long-standing
adjective Date: 1814 of long duration <
a long-standing dispute
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  • long-standing — long|stand|ing [ˌlɔŋˈstændıŋ US ˌlo:ŋ ] adj having continued or existed for a long time ▪ a long standing member of the committee long standing debate/dispute etc ▪ a long standing feud between the two families ▪ the long standing problem of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-standing — [lôŋ′stan΄diŋ] adj. having continued for a long time: also longstanding * * * long stand·ing (lôngʹstănʹdĭng, lŏngʹ ) adj. Of long duration or existence: a long standing friendship. * * * …   Universalium

  • long-standing — adj. existing since a time in the distant past; as, long standing policies. [prenominal] Syn: longtime(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-standing — adjective * having existed for a long time: a long standing tradition/arrangement/agreement …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long-standing — [adj] existing for some time abiding, durable, enduring, established, fixed, lasting, long established, long lasting, longlived, traditional; concepts 551,798 …   New thesaurus

  • long-standing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having existed for a long time …   English terms dictionary

  • long-standing — [lôŋ′stan΄diŋ] adj. having continued for a long time: also longstanding …   English World dictionary

  • long-standing — index chronic, durable, inveterate, stable, traditional Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • long-standing — adj established, long established, well established, long lived, long lasting, enduring, abiding, time honoured, traditional * * * ˌlong ˈstanding [long standing] adjective usually before noun that has existed or lasted for a long time • a long… …   Useful english dictionary

  • long-standing — adjective having continued or existed for a long time: long standing argument/debate etc: a long standing feud between the two families | long standing arrangement/offer/relationship etc: We have a long standing tradition of hunting every fall …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-standing — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A long standing situation has existed for a long time. They are on the brink of resolving their long standing dispute over money. ...long standing economic links between Europe and much of Africa …   English dictionary

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