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Pronunciation: /ˈstændɪŋ/

Translation of standing in Spanish:


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (position) posición (feminine); (prestige) prestigio (masculine) 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.
    1.2 (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


(before noun, no comparative/delante del nombre, sin comparativo)
  • 1.1 (permanent) permanente 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 1.2 (upright, not seated) [passenger] de pie, parado (Latin America/América Latina) 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 … 1.3 (stagnant) [water] estancado

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