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Definition of Standing

Standing

  1. of Stand
  2. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
  3. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
  4. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
  5. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees.
  6. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed).
  7. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.
  8. 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.
  9. Place to stand in; station; stand.
  10. Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.

Standing Quotations

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
Chris Hadfield

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton

Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.
Daniel H. Pink
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Standing Translations

standing in German is stehend, Stand
standing in Italian is in piedi
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