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Definitions of standard

  1. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the value behind the money in a monetary system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (linguistics) conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any distinctive flag Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support); "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a board measure = 1980 board feet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. commonly used or supplied; "standard procedure"; "standard car equipment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. The sheth of a plow. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A large drinking cup. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. An ensign or flag under which men are united for some common purpose; especially, a national ensign; that which is established by authority as a fixed rule or measure; test; an upright support. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Established by rule or model; as, a standard price; having a recognized value; as, a standard novel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Anything serving as a type or pattern to which other like things must conform. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  30. An authority. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  31. That which stands or is fixed, as a rule: the upright post of a truss: that which is established as a rule or model: a staff with a flag: an ensign of war: one of the two flags of a cavalry regiment (not dragoons): (hort.) a standing tree, not supported by a wall. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. According to some standard: legal: usual: having a fixed or permanent value. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Fixed model; ensign or banner. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. Of fixed quality, size, or value. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. Accurate and authoritative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Any established measure; a type, model, or example for comparison. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. An upright timber, post, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A flag, ensign, or banner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Fixed in value by some standard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. That which is authoritatively established as a rule; that which is established by public opinion or custom; criterion; test; an ensign of war; a staff with a flag or colours; a measure by which the regulated height of recruits is ascertained; the proportion of weight of fine metal or alloy established by authority; a tree not supported or attached to a wall; an upright support; an inverted knee placed upon the deck instead of beneath it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. That which is established as a rule, measure, or model; a criterion; a test; that which is of undoubted excellence; a standing tree or stem, as distinguished from a wall-tree; in mil., an ensign; a staff and flag, or colours; in carpentry, an upright support; in shipbuilding, an inverted knee placed upon the deck instead of beneath it; in coinage, the proportion of weight of fine metal and alloy established by authority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. Having a fixed and permanent value; not of the dwarf kind, as a tree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. Standards are necessary for interworking,portability, and reusability. They may be de factostandards for various communities, or officially recognisednational or international standards.Andrew Tanenbaum, in his Computer Networks book, once said,"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many ofthem to choose from", a reference to the fact that competingstandards become a source of confusion, division,obsolescence, and duplication of effort instead of anenhancement to the usefulness of products.Some bodies concerned in one way or another with computingstandards are IAB (RFC and STD), ISO, ANSI, DoD,ECMA, IEEE, IETF, OSF, W3C. foldoc_fs
  44. stand'ard, n. that which stands or is fixed, as a rule: the upright post of a truss: that which is established as a rule or model: a grade of classification in English elementary schools: a staff with a flag: an ensign of war: one of the two flags of a heavy cavalry regiment: (hort.) a standing shrub or tree, not supported by a wall.--adj. according to some standard: legal: usual: having a fixed or permanent value.--n. STAND'ARD-BEAR'ER, the soldier or junior officer who carries the colours: the spokesman or representative of a movement. [O. Fr. estandart--Old High Ger. standan, to stand, with suff. -art.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. [French, Latin] A flag or ensign; hence, that which serves as an indication or measure; that with which other things are compared; as S. of weight. na
  46. [French, Latin] Having the character of a s.; definitely and authoritatively fixed, so as to serve as a test or means of comparison. S. candle, a spermaceti candle burning 120 grains an hour. S. solution, a solution containing a definite amount of a chemical reagent; especially, a normal solution. na
  47. Distinctive flag, esp. flag of cavalry regiment (opp. to colours of infantry), as the (English) royal s. (square banner with national arms); weight or measure to which others conform or by which the accuracy of others is judged (often attrib., as s. pound, yard, &c.); thing serving as basis of comparison; degree of excellence &c. required for particular purpose, as does not come up to the s., must set a low s.; thing recognized as model for imitation &c., esp. attrib., as the s. work on the subject; average quality, as work was of a low s.; monetary s., proportion of weight of fine metal& alloy in gold or silver coin (gold, silver, s.) or in both (double s.); multiple, tabular, s., s. of value obtained by averaging prices of a number of products; upright support (often attrib., as s. lamp, set on tall usu. telescopic pillar); upright water- or gas-pipe; tree, shrub, that stands alone without support; shrub grafted on upright stem& trained in tree form; s.-bearer, soldier who bears s. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. See Papilionaceous plants. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  49. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German, French] An ensign of war; a staff with a flag or colours; a banner; -that which is established by authority as a rule or measure of quantity; hence, the original weight or measure sanctioned by government ;-that which is established as a rule or model ; criterion ;-proportion of weight of fine metal and alloy established by authority ;-a standing tree or stem ;-an upright support ; any upright in framing. Cabinet Dictionary

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