standing

stand|ing1 [ˈstændıŋ] adj [only before noun]
1.) permanently agreed or arranged
You have to pay standing charges whether or not you use the service.
standing invitation
(=permission to visit someone whenever you like)
a standing army
(=a professional permanent army)
A standing committee was established to coordinate the army and navy.
2.) done from a standing position
The runners set off from a standing start .
standing ovation
(=when people stand up to clap after a performance)
3.) standing joke
something that happens often and that people make jokes about
The whole incident became a standing joke between us.
standing 2
standing2 n [U]
1.) someone's rank or position in a system, organization, society etc, based on what other people think of them
Barb's work helped to improve her standing with her colleagues.
standing in
The scandal damaged the Governor's standing in the polls.
of high/low standing
a lawyer of high standing
2.) sth of five/many etc years' standing
used to show the time during which something such as an agreement has existed
an arrangement of several years' standing

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  • Standing on — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • standing — ► NOUN 1) position, status, or reputation. 2) duration: a problem of long standing. ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a jump or start of a race) performed from rest or an upright position. 2) remaining in force or use: a standing invitation. 3) (of water)… …   English terms dictionary

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