Stand"ing, a.

1.

Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.

2.

Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.

3.

Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.

4.

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.

5.

Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed).

Standing army. See Standing army, under Army. -- Standing bolt. See Stud bolt, under Stud, a stem. -- Standing committee, in legislative bodies, etc., a committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects of a particular class which shall arise during the session or a stated period. -- Standing cup, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover. -- Standing finish Arch., that part of the interior fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes, etc. -- Standing order Eccl., the denomination (Congregiational) established by law; -- a term formerly used in Connecticut. See also under Order.<-- also, (Com.) an order for goods which are to be delivered periodically, without the need for renewal. --> -- Standing part. Naut. (a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block, point, or other object. (b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with the running part in making a knot of the like. -- Standing rigging Naut., the cordage or rope which sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as the shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from running rigging.

 

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Stand"ing, n.

1.

The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.

2.

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.

An ancient thing of long standing. Bunyan.

3.

Place to stand in; station; stand.

I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. Bacon.

I think in deep mire, where there is no standing. Ps. lxix. 2.

4.

Condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing.

Standing off Naut., sailing from the land. -- Standing on Naut., sailing toward land.

 

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