- n a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
the schools comply with federal standards
- n the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
they live by the standards of their community
- n a board measure = 1980 board feet
- n the value behind the money in a monetary system
- n an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
distance was marked by standards every mile
lamps supported on standards provided illumination
- n any distinctive flag
- a conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
windows of standard width
the standard fixtures
standard operating procedure
- s commonly used or supplied
standard car equipment
- a established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
a standard reference work
- a conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
standard English" (American)
received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
- s regularly and widely used or sold
a standard size
- The tailpipe emission standard of California was already passed in 2002, the Pavley bill.
- Quick lesson: standard TV appears on a standard TV screen as 480 horizontal lines.
- The standard model provides all the fundamental principles we need.
- Barack Obama in IFEX
President Barack Obama said he had failed to "meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general."
- Eliot Spitzer in Bloomberg
I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard that I expect of myself,Spitzer, 48, said at a Manhattan press conference.