standing

standing
n. & adj.
—n.
1 esteem or repute, esp. high; status, position (people of high standing; is of no standing).
2 duration (a dispute of long standing).
3 length of service, membership, etc.
—adj.
1 that stands, upright.
2 a established, permanent (a standing rule). b not made, raised, etc., for the occasion (a standing army).
3 (of a jump, start, race, etc.) performed from rest or from a standing position.
4 (of water) stagnant.
5 (of corn) unreaped.
6 (of a stallion) that stands at stud.
7 Printing (formerly, of type) not yet distributed after use.
Phrases and idioms:
all standing
1 Naut. without time to lower the sails.
2 taken by surprise. in good standing fully paid-up as a member etc. leave a person standing make far more rapid progress than he or she. standing committee see COMMITTEE. standing joke an object of permanent ridicule. standing order an instruction to a banker to make regular payments, or to a newsagent etc. for a regular supply of a periodical etc. standing orders the rules governing the manner in which all business shall be conducted in a parliament, council, society, etc. standing ovation a rousing ovation conferred by an audience risen from their seats. standing rigging rigging which is fixed in position. standing-room space to stand in. standing wave Physics the vibration of a system in which some particular points remain fixed while others between them vibrate with the maximum amplitude (cf. travelling wave).

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