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1    condition, credit, eminence, estimation, footing, position, rank, reputation, repute, station, status  
2    continuance, duration, existence, experience  
3    fixed, lasting, permanent, perpetual, regular, repeated  
4    erect, perpendicular, rampant     (Heraldry)   upended, upright, vertical  

abiding, enduring, established, fixed, hallowed by time, long-established, long-lasting, long-lived, time-honoured  
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  ( standings    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Someone's standing is their reputation or status.  
with supp, oft adj N, with poss artist of international standing..., He has improved his country's standing abroad...     
2       n-count   A party's or person's standing is their popularity.  
usu sing, with poss  
But, as the opinion poll shows, the party's standing with the people at large has never been so low...     
3       adj   You use standing to describe something which is permanently in existence.  
ADJ n   (=permanent)  
Israel has a relatively small standing army and its strength is based on its reserves..., Elizabeth had a standing invitation to stay with her.     
5    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.  
of many years' standing      phrase   n PHR  
...a Congressman of 24 years' standing..., My girlfriend of long standing left me.     

A free-standing piece of furniture or other object is not fixed to anything, or stands on its own away from other things.      adj  
...a free-standing cooker.     
A long-standing situation has existed for a long time.      adj   usu ADJ n  
They are on the brink of resolving their long-standing dispute over money., ...long-standing economic links between Europe and much of Africa.     
1       adj   An object or structure that is self-standing is not supported by other objects or structures.  
...self-standing plastic cases.     
2       adj   A company or organization that is self-standing is independent of other companies or organizations.     (BUSINESS)  
Five separate companies, all operating as self-standing units, are now one.     
standing joke        ( standing jokes    plural  ) If something is a standing joke among a group of people, they often make jokes about it.      n-count   usu sing  
Her precision became a standing joke with colleagues.     
standing order        ( standing orders    plural  ) A standing order is an instruction to your bank to pay a fixed amount of money to someone at regular times.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   also by N  
standing ovation        ( standing ovations    plural  ) If a speaker or performer gets a standing ovation when they have finished speaking or performing, the audience stands up to clap in order to show its admiration or support.      n-count  
standing room     
Standing room is space in a room or bus, where people can stand when all the seats have been occupied.      n-uncount  
The place quickly fills up so it's soon standing room only.     

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