Noun: standard stan-du(r)d
Adjective: standard stan-du(r)d
- A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
"the schools comply with federal standards";
- criterion, measure, touchstone
- The ideal in terms of which something can be judged
"they live by the standards of their community";
- A board measure = 1980 board feet
- The value behind the money in a monetary system
- monetary standard
- An upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
"distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
- Any distinctive flag
- 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"
- Commonly used or supplied
"standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"
- Established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
"a standard reference work"
- (linguistics) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
"standard English"; "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English";
- Regularly and widely used or sold
"a standard size";
Derived forms: standards
See also: acceptable, amount, authoritative, basic, canonic, canonical, casebook, classic, classical, common, criterial, criterional, definitive, measure, modular, normal, orthodox, quantity, regular, regulation, standardised [Brit], standardized, stock, textbook
Type of: capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, flag, ideal, metric, post, system of measurement, value, volume unit
Encyclopedia: Standard, Indiana