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English adjective: standing

1. standing having a supporting base

SamplesA standing lamp.

Similarerect, upright, vertical


2. standing not created for a particular occasion

SamplesA standing committee.

Similarlasting, permanent

Antonymsimpermanent, temporary

3. standing (of fluids) not moving or flowing

SamplesMosquitoes breed in standing water.

Similardead, slack, stagnant, still


4. standing executed in or initiated from a standing position

SamplesRace from a standing start.
A standing jump.
A standing ovation.


5. standing (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs

SamplesStanding room only.

Antonymsseated, sitting

6. standing permanent

SamplesA standing army.



English noun: standing

1. standing (state) social or financial or professional status or reputation

SamplesOf equal standing.
A member in good standing.

Broader (hypernym)position, status

Narrower (hyponym)dishonor, dishonour, grandness, honor, honour, importance, laurels, obscurity, prestige, prestigiousness, prominence, ranking, rating

2. standing (communication) an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

Broader (hypernym)list, listing

3. standing (act) the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

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