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Standard meaning

standard - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; " standard English" ( American); " received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" ( British)
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.
  5. 5. Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.
  6. 6. Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.
  7. 7. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.
  8. 8. That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.
  9. 9. That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
  10. 10. The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.
  13. 13. An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.
  14. 14. An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
  15. 15. The sheth of a plow.
  16. 16. A large drinking cup.
  17. 17. Fixed model; ensign or banner.
  18. 18. Of fixed quality, size, or value.

standard - examples of usage

  1. The Standard, Miami Beach is the first holistic health spa hotel in South Beach.
  2. Dr Smith was evidently led into this train of argument, from his habit of considering labour as the standard measure of value, and corn as the measure of labour. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
  3. All his life he had been a simple soul with simple motives and a simple though possibly selfish standard to measure them. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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