What does Standard mean?

Definitions for Standard
ˈstæn dərdStan·dard

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Standard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. criterion, standard(noun)

    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

    "they live by the standards of their community"

  3. standard(noun)

    a board measure = 1980 board feet

  4. standard, monetary standard(noun)

    the value behind the money in a monetary system

  5. standard(noun)

    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. standard, banner(adj)

    any distinctive flag

  7. standard(adj)

    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"

  8. standard(adj)

    commonly used or supplied

    "standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"

  9. standard(adj)

    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"

  10. standard, received(adj)

    conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

    "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)

  11. standard, stock(adj)

    regularly and widely used or sold

    "a standard size"; "a stock item"

Wiktionary

  1. standard(Noun)

    A level of quality or attainment.

  2. standard(Noun)

    Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations.

  3. standard(Noun)

    An object supported in an upright position.

  4. standard(Noun)

    A musical work of established popularity.

  5. standard(Noun)

    The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.

  6. standard(Noun)

    A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.

  7. standard(Noun)

    A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.

  8. standard(Noun)

    One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.

  9. standard(Noun)

    A manual transmission vehicle.

  10. standard(Adjective)

    Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.

  11. standard(Adjective)

    Growing on an erect stem of full height.

  12. standard(Adjective)

    Having recognized excellence or authority.

  13. standard(Adjective)

    Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.

  14. standard(Adjective)

    Having a manual transmission.

  15. standard(Adjective)

    As normally supplied (not optional).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standard(noun)

    a flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  2. Standard(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  3. Standard(noun)

    that which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  4. Standard(noun)

    the proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  5. Standard(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  6. Standard(noun)

    the upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  7. Standard(noun)

    an upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  8. Standard(noun)

    an inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  9. Standard(noun)

    the sheth of a plow

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  10. Standard(noun)

    a large drinking cup

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  11. Standard(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  12. Standard(adj)

    hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  13. Standard(adj)

    not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

  14. Standard(adj)

    not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree

    Etymology: [OF. estendart, F. tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Standard

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. standard

    Formerly, in ship-building, was an inverted knee, placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, and having its vertical branch pointed upwards from that which lay horizontally.--Royal standard. A flag in which the imperial ensigns of England, Scotland, and Ireland are quartered. It is never hoisted on board a ship unless when visited by the royal family, and then it is displayed at the mast-head allotted to the rank; at the main only for the sovereign.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. standard

    A measure by which men enlisted into the army have the regulated height ascertained.

  2. standard

    In its widest sense, a standard is a flag or ensign under which men are united together for some common purpose. The use of the standard as a rallying-point in battle takes us back to remote ages. The Jewish army was marshaled with the aid of standards belonging to the four tribes of Judah, Reuben, Ephraim, and Dan; and the Egyptians had ensigns with representations of their favorite animals. The flag of Persia was white, and, according to Xenophon, bore in his time a golden eagle with expanded wings; it was fixed on a chariot, and thus conveyed to the field of battle. Æschylus, in enumerating the six chiefs who, headed by Polynices, set themselves in battle array against Thebes, describes the device on the standard of each. In the earliest era of Roman history, a bundle of hay or fern is said to have been used as a military standard, which was succeeded by bronze or silver figures of animals attached to a staff, of which Pliny enumerates five,—the eagle, the wolf, the minotaur, the horse, and the boar. In the second consulship of Marius, 104 B.C., the other animals were laid aside, and only the eagle retained, and down to the time of the later emperors, the eagle, often with a representation of the emperor’s head beneath it, continued to be carried with the legion. On the top of the staff was often a figure of Victory or Mars. Each cohort had also an ensign of its own, consisting of a serpent or dragon woven on a square piece of cloth, and elevated on a gilt staff with a cross-bar. Under the Christian emperors, the Labarum was substituted for the imperial standard. Standards or ensigns among the Greeks were of different kinds; some had the representations of different animals, bearing some relation to the cities they belonged to. Among the earlier Greeks the standard was a piece of armor at the end of a spear; though Agamemnon, in Homer, uses a purple vail to rally his men, etc. Afterwards the Athenians bore the olive and owl; the Thebans, a sphinx; the other nations, the effigies of their tutelary gods, or their particular symbols, at the end of a spear. The Corinthians carried a pegasus, the Messenians their initial Μ, and the Lacedæmonians Λ. But the most frequent ensign among the Greeks was a purple coat upon the top of a spear. The flag or standard elevated was a signal to begin the battle, and the standard depressed was a signal to desist. The Anglo-Saxon ensign was splendid. It had on it the white horse, the Danish being distinguished by the raven. Various standards of great celebrity occur in mediæval history, among which may be enumerated the Flag of the Prophet (which see); the standard taken from the Danes by Alfred of England; and the Oriflamme, originally belonging to the Abbey of St. Denis, and borne by the counts of Vexin, which eventually became the standard of the French kingdom. In the Middle Ages the ensigns of the army were the banderols, banners, guidons, pencels, and pennons, for which see appropriate headings. In strict language, the term standard is applied exclusively to a particular kind of flag, long in proportion to its depth, tapering towards the fly, and, except when belonging to princes of the blood royal, slit at the end. Each baron, knight, or other commander in feudal times, had a recognized standard, which was distributed among his followers. The length of the standard varied according to the rank of the bearer. A king’s standard was from 8 to 9 yards in length; a duke’s, 7 yards; a marquis’s, 61⁄2 yards; an earl’s, 6 yards; a viscount’s, 51⁄2 yards; a baron’s, 5 yards; a banneret’s, 41⁄2 yards; and a knight’s, 4 yards. There was never a complete coat of arms on the standard; it generally exhibited the crest or supporter with a device or badge of the owner, and every English standard of the Tudor era had the cross of St. George at the head. Standards were registered by the heralds, and the charges on them selected and authorized by an officer-of-arms.

Editors Contribution

  1. standard

    A level of quality or evaluation.

    The standard was easy and simple to achieve as they were prepared.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1436

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1985

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standard' in Nouns Frequency: #263

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Standard' in Adjectives Frequency: #170

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Standard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Standard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Standard in a Sentence

  1. Rod Breslau:

    Fortnite Season 10 is coming to an end, and all of this is hype for Season 11, instead of just the standard update approach that Epic Games does for Fortnite... which is going down for a few hours to apply an update, Epic Games has created an entire marketing and social media campaign, along with a narrative story around it.

  2. Steve Rabinowitz:

    Yes, it will be another talking point for right-wing critics of Hillary's. But it will be no more than all their other hypocritical talking points on which they don't hold Republicans to the same standard.

  3. State Rep. Mike Johnson:

    This is standard practice for The ACLU. What they hope will happen is they make these radical demands and the school board will bow to the pressure. this is a very conservative area.

  4. Clarence Thomas:

    , } The woman, we all know, was Anita Hill. And I was there as her story unfolded. Twenty-seven years ago, on Yom Kippur eve, I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in my role as President of the Women's Legal Defense Fund, which became National Partnership for Women Families for Women Families. I was joined by wonderful colleagues, including Professor Patricia King of Georgetown University and Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. At the time I testified that Judge Clarence Thomas appeared to lack a demonstrated commitment to equal justice. I stated that Judge Clarence Thomas record cast grave doubt on Judge Clarence Thomas commitment to affirm and support fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity, the constitutional protections against gender discrimination and reproductive freedom. Judge Clarence Thomas record had shown an extensive pattern of disregard of principles of fundamental importance to women and Women Families. The ugly double standard over Kavanaughs so-called youthRead MoreOf course, the parallels between then and now are unmistakable. Shortly after my testimony, Hill's story was leaked to the press, and Anita Hill was asked to testify before the Senate. What happened next continues to be one of the most disgraceful episodes in our country's modern history. Anita Hill came before the Senate and was greeted by an all-male panel, led by Republicans who sought to prosecute Anita Hill, while Democrats, at best, remained neutral fact-finders. This phony trial resulted in a gross imbalance of power and meant that no one defended Anita Hill and no one prosecuted Judge Clarence Thomas. What was on trial was not the fitness of Judge Clarence Thomas to be the next Supreme Court justice but instead Hill's moral character and reputation as a woman. Immediately after the hearing, it was branded as a.

  5. Floyd Mayweather:

    As already confirmed by the USADA statement, I did not commit any violations of the Nevada or USADA drug testing guidelines, i follow and have always followed the rules of Nevada and USADA, the gold standard of drug testing.

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