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standing

[ stan-ding ]
/ ˈstæn dɪŋ /
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noun

adjective

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existing, status, reputation, place, prestige, stature, repeated, fixed, continuing, regular, slot, dignity, term, capacity, footing, character, scene, credit, state, station

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standaway, standby, standee, standfast, standfirst, standing, standing army, standing broad jump, standing chop, standing committee, standing crop

Origin of standing

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at stand, -ing1, -ing2
Related formsun·stand·ing, adjective

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2. See credit.

Definition for standing (2 of 2)

Origin of stand

before 900; Middle English standen (v.), Old English standan; cognate with Old Saxon standan, Middle Dutch standen, Old High German stantan, standa, standan; akin to Latin stāre to stand, sistere, Greek histánai to make stand, Sanskrit sthā to stand, Old Irish at-tá (he) is
SYNONYMS FOR stand

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25. See bear1.
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British Dictionary definitions for standing (1 of 2)

standing

/ (ˈstændɪŋ) /

noun

social or financial position, status, or reputationa man of some standing
length of existence, experience, etc
(modifier) used to stand in or onstanding room

adjective

British Dictionary definitions for standing (2 of 2)

stand

/ (stænd) /

verb stands, standing or stood (mainly intr)

noun

Derived Formsstander, noun

Word Origin for stand

Old English standan; related to Old Norse standa, Old High German stantan, Latin stāre to stand; see stead
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Idioms and Phrases with standing

stand


In addition to the idioms beginning with stand

  • stand a chance
  • stand at ease
  • stand by
  • stand corrected
  • stand down
  • stand fast
  • stand for
  • stand guard
  • stand in awe
  • stand in for
  • standing joke
  • standing on one's head
  • stand in good stead
  • standing order
  • stand off
  • stand on
  • stand one's ground
  • stand on one's own feet
  • stand out
  • stand over
  • stand pat
  • stand still for
  • stand the gaff
  • stand the sight of
  • stand to reason
  • stand up
  • stand up and be counted
  • stand up for
  • stand up to
  • stand up with

also see:

  • can't stand the sight of
  • heart misses a beat (stands still)
  • (stand) in awe of
  • it stands to reason
  • know where one stands
  • make a stand
  • make one's hair stand on end
  • not have (stand) an earthly chance
  • take a stand
  • without a leg to stand on
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