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Meaning & Definition of Standard in English

English

Standard

/stændərd/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • standard
  • ,
  • criterion
  • ,
  • measure
  • ,
  • touchstone

2. The ideal in terms of which something can be judged

  • "They live by the standards of their community"
    synonym:
  • criterion
  • ,
  • standard

3. A board measure = 1980 board feet

    synonym:
  • standard

4. The value behind the money in a monetary system

    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • standard

6. Any distinctive flag

    synonym:
  • standard
  • ,
  • banner

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • standard

2. Commonly used or supplied

  • "Standard procedure"
  • "Standard car equipment"
    synonym:
  • standard

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"
    synonym:
  • standard

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)
    synonym:
  • standard
  • ,
  • received

5. Regularly and widely used or sold

  • "A standard size"
  • "A stock item"
    synonym:
  • standard
  • ,
  • stock

Examples of using

Performance and responsibility are not in their vocabulary; sloppiness comes as standard.
My sacrifice will keep you united and my name will be your battle standard.
This shirt is the standard size.