Synonyms of standing


1. standing, status, position

usage: social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"

2. standing, list, listing

usage: an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

3. standing, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position


1. stand, stand up, rest

usage: be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

2. stand, be

usage: be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"

3. stand, be

usage: occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; "We stand on common ground"

4. stand, remain firm, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm

usage: hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; "I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

5. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, permit, allow, let, countenance

usage: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

6. stand, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"

7. stand, stay, remain, rest

usage: remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"

8. stand, continue

usage: be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"

9. stand, measure

usage: be tall; have a height of; copula; "She stands 6 feet tall"

10. stand, stand up, place upright, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

11. resist, stand, fend, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend

usage: withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

12. stand, serve, service

usage: be available for stud services; "male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females"


1. standing(prenominal), erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright

usage: having a supporting base; "a standing lamp"

2. standing(prenominal), permanent (vs. impermanent), lasting

usage: not created for a particular occasion; "a standing committee"

3. standing(prenominal) (vs. running), dead(prenominal), stagnant, slack, still

usage: (of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in standing water"

4. standing(prenominal) (vs. running)

usage: executed in or initiated from a standing position; "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"

5. standing (vs. seated)

usage: (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; "standing room only"

6. standing, regular (vs. irregular)

usage: permanent; "a standing army"

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Definition and meaning of standing (Dictionary)