What does yardstick mean?

Definitions for yardstickˈyɑrdˌstɪk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yardstick(noun)

    a measure or standard used for comparison

    "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"

  2. yardstick, yard measure(noun)

    a ruler or tape that is three feet long


  1. yardstick(Noun)

    A measuring rod thirty-six inches long.

  2. yardstick(Noun)

    A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yardstick(noun)

    a stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc


  1. Yardstick

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yardstick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yardstick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    If you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches.

  2. Stephen Jobs:

    Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem-and that yardstick is Is it good for America

  4. Stephen Monroe:

    What we're trying to do is have a more consistent approach to things so we can use the same yardstick.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    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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