I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. not yet cut or harvested <
standing timber
standing grain
b. upright on the feet or base ; erect <
the standing audience
2. not flowing ; stagnant <
standing water
3. a. remaining at the same level, degree, or amount for an indeterminate period <
a standing offer
b. continuing in existence or use indefinitely <
a standing joke
4. established by law or custom 5. not movable 6. done from a standing position <
a standing jump
a standing ovation
II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a place to stand in ; location b. a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties 2. a. length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilege b. position or condition in society or in a profession; especially good reputation <
a member in good standing
c. position relative to a standard of achievement or to achievements of competitors; also plural a listing of the standings of individuals or teams (as in a league) 3. maintenance of position or condition ; duration <
a custom of long standing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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