from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value.
- adjective Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence.
- adjective Acceptable but of less than top quality.
- adjective Normal, familiar, or usual.
- adjective Commonly used or supplied.
- adjective Linguistics Conforming to models or norms of usage admired by educated speakers and writers.
- noun An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; a criterion. synonym: ideal.
- noun An object that under specified conditions defines, represents, or records the magnitude of a unit.
- noun The commodity or commodities used to back a monetary system.
- noun The set proportion by weight of gold or silver to alloy metal prescribed for use in coinage.
- noun A degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment.
- noun Something, such as a practice or a product, that is widely recognized or employed, especially because of its excellence.
- noun A set of specifications that are adopted within an industry to allow compatibility between products.
- noun A requirement of moral conduct.
- noun 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 Chiefly British A grade level in elementary schools.
- noun A pedestal, stand, or base.
- noun The large upper petal of the flower of a pea or related plant.
- noun One of the narrow upright petals of an iris.
- noun A shrub or small tree that through grafting or training has a single stem of limited height with a crown of leaves and flowers at its apex.
- noun Music A composition that is continually used in repertoires.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A weight, measure, or instrument by comparison with which the accuracy of others is determined; especially, an original standard or prototype, one the weight or measure of which is the definition of a unit of weight or measure, so that all standards of the same denomination are copies of it. The only original standard of the United States is a troy pound. See pound, yard, meter.
- noun In coinage, the proportion of weight of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
- noun That which is set up as a unit of reference; a form, type, example, instance, or combination of conditions accepted as correct and perfect, and hence as a basis of comparison; a criterion established by custom, public opinion, or general consent; a model.
- noun A grade; a rank; specifically, in British elementary schools, one of the grades or degrees of attainment according to which the pupils are classified.
- Serving as a standard or authority; regarded as a type or model; hence, of the highest order; of great worth or excellence.
- noun Milit., a distinctive flag; an ensign.
- noun In botany, same as
- noun In ornithology: Same as
- noun A feather suggesting a standard by its shape or position. See cuts under
- noun A standard-bearer; an ensign or ancient.
- To bring into conformity with a standard; regulate according to a standard.
- noun In horticulture, a fruit-tree that grows to its normal size, that is, is not dwarfed; in Great Britain, a tree or other plant that is grown to a single trunk, in distinction from one that is grown in bush form.
- noun In forestry, a tree from 1 to 2 feet in diameter, breast-high.
- noun Same as
- noun A wholesale unit of measurement for timber. A standard of pine timber is equal to 720 feet of 11 inches × 3 inches cross-section. Also, the standard sizes of planks, as St. Petersburg, Quebec, etc.
- noun An upright; a small post or pillar; an upright stem constituting the support or the main part of a utensil.
- noun In carpentry, any upright in a framing, as the quarters of partitions, or the frame of a door.
- noun In ship-building, an inverted knee placed on the deck instead of beneath it.
- noun That part of a plow to which the mold-board is attached.
- noun In a vehicle: A support for the hammer-cloth, or a support for the footman's board. See cut under
- noun An upright rising from the end of the bolster to hold the body laterally.
- noun In horticulture: A tree or shrub which stands alone, without being attached to any wall or support, as distinguished from an espalier or a cordon.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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".
The Smart Grid and mobile backhaul networks need a key timing standard to work over Ethernet and IP – and ensuring that equipment meets the standard is the focus of a group formed today.
You said "Any attempt to raise up a standard is always attacked."
Any attempt to raise up a standard is always attacked.
Much was made of high what we call standard capacity mags with respect to the Virginia Tech massacre but I noted reports indicating he shot 170 rounds and had 17 magazines.
Kathleen Sebelius back on the job after what she calls standard skin cancer surgery.
A Bush administration spokesman says too much has been made over what he calls standard I.T. issues.
This is due to better diet, less dangerous jobs, improved sanitation and hygiene, improved access to health care, and the entire range of factors that contribute to what we call our standard of living.