- 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
synonym study for standard
OTHER WORDS FROM standardpre·stand·ard, noun, adjectivesu·per·stand·ard, noun, adjectiveun·stand·ard, adjective
How to use standard in a sentence
As a result, no single research group or company has funded a large, randomized controlled trial of plasma, the highest standard of clinical evidence.Why we don’t know if convalescent plasma works to treat Covid-19|Katherine Ellen Foley|August 28, 2020|Quartz
Meanwhile government subsidies, intended to support OEMs during the pandemic and help automakers hit new emission standards, have reduced costs of local production.Tesla loses ground in Europe despite a local surge in EV purchases post-lockdown|eamonbarrett|August 28, 2020|Fortune
The officers were placed on administrative leave, standard practice in a shooting by police.Protests continue in Wisconsin after police shooting of Jacob Blake|kdunn6|August 25, 2020|Fortune
Apple faces a backlash from some developers who say its standard App Store fee of up to 30% and other policies are unfair and designed to benefit iPhone maker’s own services.
American says these features have been standard since the late 1990s.American Airlines touts a new tool to combat COVID. But does it really make flying safer?|dzanemorris|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
States were encouraged and allowed to lower standards to make it appear they were improving.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was virtually no government oversight of safety and operational standards.
Do we critique those women who would modify themselves just to reach those standards?
Are the standards for female beauty in Hollywood ridiculous?
Their standards had nothing in common; in the one honour could conquer ambition, in the other ambition knew no rules of honour.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In the stables and enclosures were pure-bred cattle and sheep, the nucleus of tribal flocks and herds of better standards.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
The same thing is true concerning standards of capacity, and standards of weight.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Secondly, an extraordinary phenomenon like an Attentat cannot be measured by the narrow standards of legality.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
He ought to have known that nothing is more offensive to free and proud nations than the sight of foreign uniforms and standards.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
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