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    standard - Dictionary definition and meaning for word standard

    Definition
    (noun) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    Synonyms : criterion , measure , touchstone
    Example Sentence
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
    Definition
    (noun) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    Synonyms : criterion
    Example Sentence
    • they live by the standards of their community
    Definition
    (noun) a board measure = 1980 board feet Definition
    (noun) the value behind the money in a monetary system
    Synonyms : monetary standard
    Definition
    (noun) an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
    Example Sentence
    • distance was marked by standards every mile
    • lamps supported on standards provided illumination
    Definition
    (noun) any distinctive flag
    Synonyms : banner
    Definition
    (adj) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
    Example Sentence
    • windows of standard width
    • standard sizes
    • the standard fixtures
    • standard brands
    • standard operating procedure
    Definition
    (adj) commonly used or supplied
    Example Sentence
    • standard procedure
    • standard car equipment
    Definition
    (adj) established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
    Example Sentence
    • a standard reference work
    • the classical argument between free trade and protectionism
    Definition
    (adj) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
    Synonyms : received
    Example Sentence
    • standard English
    • received standard English is sometimes called the King's English
    Definition
    (adj) regularly and widely used or sold
    Synonyms : stock
    Example Sentence
    • a standard size
    • a stock item
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