What is standing?

  • (adj): Not created for a particular occasion.
    Example: "A standing committee"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Standing, also referred to as orthostasis, is a human position in which the body is held in an upright ("orthostatic") position and supported only by the feet.

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... Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) standing mine countermeasures Immediate Reaction Forces ...
Standing Army
... A standing army is a professional permanent army ... Standing armies tend to be better equipped, better trained, and better prepared for emergencies, defensive deterrence and, particularly, wars ... The army of ancient Rome is considered to have been a standing army during much of the Imperial period and during some of the late republican period ...
Iliza Shlesinger - Career - Last Comic Standing
... Shlesinger became the first female and also the youngest winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing in the series' sixth season ... She appeared in The Last Comic Standing Tour ...
Task Force (film) - Production - Aircraft Used in The Film
... Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Boeing Model 100 standing in for a Curtiss F8C-2 Helldiver Curtiss F8C-2 Helldiver Curtiss P-36 Hawk standing in for a Mitsubishi A6M ...
Joseph Stadler
... Stadler born April 7, 1887) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the standing high jump ... competed for the United States in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St Louis, United States in the standing high jump where he won the silver medal ... He also won a bronze medal in the standing triple jump in both events he finished behind Ray Ewry ...

More definitions of "standing":

  • (adj): Not cut down.
    Example: "Standing timber"
    Synonyms: uncut
  • (adj): (of fluids) not moving or flowing.
    Example: "Mosquitoes breed in standing water"
  • (adj): Maintaining an erect position.
    Example: "Standing timber"; "many buildings were still standing"
    Synonyms: upright
  • (adj): (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs.
    Example: "Standing room only"; "a standing ovation"
  • (noun): Social or financial or professional status or reputation.
    Example: "Of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
  • (adj): Executed in or initiated from a standing position.
    Example: "A standing ovation"; "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"
  • (adj): Permanent.
    Example: "A standing army"
  • (adj): Having a supporting base.
    Example: "A standing lamp"
  • (noun): The act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position.

Famous quotes containing the word standing:

    The need to become a separate self is as urgent as the yearning to merge forever. And as long as we, not our mother, initiate parting, and as long as our mother remains reliably there, it seems possible to risk, and even to revel in, standing alone.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)

    When God at first made man,
    Having a glass of blessings standing by,
    “Let us,” said He, “pour on him all we can:
    Let the world’s riches, which dispersed lie,
    Contract into a span.”
    George Herbert (1593–1633)

    Lawyers are necessary in a community. Some of you ... take a different view; but as I am a member of that legal profession, or was at one time, and have only lost standing in it to become a politician, I still retain the pride of the profession. And I still insist that it is the law and the lawyer that make popular government under a written constitution and written statutes possible.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)