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English adjective: standard

1. standard conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind


SamplesWindows of standard width.
Standard sizes.
The standard fixtures.
Standard brands.
Standard operating procedure.


Similarmodular, regular, regulation, standardised, standardized, stock


See alsonormal


Attributeamount, measure, quantity


Antonymsnonstandard

2. standard commonly used or supplied


SamplesStandard procedure.
Standard car equipment.


Similarcommon


Antonymsuncommon

3. standard established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence


SamplesA standard reference work.
The classical argument between free trade and protectionism.


Similarauthoritative, basic, canonic, canonical, casebook, classic, classical, criterial, criterional, definitive, textbook


See alsoorthodox


Antonymsnonstandard

4. standard conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers


SamplesStandard English.
Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English.


Synonymsreceived


Similaracceptable, classical


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsnonstandard

5. standard regularly and widely used or sold


SamplesA standard size.
A stock item.


Synonymsstock


Similarregular


Antonymsirregular


English noun: standard

1. standard (communication) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated


SamplesThe schools comply with federal standards.
They set the measure for all subsequent work.


Synonymscriterion, measure, touchstone


Broader (hypernym)metric, system of measurement


Narrower (hyponym)baseline, benchmark, earned run average, ERA, gauge, GPA, grade point average, graduated table, medium of exchange, monetary system, norm, ordered series, procrustean bed, procrustean rule, procrustean standard, scale, scale of measurement, standard of measurement, yardstick

2. standard (cognition) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged


SamplesThey live by the standards of their community.


Synonymscriterion


Broader (hypernym)ideal


Narrower (hyponym)control, control condition, design criteria

3. standard (quantity) a board measure = 1980 board feet


Broader (hypernym)capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit

4. standard (possession) the value behind the money in a monetary system


Synonymsmonetary standard


Broader (hypernym)value


Narrower (hyponym)bimetallism, gold standard, silver standard

5. standard (artifact) an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)


SamplesDistance was marked by standards every mile.
Lamps supported on standards provided illumination.


Broader (hypernym)post

6. standard (artifact) any distinctive flag


Synonymsbanner


Broader (hypernym)flag


Narrower (hyponym)oriflamme









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