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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)

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.

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"."