The word standing is used for the reputation or rank of a person or institution. The new teacher's standing will be vastly improved if he throws a pizza party once a month.

As a noun, standing is frequently used in sports for comparing one team's scores to all the others': "Our standings aren't great, but my softball team is plucky!" It also means "status" or "rank," like the social standing of aristocrats and nobles in medieval society. In law, if you have standing, you have cause to bring a lawsuit against someone else. When you use standing as an adjective, it means "upright" (like your mom's new standing desk) or "permanent" )like your grandparents' standing invitation to visit them any time).

Definitions of standing
  1. noun
    social or financial or professional status or reputation
    “of equal standing
    “a member in good standing
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    standing or position on a scale
    position on a scale in relation to others
    the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
    grandness, importance
    a prominent status
    prestige, prestigiousness
    a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
    an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
    honor, honour, laurels
    the state of being honored
    dishonor, dishonour
    a state of shame or disgrace
    glare, limelight, public eye, spotlight
    a focus of public attention
    salience, saliency, strikingness
    the state of being salient
    accent, emphasis
    special importance or significance
    the state of being first in importance
    anonymity, namelessness
    the state of being anonymous
    humbleness, lowliness, obscureness, unimportance
    the state of being humble and unimportant
    an insignificant place
    limbo, oblivion
    the state of being disregarded or forgotten
    glorification, glory
    a state of high honor
    celebrity, fame, renown
    the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
    esteem, regard, respect
    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    the state in which esteem has been lost
    reputation, repute
    the state of being held in high esteem and honor
    discredit, disrepute
    the state of being held in low esteem
    the state of being corrupt
    disgrace, ignominy, shame
    a state of dishonor
    infamy, opprobrium
    a state of extreme dishonor
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    position, status
    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
  2. noun
    the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
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    motility, motion, move, movement
    a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  3. noun
    an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
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    list, listing
    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
  4. adjective
    (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
    standing room only”
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    seated, sitting
    (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
  5. adjective
    having a supporting base
    “a standing lamp”
    erect, upright, vertical
    upright in position or posture
  6. adjective
    executed in or initiated from a standing position
    “race from a standing start”
    “a standing jump”
    “a standing ovation”
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    executed or initiated by running
  7. adjective
    “a standing army”
    (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces
  8. adjective
    not created for a particular occasion
    “a standing committee”
    lasting, permanent
    continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
  9. adjective
    (of fluids) not moving or flowing
    “mosquitoes breed in standing water”
    dead, stagnant
    not circulating or flowing
    flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
    free from noticeable current
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    (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
    gushing, pouring
    flowing profusely
    jetting, spouting, spurting, squirting
    propelled violently in a usually narrow stream
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  10. noun
    a position from which one has the right to enforce a legal claim or seek redress in a court of law
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    legal right
    a right based in law
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