standard, criterion, measure, touchstone(noun)
a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
"the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
"they live by the standards of their community"
a board measure = 1980 board feet
standard, monetary standard(noun)
the value behind the money in a monetary system
an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
"distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
any distinctive flag
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"
commonly used or supplied
"standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"
established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
"a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
"standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
regularly and widely used or sold
"a standard size"; "a stock item"
A level of quality or attainment.
Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations.
An object supported in an upright position.
A musical work of established popularity.
The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.
A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.
A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.
One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.
A manual transmission vehicle.
Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.
Growing on an erect stem of full height.
Having recognized excellence or authority.
Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.
Having a manual transmission.
As normally supplied (not optional).
a flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign
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
that which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test
the proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority
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
the upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla
an upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing
an inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally
the sheth of a plow
a large drinking cup
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
hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors
not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees
not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree
Origin: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stand′ard, n. 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 grade of classification in English elementary schools: a staff with a flag: an ensign of war: one of the two flags of a heavy cavalry regiment: (hort.) a standing shrub or tree, not supported by a wall.—adj. according to some standard: legal: usual: having a fixed or permanent value.—n. Stand′ard-bear′er, the soldier or junior officer who carries the colours: the spokesman or representative of a movement. [O. Fr. estandart—Old High Ger. standan, to stand, with suff. -art.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1436
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1985
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Nouns Frequency: #263
Rank popularity for the word 'standard' in Adjectives Frequency: #170
The numerical value of standard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of standard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
The ICAO standard won't deliver substantial reductions because they are setting a standard that 90 – 95 percent of aircraft already meet.
It's a very rare thing for a prosecutor's office to be recused. It's a high standard and respectfully we disagree that the defense has met that standard.
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Translations for standard
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- معيار, مستوىArabic
- estàndard, estendardCatalan, Valencian
- Standard, Banner, StandarteGerman
- μέτρο, υπόδειγμα, καθιερωμένος, πρότυπος, σημαία, πρότυπο, κριτήριοGreek
- modelo, estándar, patrón, estandarteSpanish
- درفش, معیار, استاندارد, لوا, شاخصPersian
- étalon, étendard, standardFrench
- slat-tomhaisScottish Gaelic
- standard, tipo, insegna, livello, regolare, norma, bandiera, tenore, stendardoItalian
- 標準, 規, 基準, 規準Japanese
- 표준, 標準Korean
- paerewa, koungaMāori
- piawai, piawaian, standardMalay
- standaard, maatstafDutch
- standarde, standard, stindardRomanian
- стандарт, стандартный, знамя, образец, штандартRussian
- standard, nivå, fana, standarSwedish
- ప్రమాణం, ప్రమాణికTelugu
- tiêu chuẩn, trình độVietnamese
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