standing

[[t]stæ̱ndɪŋ[/t]]
standings
1) N-UNCOUNT: with supp, oft adj N, with poss Someone's standing is their reputation or status.

...an artist of international standing...

He has improved his country's standing abroad...

She had the wealth and social standing to command respect.

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2) N-COUNT: usu sing, with poss A party's or person's standing is their popularity.

But, as the opinion poll shows, the party's standing with the people at large has never been so low...

Mrs Thatcher's standing was much higher in the US than at home.

3) ADJ: ADJ n You use standing to describe something which is permanently in existence.

Israel has a relatively small standing army and its strength is based on its reserves...

Elizabeth had a standing invitation to stay with her.

...the finance standing committee.

Syn:
4) N-PLURAL In a contest or competition, the list of competitors which shows their places during the event is called the standings. [JOURNALISM]

Britain is 11th in the team standings.

5) See also , long-standing
6) PHRASE: n PHR You can use the expression of many years' standing to say that something has had a particular function or someone has had a particular role for many years. For example, if a place is your home of ten years' standing, it has been your home for ten years. [WRITTEN]

...a Congressman of 24 years' standing...

My girlfriend of long standing left me.


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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

  • standing — (del inglés; pronunciamos estandin ) sustantivo masculino 1. Posición económica y social destacada de una persona o de un grupo social: María soñaba con alcanzar un standing ele vado. Es una zona de alto standing. Su novio es un ejecutivo de alto …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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