standing

[ stan-ding ]
/ ˈstæn dɪŋ /

noun

adjective

Origin of standing

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

OTHER WORDS FROM standing

un·stand·ing, adjective

synonym study for standing

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

synonym study for stand

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 forms of stand

stander, 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

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