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Definitions of standard

  1. the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; " they live by the standards of their community"
  2. the value behind the money in a monetary system
  3. ( linguistics) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; " standard English" ( American); " received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" ( British)
  4. any distinctive flag
  5. an upright pole or beam ( especially one used as a support); " distance was marked by standards every mile"; " lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
  6. commonly used or supplied; " standard procedure"; " standard car equipment"
  7. regularly and widely used or sold; " a standard size"; " a stock item"
  8. established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; " a standard reference work"
  9. conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; " windows of standard width"; " standard sizes"; " the standard fixtures"; " standard brands"; " standard operating procedure"
  10. Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver.
  11. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.
  12. Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.
  13. Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.
  14. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.
  15. That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.
  16. That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
  17. The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
  18. A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.
  19. The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.
  20. An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.
  21. An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
  22. The sheth of a plow.
  23. A large drinking cup.
  24. An ensign or flag under which men are united for some common purpose; especially, a national ensign; that which is established by authority as a fixed rule or measure; test; an upright support.
  25. Established by rule or model; as, a standard price; having a recognized value; as, a standard novel.
  26. Anything serving as a type or pattern to which other like things must conform.
  27. An authority.
  28. That which stands or is fixed, as a rule: the upright post of a truss: that which is established as a rule or model: a staff with a flag: an ensign of war: one of the two flags of a cavalry regiment ( not dragoons): ( hort.) a standing tree, not supported by a wall.
  29. According to some standard: legal: usual: having a fixed or permanent value.
  30. Fixed model; ensign or banner.
  31. Of fixed quality, size, or value.
  32. Accurate and authoritative.
  33. Any established measure; a type, model, or example for comparison.
  34. An upright timber, post, or the like.
  35. A flag, ensign, or banner.
  36. Fixed in value by some standard.
  37. That which is authoritatively established as a rule; that which is established by public opinion or custom; criterion; test; an ensign of war; a staff with a flag or colours; a measure by which the regulated height of recruits is ascertained; the proportion of weight of fine metal or alloy established by authority; a tree not supported or attached to a wall; an upright support; an inverted knee placed upon the deck instead of beneath it.
  38. That which is established as a rule, measure, or model; a criterion; a test; that which is of undoubted excellence; a standing tree or stem, as distinguished from a wall- tree; in mil., an ensign; a staff and flag, or colours; in carpentry, an upright support; in shipbuilding, an inverted knee placed upon the deck instead of beneath it; in coinage, the proportion of weight of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
  39. Having a fixed and permanent value; not of the dwarf kind, as a tree.
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Usage examples for standard

  1. Then such as he have a very low standard of morality. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  2. By cutting the short piece into two nearly equal parts, I could then take the larger of them, and, by a similar process, obtain the standard of a foot, and mark it also upon my rule; and so on till I had succeeded in arriving at the inches. – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  3. And, when we do, by what standard can we measure it? – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  4. You made me feel that you were not setting a higher standard for me than you would accept for yourself. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  5. In some quarters it will be readily received as the standard life of the good President. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  6. He became her standard of behavior. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  7. It also makes a good handsome standard tree for open cultivation. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  8. To the question, " Science is the standard for everything; if we cannot believe in science, then what must we believe in?" – Down-with-the-Cities by Nakashima, Tadashi
  9. The black, yellow and red standard flies everywhere alone. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  10. " I saw your jolly address in the Standard," he said to Magnet. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  11. Robert is a warm admirer of Balzac and has read most of his books, but certainly- oh certainly- he does not in a general way appreciate our French people quite with our warmth; he takes too high a standard, I tell him, and won't listen to a story for a story's sake. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  12. We were looking for an asteroid in a standard orbit in the Belt. – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  13. His talents will now be measured by a very different standard. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. Yet if by a heaven- sent chance none, or very few, reached the necessary standard of excellence-? – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  15. This standard had its effect on literature. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  16. It was a bad dream by any standard. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  17. The open fire at once sets up a standard of comparison. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  18. It was in the Standard, so there is no doubt about it. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  19. If the gold standard is a good thing, why try to get rid of it? – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  20. They soon attracted to their standard all who were still faithful to the law. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
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