Definition of Standard

1. Noun. A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated. "They set the measure for all subsequent work"

2. Adjective. Conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind. "Standard operating procedure"

3. Noun. The ideal in terms of which something can be judged. "They live by the standards of their community"
Exact synonyms: Criterion
Specialized synonyms: Control, Control Condition, Design Criteria
Generic synonyms: Ideal
Derivative terms: Criterial, Standardise, Standardize

4. Adjective. Commonly used or supplied. "Standard car equipment"
Similar to: Common

5. Noun. A board measure = 1980 board feet.

6. Adjective. Established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence. "The classical argument between free trade and protectionism"

7. Noun. The value behind the money in a monetary system.
Exact synonyms: Monetary Standard
Generic synonyms: Value
Specialized synonyms: Gold Standard, Silver Standard, Bimetallism
Derivative terms: Standardise, Standardize

8. Adjective. Conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers. "Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English"
Exact synonyms: Received
Category relationships: Linguistics
Similar to: Acceptable, Classical
Antonyms: Nonstandard

9. Noun. An upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support). "Lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
Generic synonyms: Post
Derivative terms: Stand

10. Adjective. Regularly and widely used or sold. "A stock item"
Exact synonyms: Stock
Similar to: Regular

11. Noun. Any distinctive flag.
Exact synonyms: Banner
Generic synonyms: Flag
Specialized synonyms: Oriflamme

Definition of Standard

1. n. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.

2. a. 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.

Definition of Standard

1. Noun. A level of quality or attainment. ¹

2. Noun. Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations. ¹

3. Noun. An object supported in an upright position. ¹

4. Noun. A musical work of established popularity. ¹

5. Noun. The flag or ensign carried by a military unit. ¹

6. Noun. A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government. ¹

7. Noun. A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid. ¹

8. Noun. One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite. ¹

9. Noun. A manual transmission vehicle. ¹

10. Adjective. Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc. ¹

11. Adjective. (context: of a tree or shrub) Growing on an erect stem of full height. ¹

12. Adjective. Having recognized excellence or authority. ¹

13. Adjective. Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality. ¹

14. Adjective. (not comparable of a motor vehicle) Having a manual transmission. ¹

15. Adjective. As normally supplied (not optional). ¹

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Definition of Standard

1. an established measure of comparison [n -S]

Medical Definition of Standard

1. 1. A flag; colours; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign. "His armies, in the following day, On those fair plains their standards proud display." (Fairfax) 2. That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; especially, the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard. 3. That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test. "The court, which used to be the standard of property and correctness of speech." (Swift) "A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman." (Burke) 4. The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority. "By the present standard of the coinage, sixty-two shillings is coined out of one pound weight of silver." (Arbuthnot) 5. 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. "In France part of their gardens is laid out for flowers, others for fruits; some standards, some against walls." (Sir W. Temple) 6. The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla. 7. An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing. 8. An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally. 9. The sheth of a plow. 10. A large drinking cup. Standard bearer, an officer of an army, company, or troop, who bears a standard; commonly called colour sergeantor colour bearer; hence, the leader of any organization; as, the standard bearer of a political party. Origin: OF. Estendart, F. Etendard, probably fr. L. Extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. Stand. See Extend. 1. 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. 2. Hence: Having a recognised and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors. 3. Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees. Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree. Standard candle, Standard gauge. See Candle, and Gauge. Standard solution. See Standardized solution, under Solution. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standard

stand someone in good stead
stand still
stand stock still
stand tall
stand the test of time
stand to
stand to reason
stand up
stand up against
stand up for
stand up to
stand watch
standard (current term)
standard atmosphere
standard candle
standard candles
standard cell
standard deviation
standard deviations
standard dosing
standard electrode potential
standard electrode potentials
standard error

Literary usage of Standard

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The range and character of the fluctuations of the British standard candle may be seen from the curve in Fig. 7 which is taken from measurements made by ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"standard of living among the industrial people of America, ... standard of living. 1-196. Three months' experiment in housekeeping at an average daily cost ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"The creation of different boards served to accentuate the fact that the possession of a degree could not be accepted as evidence of a uniform standard of ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The phrase standard of value, as used in the preceding sections, ... In the United States a secondary standard was in use from 1862 to 1879. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The yard itself was formerly defined as the length of a certain brass bar, the standard yard, kept at the Office of standard Weights and Measures in ..."

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