present participle of|stand; in the process of coming to an upright position
- erect|Erect, not cut down.
- Performed from an erect position.
- remaining|Remaining in force or status.
- stagnant|Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
- position|Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".
- The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
sports The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places".
UK room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
#*1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
#: "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had standing for two cars in front of the house."
#*2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
#:"The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard standing, and waste."
law the right to bring a legal action
From standa (to stand).
standing f s