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NOUN (6)

1. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;
- Example: "the schools comply with federal standards"
- Example: "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
[syn: standard, criterion, measure, touchstone]

2. the ideal in terms of which something can be judged;
- Example: "they live by the standards of their community"
[syn: criterion, standard]

3. a board measure = 1980 board feet;

4. the value behind the money in a monetary system;
[syn: standard, monetary standard]

5. an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support);
- Example: "distance was marked by standards every mile"
- Example: "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"

6. any distinctive flag;
[syn: standard, banner]


ADJECTIVE (5)

1. conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind;
- Example: "windows of standard width"
- Example: "standard sizes"
- Example: "the standard fixtures"
- Example: "standard brands"
- Example: "standard operating procedure"

2. commonly used or supplied;
- Example: "standard procedure"
- Example: "standard car equipment"

3. established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence;
- Example: "a standard reference work"
- Example: "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"

4. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers;
- Example: "standard English" (American);
- Example: "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British);
[syn: standard, received]

5. regularly and widely used or sold;
- Example: "a standard size"
- Example: "a stock item"
[syn: standard, stock]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sheth \Sheth\, n. The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam, for holding the share and other working parts; -- also called standard, or post. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Standard \Stand"ard\, a. 1. Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors. [1913 Webster] 3. (Hort.) (a) Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees. (b) Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree. [1913 Webster] Standard candle, Standard gauge. See under Candle, and Gauge. Standard solution. (Chem.) See Standardized solution, under Solution. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Standard \Stand"ard\ (-[~e]rd), n. [OF. estendart, F. ['e]tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend, but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.] 1. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign. [1913 Webster] His armies, in the following day, On those fair plains their standards proud display. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test. [1913 Webster] The court, which used to be the standard of propriety and correctness of speech. --Swift. [1913 Webster] A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 4. (Coinage) The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority. [1913 Webster] By the present standard of the coinage, sixty-two shillings is coined out of one pound weight of silver. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 5. (Hort.) A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis. [1913 Webster] In France part of their gardens is laid out for flowers, others for fruits; some standards, some against walls. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 6. (Bot.) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mech. & Carp.) An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing. [1913 Webster] 8. (Shipbuilding) An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally. [1913 Webster] 9. The sheth of a plow. [1913 Webster] 10. A large drinking cup. --Greene. [1913 Webster] Standard bearer, an officer of an army, company, or troop, who bears a standard; -- commonly called color sergeantor color bearer; hence, the leader of any organization; as, the standard bearer of a political party. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

standard adj 1: conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure" [ant: nonstandard] 2: commonly used or supplied; "standard procedure"; "standard car equipment" 3: established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism" [ant: nonstandard] 4: conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British) [syn: standard, received] [ant: nonstandard] 5: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item" [syn: standard, stock] n 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" [syn: standard, criterion, measure, touchstone] 2: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community" [syn: criterion, standard] 3: a board measure = 1980 board feet 4: the value behind the money in a monetary system [syn: standard, monetary standard] 5: an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support); "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination" 6: any distinctive flag [syn: standard, banner]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

413 Moby Thesaurus words for "standard": Christian, Dannebrog, Jolly Roger, Old Glory, Procrustean law, Samson post, Star-Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes, Ten Commandments, Union Flag, Union Jack, Zeitgeist, accepted, accustomed, acid test, alike, amount, and blue, antetype, antitype, approved, archetype, assay, assize, authentic, authoritative, average, axiology, axiom, baluster, balustrade, banal, banderole, banister, banner, banneret, barometer, base, beau ideal, behavioral norm, belief, benchmark, besetting, binding, biotype, black flag, blank determination, blue ensign, brouillon, bunting, burgee, business ethics, caliber, canon, canonical, caryatid, cathedral, central, changeable, check, classic, classic example, coachwhip, code, code of ethics, code of morals, colonnade, color, colors, column, commandment, common, commonplace, commutable, commutative, compass, conformable, consuetudinary, convention, conventional, convertible, correct, criterion, crucial test, crucible, current, customary, cut, dado, decalogue, defined, definitive, degree, determination, dick, dictated, dictum, didactic, die, docimasy, dominant, doorjamb, doorpost, emblem, ensign, epidemic, epitome, equal, equalizing, equivalent, essay, established, ethic, ethical system, ethics, ethos, evangelical, even, everyday, ex cathedra, example, exchanged, exemplar, exemplary, extent, faithful, familiar, feeling out, firm, first draft, flag, footing, footstalk, form, formality, formula, formulary, fugleman, fugler, fundamental, gatepost, gauge, general principle, generally accepted, genotype, give-and-take, golden rule, gonfalon, gonfanon, good example, grade, graduated scale, guide, guideline, guiding principle, guidon, habitual, hard and fast, height, hitching post, house flag, household, ideal, imitatee, imperative, indiscernible, indistinct, indistinctive, indistinguishable, instructive, interchangeable, interchanged, intermediary, intermediate, interval, jack, jamb, king post, kiteflying, law, law of nature, lead, leap, legal ethics, level, literal, long pennant, magisterial, man of men, mandatory, mark, maxim, mean, measure, medial, median, medical ethics, mediocre, medium, merchant flag, middle-of-the-road, milepost, mirror, mitzvah, model, moderate, moral, moral climate, moral code, moral principles, morals, mullion, mutual, national flag, new morality, newel-post, nonpareil, norm, norma, normal, normative, normative system, notch, nuance, obtaining, of the faith, official, ordeal, order of nature, ordinance, ordinary, oriflamme, original, orthodox, orthodoxical, pandemic, par, paradigm, paradigmatic, paragon, parameter, pas, pattern, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, peg, pennant, pennon, pennoncel, period, permutable, pier, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pitch, plane, plateau, plinth, point, pole, popular, post, precedent, precedential, precept, preceptive, predominant, predominating, prescribed, prescribed form, prescript, prescription, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, principium, principle, principles, probation, professional ethics, proof, proper, proportion, prototype, quantity, queen-post, rampant, range, rating, ratio, reach, reading, readout, received, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, recognized, red, red ensign, regnant, regular, regulation, regulative, regulatory, reigning, remove, representative, required, requirement, retaliatory, returnable, rife, right, rough draft, rough sketch, round, routine, royal standard, rubric, rule, rule of thumb, ruling, rung, running, sample, scale, scope, scriptural, set, set form, settled principle, shade, shadow, shaft, shining example, signal flag, signpost, snubbing post, social ethics, socle, sound, sounding out, space, staff, stair, stalk, stanchion, stand, standards, standing order, staple, statutory, stem, step, stereotyped, stile, stint, stock, streamer, subbase, support, surbase, swallowtail, swapped, switched, tenet, test, test case, textbook, textual, time-honored, touchstone, traded, traditional, traditionalistic, transposed, tread, trial, tricolor, true, true-blue, trunk, try, type, type species, type specimen, typical, undifferentiated, undiscriminated, undistinguishable, undistinguished, uniform, universal, universal law, upright, urtext, usual, value, value system, verification, vernacular, vexillum, white, widespread, without distinction, wonted, working principle, working rule, yardstick
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

standard Standards are necessary for interworking, portability, and reusability. They may be de facto standards for various communities, or officially recognised national or international standards. Andrew Tanenbaum, in his Computer Networks book, once said, "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from", a reference to the fact that competing standards become a source of confusion, division, obsolescence, and duplication of effort instead of an enhancement to the usefulness of products. Some bodies concerned in one way or another with computing standards are IAB (RFC and STD), ISO, ANSI, DoD, ECMA, IEEE, IETF, OSF, W3C. (1999-07-06)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Standard, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 256 Housing Units (2000): 119 Land area (2000): 0.564911 sq. miles (1.463112 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564911 sq. miles (1.463112 sq. km) FIPS code: 72221 Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 41.256450 N, 89.179014 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Standard, IL Standard