: He had little standing in the community.
- good position, reputation, or credit: He is a merchant of standing in the community.
- length of existence, continuance, residence, membership, experience, etc.: a friend of long standing.
- a list of teams or contestants arranged according to their past records: According to the standings, the White Sox are leading the division by three games.
- the act of a person or thing that stands.
- a place where a person or thing stands.
- the right to initiate or participate in a legal action: having standing as a friend of the court.
- having an erect or upright position: a standing lamp.
- performed in or from an erect position: a standing jump.
- still; not flowing or stagnant, as water; stationary.
- continuing without cessation or change; lasting or permanent.
- continuing in operation, force, use, etc.: a standing rule.
- customary or habitual; generally understood: We have a standing bridge game every Friday night.
- kept for use in subsequent printings: standing type.
- out of use; idle: a standing engine.
- noting any of various objects or assemblages of objects fixed in place or position, unless moved for adjustment or repairs: standing bowsprit.
- noting the part of a rope that is in use and terminates in a knot or the like.
- standing (Thesaurus)