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Definition of "standing" []

  • Status with respect to rank, reputation, or position in society or a profession. (noun)
  • High reputation; esteem: a person of standing in the community. (noun)
  • Continuance in time; duration: a friendship of long standing. (noun)
  • Law The right or capacity to initiate a suit. (noun)
  • The act of one that stands. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "standing" in a sentence
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  • "Many children who have problems with balance or control for standing may benefit from standing or playing in a ‘standing aid’."
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