- any of various military or naval flags.
- the colors of a mounted unit.
- (initial capital letter) a U.S. Navy radar-guided surface-to-air missile with a range of 10–30 miles (16–48 km).
Origin of standard
SYNONYMS FOR standard
Related formspre·stand·ard, noun, adjectivesu·per·stand·ard, noun, adjectiveun·stand·ard, adjective
Examples from the Web for standard
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 states have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
It was not only the advice that I gave parents about their kids, it was the standard I held for my own.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As it stands, I do not believe we are anywhere close to meeting that standard.
He says it is standard to call ahead to ask what sorts of services are offered.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A study has also been made of standard designs for freight-cars of special types, such as tank-cars, steel-cars, and the like.Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
By this standard legislative bodies have been wont to judge the exigency of this mighty question.
In testing the function of these bows and their ability to shoot, a bamboo flight arrow made by Ishi was used as the standard.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
Here is the city of Alaungpaya; here Mindn Min raised the standard of revolt against his brother.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
These instruments created a standard so that they are now the most highly prized violins in existence.Selections From American Poetry|Various
British Dictionary definitions for standard
- any of a variety of naval or military flags
- the colours of a cavalry regiment
- a piece of furniture consisting of an upright pole or beam on a base or support
- (as modifier)a standard lamp
- a plant, esp a fruit tree, that is trained so that it has an upright stem free of branches
- (as modifier)a standard cherry