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Meaning of standard by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English, from the Old French estandart ( “gathering place, battle flag” ), from Old Frankish *standhard ( literally “stand firm, stand hard” ), equivalent to stand +‎ -ard. Alternate etymology derives the second element from Old Frankish *ord ( “point, spot, place” ) ( compare Old English ord ( “point, source, vanguard” ), German Standort ( “location, place, site, position, base”, literally “standing-point” ) ). More at stand, hard, ord.From Old French estendre ( “to stretch out” ), from Latin extendere, More at extend .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈstændəd/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈstændɚd/


    standard ( plural: standards )

    1. A level of quality or attainment .
    2. Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations .
    3. An object supported in an upright position .
    4. A musical work of established popularity .
    5. The flag or ensign carried by a military unit .
    6. A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government .
    7. A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid .
    8. One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite .
    9. A manual transmission vehicle .


    standard ( comparative more standard, superlative most standard )

    1. Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc .
    2. ( of a tree or shrub ) Growing on an erect stem of full height .
    3. Having recognized excellence or authority .
    4. Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality .
    5. ( not comparable, of a motor vehicle ) Having a manual transmission .
    6. As normally supplied ( not optional ) .

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Explanation of standard by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. commonly used or supplied

    2. standard procedure
      standard car equipment
    3. regularly and widely used or sold

    4. a standard size
    5. established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

    6. a standard reference work
    7. conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value

    8. windows of standard width
      standard sizes
      the standard fixtures
      standard brands
      standard operating procedure
    9. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

    10. standard English( American )
      received standard English is sometimes called the King's English( British )
    1. any distinctive flag

    2. an upright pole or beam ( especially one used as a support )

    3. distance was marked by standards every mile
      lamps supported on standards provided illumination
    4. the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

    5. they live by the standards of their community
    6. a basis for comparison

    7. the schools comply with federal standards
    8. the value behind the money in a monetary system

    9. a board measure = 1980 board feet