a measure or standard used for comparison
"on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"
yardstick, yard measure(noun)
a ruler or tape that is three feet long
A measuring rod thirty-six inches long.
A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
a stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc
A yardstick is a straightedge used to physically measure lengths of up to a yard high. Yardsticks are flat wooden boards with markings at regular intervals.
The numerical value of yardstick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of yardstick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem-and that yardstick is Is it good for America
What we're trying to do is have a more consistent approach to things so we can use the same yardstick.
Rubio can be up or down, nothing matters. None of the yardstick being applied to us is being applied to Rubio, rubio’s entire spend has been that so far, $6 million all secret donors. It kind of stuns me that he’s gotten away with that in the media.
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