1position, status, or reputation:their standing in the communitya man of high social standing
(standings) the table of scores indicating the relative positions of competitors in a sporting contest:she heads the world championship standings
2the length of time that something has lasted or that someone has fulfilled a role; duration:an inter-departmental squabble of long standing
3a stall for cattle and horses.
1(of a jump or a start in a running race) performed from rest or an upright position, without a run-up or the use of starting blocks:I took a standing jump figurativethey built the world’s largest advertising agency from a standing start nineteen years ago
2remaining in force or use; permanent:he has a standing invitation to visit thema standing army
3(of water) stagnant or still:standing water will also freeze in winter
4 Printing (of metal type) kept set up after use.
Sailing (chiefly with reference to a boat’s stopping) without time to lower the sails:Passion Flower brought up all standing with a crash
in good standing
in favour or on good terms with someone:the companies wanted to stay in good standing with the government
leave someone/thing standing
informal be much better or make much faster progress than someone or something else:in the personal fitness stakes he left her standing
standing in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of standing in the US English dictionary