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standing

[ stan-ding ]
/ ˈstæn dɪŋ /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of standing

A Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at stand, -ing1, -ing2

synonym study for standing

2. See credit.

OTHER WORDS FROM standing

un·stand·ing, adjective
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How to use standing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for standing

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
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