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American English: /ˈstændɪŋ/
British English: /ˈstandɪŋ/

Translation of standing in Spanish:


  • 1 (position) his standing in the community
    la posición que tiene or el lugar que ocupa en la comunidad
    a person of high/low social standing
    una persona de posición social alta/baja
    an establishment of high standing
    un establecimiento de gran categoría or de alto standing
    a magazine of some standing
    una revista de cierto prestigio
    she's in very good standing with the party chiefs
    los jefes del partido la tienen en gran estima
    Example sentences
    • For centuries, spouse selection was subject to family status and social standing.
    • All of these arguments for social equality rightly stress the importance of people's social status or public standing.
    • University status will strengthen the institute's academic reputation and international standing.
  • 2 (duration) an agreement of long standing
    un acuerdo vigente desde hace tiempo
    friends of more than 20 years' standing
    amigos desde hace más de 20 años
    a practice of many years' standing
    una práctica muy antigua or que lleva establecida muchos años

adjective before noun, no comparative

  • 1 (permanent) standing charge
    cuota (feminine) fija
    (for utilities) cuota (feminine) abono
    we have a standing invitation to stay with them
    estamos invitados a ir a quedarnos en su casa cuando queramos
    it's a standing offer
    la oferta está siempre en pie
    it's a standing joke that he never pays for a single drink
    tiene fama de no invitar nunca a una copa
    Example sentences
    • The army's standing field forces consist of three mechanized brigade groups.
    • Indonesia saw the peacekeeping force as a standing army ready to go to any embattled country to help to restore civil order.
    • The force will not be a standing army but will have a permanent headquarters in Brussels and will be formed at short notice.
  • 2 (upright, not seated) standing room only!
    ¡no quedan asientos!
    she got a standing ovation
    se pusieron de pie para aplaudirla
    a standing jump
    un salto sin carrera
    60 mph from a standing start in five seconds
    de 0 a 60 mph en cinco segundos
    from a standing start, she has achieved …
    partiendo desde cero, ha logrado …
    Example sentences
    • After millennia of dreaming of flight, the human race went from a standing start at Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years.
    • He has quick heels certainly but most impressive is his speed and direction from a standing start - something that Robinson has yet to master.
    • The brake is applied automatically once the engine is switched off, and released automatically when the car moves off from a standing start.
  • 3 (stagnant)
    Example sentences
    • Mold growth should be suspected wherever there are water stains, standing water or moist surfaces.
    • Police say heavy rain and standing water on the road surface may have been a contributory factor in the collision.
    • With deep, standing water on many major and minor roads, driving conditions were hazardous and there were disruptions to rail services in many areas.
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