Definitions of standard

  1.   a basis for comparison a reference point against which other things can be evaluated they set the measure for all subsequent work
  2.   the ideal in terms of which something can be judged they live by the standards of their community
  3.   the value behind the money in a monetary system
  4.   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
  5.   any distinctive flag
  6.   an upright pole or beam especially one used as a support distance was marked by standards every mile lamps supported on standards provided illumination
  7.   a board measure 1980 board feet
  8.   commonly used or supplied standard procedure standard car equipment
  9.   regularly and widely used or sold a standard size a stock item
  10.   established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence a standard reference work
  11.   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
  12.   conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers standard English American received standard English is sometimes called the King's English British
  13.   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
  14.   Hence Having a recognized and permanent value as standard works in history standard authors
  15.   Not supported by or fastened to a wall as standard fruit trees
  16.   Not of the dwarf kind as a standard pear tree
  17.   A flag colors a banner especially a national or other ensign
  18.   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
  19.   That which is established as a rule or model by authority custom or general consent criterion test
  20.   The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority
  21.   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
  22.   The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla
  23.   An upright support as one of the poles of a scaffold any upright in framing
  24.   An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally
  25.   The sheth of a plow
  26.   A large drinking cup
  27.   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
  28.   Established by rule or model as a standard price having a recognized value as a standard novel
  29.   Anything serving as a type or pattern to which other like things must conform
  30.   An authority
  31.   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
  32.   According to some standard legal usual having a fixed or permanent value
  33.   Fixed model ensign or banner
  34.   Of fixed quality size or value
  35.   Accurate and authoritative
  36.   Any established measure a type model or example for comparison
  37.   An upright timber post or the like
  38.   A flag ensign or banner
  39.   Fixed in value by some standard
  40.   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
  41.   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
  42.   Having a fixed and permanent value not of the dwarf kind as a tree

Antonyms for standard

especial, offbeat, fashion, hot ticket, unaccepted, salient, unbookish, bad, nonformal, noteworthy, unnatural, outrageous, peculiar, rare, deviant, wild, poor, devious, eccentric, fantastic, quaint, anomaly, unexpected, singular, lame, curious, unconventional, kinky, aberrant, nonliterary, phenomenal, nonstandard, bizarre, dernier cri, unorthodox, unparalleled, bush-league, conspicuous, nonconformist, wrong, unsatisfactory, fad, bush, conversational, Mentionable, lousy, wanting, wretched, substandard, scarce, special, atypical, out-of-the-way, style, wacky, unliterary, rage, buzz, memorable, unknown, Aberrational, nonrepresentative, inferior, dissatisfactory, vernacular, anomalous, weirdo, distinctive, trial, crummy, spaced-out, paltry, Queerish, striking, unexampled, cranky, deviate, off-the-wall, unprecedented, trend, remarkable, exceptional, novel, colloquial, Citable, freakish, sour, informal, bizarro, last word, nameable, developmental, monstrosity, off, unfamiliar, unusual, oddball, ill, uncustomary, unique, screwy, unacceptable, SUBPAR., signal, outlandish, enthusiasm, nonnormative, outstanding, recherche, kooky, off-kilter, infrequent, weird, observable, way out, suboptimal, abnormal, strange, abnormality, unpredictable, far-out, crazy, quirky, vulgar, irregular, funny, WACK, kafkaesque, notable, experimental, erratic, funky, flavor, unpopular, prominent, uncommon, extraordinary, craze, deficient, unwonted, odd, outre, freak, punk, idiosyncratic, untypical.

Quotes of standard

  1. A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well -being of the people – B. R. Ambedkar
  2. I've had lots of replies we're into the double figures now And the overall standard is very good In fact I've been feeling a little guilty because I haven't replied to anyone yet it is something I will be doing – Peter Banks
  3. The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry – Ralph Chaplin
  4. I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock guitar solos but I've done it for five albums now and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction I wasn't interested in showing off any more – Kirk Hammett
  5. According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation perhaps a slightly lower density of matter maybe right where we're sitting right now caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here – Seth Lloyd
  6. I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set – John Malkovich
  7. Last year in a historic move the state of New York passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard – Ed Markey
  8. As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior A norm is by definition a standard for judging it is not itself subject to judgment – Myriam Miedzian
  9. The current lack of a national standard for operators of medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment poses a hazard to American patients and jeopardizes quality health care – Charles W. Pickering
  10. You can take a school like the University of Colorado with a selective admission standard It has a better caliber student going in so you ought to have a better caliber coming out – Roy Romer
  11. We have a large underclass in Britain and a fairly low standard of education Our best universities are extremely good but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education – Nigel Short
  12. Humans are very aggressive and scrappy and go to war at the drop of a hat However a standard land war is no longer going to work as it is no longer technically possible – Bruce Sterling
  13. The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption – Robert Trout
  14. If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity – Bill Vaughan
  15. The Lord of the Rings movie set an entirely new standard for fantasy in the movies – Sarah Zettel

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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