A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated:
— The schools comply with federal standards.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
Roget 650: perfection; perfectness etc. adj.; indefectibility†; impeccancy†, impeccability. pink, beau ideal, phenix, paragon; pink of perfection, acme of perfection; ne plus ultra [Lat.]; ... show more
Dutch: toetssteen, lengte, criterium, graadmeter, maatstaf, norm, normering, standaard
The ideal in terms of which something can be judged:
— They live by the standards of their community.
A board measure = 1980 board feet.
Dutch: standaard, standaardmaat
The value behind the money in a monetary system.
synonym: monetary standard.
An upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support).
Any distinctive flag.
Dutch: standaard, vaandel
Conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind.
Commonly used or supplied.
Established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence.
Conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers:
— Standard English.
— Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English.
Regularly and widely used or sold:
— A standard size.
Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.
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