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.
Classes differentiate themselves from masses by the yardstick of mental prowess standard than by the monetary power status. A true leader hails from the classes and others belong to the masses.
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