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Definition 1: any distinctive flag - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for standard in the sense of this definition

(standard is a kind of ...) emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

(... is a kind of standard ) a red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings

Definition 2: an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • distance was marked by standards every mile
  • lamps supported on standards provided illumination

(standard is a kind of ...) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

"he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"

Definition 3: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they live by the standards of their community

Synonyms for standard in the sense of this definition

(standard is a kind of ...) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

(... is a kind of standard ) a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment

"the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"

(... is a kind of standard ) criteria that designers should meet in designing some system or device

"the job specifications summarized the design criteria"

Definition 4: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the schools comply with federal standards
  • they set the measure for all subsequent work

Synonyms for standard in the sense of this definition

(standard is a kind of ...) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

(... is a kind of standard ) a standard by which something can be measured or judged

"his painting sets the benchmark of quality"

(... is a kind of standard ) an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared

"the established a baseline for the budget"

(... is a kind of standard ) accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

(... is a kind of standard ) an ordered reference standard

"judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

(... is a kind of standard ) anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

(... is a kind of standard ) a measure or standard used for comparison

"on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"

(... is a kind of standard ) a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality

(... is a kind of standard ) a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted

(... is a kind of standard ) (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

(... is a kind of standard ) a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

"the current middle-class norm of two children per family"

Definition 5: the value behind the money in a monetary system - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for standard in the sense of this definition

(standard is a kind of ...) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

"the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

(... is a kind of standard ) a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold

(... is a kind of standard ) a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of silver

(... is a kind of standard ) a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by stated amounts of two metals (usually gold and silver) with values set at a predetermined ratio

Definition 6: a board measure = 1980 board feet - [noun denoting quantity]

Definition 7: established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a standard reference work
  • the classical argument between free trade and protectionism

(standard is similar to ...) of recognized authority or excellence

"the definitive work on Greece"

(standard is similar to ...) reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

"a basic story line" "a canonical syllable pattern"

(standard is similar to ...) according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical

"a casebook schizophrenic" "a textbook example"

(standard is similar to ...) serving as a basis for evaluation

(means also ...) adhering to what is commonly accepted

"an orthodox view of the world"

Definition 8: conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • windows of standard width
  • standard sizes
  • the standard fixtures
  • standard brands
  • standard operating procedure

(standard is similar to ...) constructed with standardized units or dimensions allowing flexibility and variety in use

"modular furniture" "modular homes"

(standard is similar to ...) conforming to a standard or pattern

"following the regular procedure of the legislature" "a regular electrical outlet"

(standard is similar to ...) prescribed by or according to regulation

"regulation army equipment"

(standard is similar to ...) brought into conformity with a standard

"standardized education"

(standard is similar to ...) routine

"a stock answer"

(means also ...) conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

"serve wine at normal room temperature" "normal diplomatic relations" "normal working hours" "normal word order" "normal curiosity" "the normal course of events"

(... are attributes of standard) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Definition 9: conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • standard English
  • received standard English is sometimes called the King's English

Synonyms for standard in the sense of this definition

(standard is similar to ...) judged to be in conformity with approved usage

"acceptable English usage"

(standard is similar to ...) of or relating to the languages used by ancient standard authors

"classical Greek"

(standard belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 10: commonly used or supplied - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • standard procedure
  • standard car equipment

(standard is similar to ...) having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

"the common man" "a common sailor" "the common cold" "a common nuisance" "followed common procedure" "it is common knowledge that she lives alone" "the common housefly" "a common brand of soap"

Definition 11: regularly and widely used or sold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where standard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a standard size
  • a stock item

Synonyms for standard in the sense of this definition

(standard is similar to ...) in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

"his regular calls on his customers" "regular meals" "regular duties"

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