Definition of "standard" []

  • A flag, banner, or ensign, especially: (noun)
  • The ensign of a chief of state, nation, or city. (noun)
  • A long, tapering flag bearing heraldic devices distinctive of a person or corporation. (noun)
  • An emblem or flag of an army, raised on a pole to indicate the rallying point in battle. (noun)
  • The colors of a mounted or motorized military unit. (noun)
  • An accepted or approved example of something against which others are judged or measured (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A principle of propriety, honesty, and integrity (noun)
  • A level of excellence or quality (noun)
  • Any distinctive flag, device, etc, as of a nation, sovereign, or special cause (noun)
  • Any of a variety of naval or military flags (noun)
  • The colours of a cavalry regiment (noun)
  • A flag or emblem formerly used to show the central or rallying point of an army in battle (noun)
  • A large tapering flag ending in two points, originally borne by a sovereign or high-ranking noble (noun)
  • The commodity or commodities in which is stated the value of a basic monetary unit (noun)
  • An authorized model of a unit of measure or weight (noun)
  • A unit of board measure equal to 1980 board feet (noun)
  • (in coinage) the prescribed proportion by weight of precious metal and base metal that each coin must contain (noun)
  • An upright pole or beam, esp one used as a support (noun)
  • A piece of furniture consisting of an upright pole or beam on a base or support (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A plant, esp a fruit tree, that is trained so that it has an upright stem free of branches (noun)
  • A song or piece of music that has remained popular for many years (noun)
  • The largest petal of a leguminous flower, such as a sweetpea (noun)
  • (in New Zealand and, formerly, in England and Wales) a class or level of attainment in an elementary school (noun)
  • Of the usual, regularized, medium, or accepted kind (adjective)
  • Of recognized authority, competence, or excellence (adjective)
  • Denoting or characterized by idiom, vocabulary, etc, that is regarded as correct and acceptable by educated native speakers (adjective)
  • (formerly) (of eggs) of a size that is smaller than large and larger than medium (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "standard" in a sentence
  • "To meet the demand for a final and standard truth, a demand which realism meets with its doctrine of a being independent of any mind, this philosophy defines a _standard mind_."
  • "25·025 British inches, either of these numbers makes the Sacred Cubit nearly half a British inch longer than his avowed standard of length -- an overwhelming difference in any question relating to a _standard_ measure."
  • "This little-known ECMA standard is short for "ECMAscript for XML"."