• (RP) IPA: /ˈstændəd/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈstændəɹd/, [ˈsteəndɚd]


  1. Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.
  2. (of a tree or shrub) Growing alone as a free-standing plant; not trained on a post etc.
    • 1863, Anthony Trollope, Rachel Ray:
      There are women who cannot grow alone as standard trees;—for whom the support and warmth of some wall, some paling, some post, is absolutely necessary […].
  3. Having recognized excellence or authority.
    standard works in history; standard authors
  4. Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.
  5. (not comparable, of a motor vehicle) Having a manual transmission.
  6. As normally supplied (not optional).
  7. (linguistics) Conforming to the standard variety.
Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: литературный

standard (plural standards)

  1. A principle or example or measure used for comparison.
    1. A level of quality or attainment.
    2. Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations; a model.
      • RQ
        the court, which used to be the standard of propriety and correctness of speech
      • A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
    3. A musical work of established popularity.
    4. A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.
    5. The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established for coinage.
      • By the present standard of the coinage, sixty-two shillings is coined out of one pound weight of silver.
    6. A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.
    7. (India) Grade level in primary education.
      I am in fifth standard.
  2. A vertical pole with something at its apex.
    1. An object supported in an upright position, such as a lamp standard.
    2. The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.
      • His armies, in the following day, / On those fair plains their standards proud display.
    3. One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.
    4. Any upright support, such as one of the poles of a scaffold.
    5. 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.
      • In France part of their gardens is laid out for flowers, others for fruits; some standards, some against walls.
    6. The sheth of a plough.
  3. A manual transmission vehicle.
  4. (botany) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.
  5. (shipbuilding) An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
  6. A large drinking cup.
  7. (sociolinguistics) standard idiom, a prestigious or standardized language variety; standard language
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: станда́рт
  1. (slang) An expression of agreement

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