(Stand"ard-bred`), a. Bred in conformity to a standard. Specif., applied to a registered
trotting horse which comes up to the standard adopted by the National Association of Trotting-horse
Breeders. [U. S.]
(Stand"ard*ize) v. t. (Chem.) To reduce to a normal standard; to calculate or adjust the
strength of, by means of, and for uses in, analysis.
(Stand"ard-wing`) n. (Zoöl.) A curious paradise bird (Semioptera Wallacii) which has two
long special feathers standing erect on each wing.
(Stand"-by`) n. One who, or that which, stands by one in need; something upon which one
relies for constant use or in an emergency.
(Stand"el) n. A young tree, especially one reserved when others are cut. [Obs.] Fuller.
1. One who stands.
2. Same as Standel. [Obs.] Ascham.
(Stand"er-by`) n. One who stands near; one who is present; a bystander.
(Stand"er*grass`) n. (Bot.) A plant (Orchis mascula); called also standerwort, and
long purple. See Long purple, under Long.
(Stand"gale`) n. See Stannel. [Prov. Eng.]
1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
4. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a
standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees.
5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed
Standing army. See Standing army, under Army. Standing bolt. See Stud bolt, under Stud,
a stem. Standing committee, in legislative bodies, etc., a committee appointed for the consideration
of all subjects of a particular class which shall arise during the session or a stated period. Standing
cup, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover. Standing finish (Arch.), that part of the interior fittings,
esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes,
etc. Standing order (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregiational) established by law; a term formerly
used in Connecticut. See also under Order. Standing part. (Naut.) (a) That part of a tackle
which is made fast to a block, point, or other object. (b) That part of a rope around which turns are
taken with the running part in making a knot of the like. Standing rigging (Naut.), the cordage or
rope which sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as the shrouds and stays, distinguished
from running rigging.