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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

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

A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.
Buddha

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Steven Wright

Most days it feels as if the world is whirling around me and I am standing still. In slow motion, I watch the colors blur; people and faces all become a massive wash.
Sarah Kay

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Standing Translations

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