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  1. Present participle of stand.; in the process of coming to an upright position.

standing (not comparable)


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none (absolute)

  1. Erect, not cut down.
    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - Robert DeNiro, Backdraft
  2. Performed from an erect position.
    standing ovation
  3. Remaining in force or status.
  4. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
    standing water
    standing committee



standing (plural standings)

  1. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".
  2. Duration.
  3. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
  4. (sports) The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places".
  5. (UK) room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
    • 1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
    "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had standing for two cars in front of the house."
    • 2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
    "The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard standing, and waste."
  6. (law) The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates.

From standa (to stand).

standing f. sg.

  1. erection

f6s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative standing standingin
Accusative standing standingina
Dative standing standingini
Genitive standingar standingarinnar

From English standing.

standing m. (plural standings)

  1. standing, status
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