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Meanings of Standing-joke:

noun

Something that a particular group of people are familiar with and laugh about often, especially in an unkind way

Usage examples:

The fact that debbie is always late has become a standing joke among her friends.

Meanings of Standing-out:

phrasal verb

To be easily seen or noticed

Usage examples:

The black lettering really stands out against that background., the applicant we hired was so well …

Standing-ovation

ˌstæn.dɪŋ əʊˈveɪ.ʃən

Meanings of Standing-ovation:

noun

The activity of people standing and clapping to show their appreciation

Usage examples:

What began as applause turned into a long standing ovation.

Meanings of Standing-stone:

noun

A tall stone put in a vertical position by people in prehistoric times (= the period before there were written records)

Usage examples:

Everyone has a theory about these mysterious, giant standing stones.

Meanings of Standing-up:

phrasal verb

To prove to be true when closely examined

Usage examples:

The evidence is weak and will not stand up in court., good research will stand up under any critici…

Standings

ˈstandɪŋ

Meanings of Standings:

noun

Position, status, or reputation.

Usage examples:

Their standing in the community

Standish

ˈstandɪʃ

Meanings of Standish:

noun

A stand for holding pens, ink, and other writing equipment.

Usage examples:

When the veteran,..is about to lay his pen to rest in the standish.

Standishes

ˈstandɪʃ

Meanings of Standishes:

noun

A stand for holding pens, ink, and other writing equipment.

Usage examples:

When the veteran,..is about to lay his pen to rest in the standish.

Standoff

ˈstandɒf

Meanings of Standoff:

noun

A deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

Usage examples:

The 16-day-old stand-off was no closer to being resolved

Meanings of Standoffish:

adjective

Distant and cold in manner; unfriendly.

Usage examples:

He was an arrogant, stand-offish prig

Standoffishly

ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ.li

Meanings of Standoffishly:

adverb

In a way that is slightly unfriendly and too formal

Usage examples:

She answered standoffishly, "i'll think about it.", he watched us standoffishly for a while, then c…

Standoffishness

ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ.nəs

Meanings of Standoffishness:

noun

A way of behaving that is slightly unfriendly and too formal

Usage examples:

What some people think is standoffishness is really just shyness., he never said anything critical,…

Standoffs

ˈstandɒf

Meanings of Standoffs:

noun

A deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

Usage examples:

The 16-day-old stand-off was no closer to being resolved

Standout

ˈstænd.aʊt

Meanings of Standout:

noun

A person or thing of exceptional quality or ability.

Usage examples:

Standouts include the home-made ravioli and the pizzas
adjective

Exceptionally good.

Usage examples:

He became a standout quarterback in the nfl

Standouts

ˈstandaʊt

Meanings of Standouts:

noun

A person or thing of exceptional quality or ability.

Usage examples:

Standouts include the home-made ravioli and the pizzas
adjective

Exceptionally good.

Usage examples:

He became a standout quarterback in the nfl

Meanings of Standpipe:

noun

A vertical pipe extending from a water supply, especially one connecting a temporary tap to the mains.

Usage examples:

Similarly, use of existing fire department standpipes and water supplies will be allowed.

Standpipes

ˈstænd.paɪp

Meanings of Standpipes:

noun

A vertical pipe extending from a water supply, especially one connecting a temporary tap to the mains.

Usage examples:

Similarly, use of existing fire department standpipes and water supplies will be allowed.

Standpoint

ˈstænd.pɔɪnt

Meanings of Standpoint:

noun

An attitude to a particular issue.

Usage examples:

She writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer

Meanings of Standpoints:

noun

An attitude to a particular issue.

Usage examples:

She writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer

Stands

stand

Meanings of Stands:

verb

Have or maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet.

Usage examples:

Lionel stood in the doorway
noun

An attitude towards a particular issue; a position taken in an argument.

Usage examples:

The party's tough stand on immigration
plural noun

The large area containing many seats arranged in rising rows from which people can watch sports or other events

Usage examples:

Gordon was sitting in the stands, eating hot dogs and watching the game.

Standstill

ˈstænd.stɪl

Meanings of Standstill:

noun

A situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all.

Usage examples:

The traffic came to a standstill

Standup

stænd

Meanings of Standup:

adjective

Involving, done by, or engaged in by people standing up.

Usage examples:

A stand-up party
noun

A comedian who performs by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes.

Usage examples:

In the summer a bbc executive suggested cannon & ball take to the edinburgh festival fringe, the an…
phrasal verb

To prove to be true when closely examined

Usage examples:

The evidence is weak and will not stand up in court., good research will stand up under any critici…

Stanhope

ˈstanəp

Meanings of Stanhope:

noun

A light open horse-drawn carriage for one person, with two or four wheels.

Usage examples:

They found the stanhope drawn by a big grey awaiting them.

Stanhopes

ˈstanəp

Meanings of Stanhopes:

noun

A light open horse-drawn carriage for one person, with two or four wheels.

Usage examples:

They found the stanhope drawn by a big grey awaiting them.

Stank

stæŋk

Meanings of Stank:

verb

Have a strong unpleasant smell.

Usage examples:

The place stank like a sewer
noun

A strong unpleasant smell; a stench.

Usage examples:

The stink of the place hit me as i went in
adjective

Having a strong unpleasant smell.

Usage examples:

‘what you doing with that stink dog?’

Past simple of stink

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