Standing off
Standing Stand"ing, n. 1. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand. [1913 Webster]

2. Maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of long standing; an officer of long standing. [1913 Webster]

An ancient thing of long standing. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

3. Place to stand in; station; stand. [1913 Webster]

I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing. --Ps. lxix. 2. [1913 Webster]

4. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing. [1913 Webster]

{Standing off} (Naut.), sailing from the land.

{Standing on} (Naut.), sailing toward land. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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