(noun, adjective)


1. 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

Similar word(s): normal, modular, regular, regulation, standardised, standardized, stock

2. commonly used or supplied

- standard procedure

- standard car equipment

Similar word(s): common

3. established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

- a standard reference work

Similar word(s): orthodox, authoritative, definitive, basic, canonic, canonical, casebook, textbook, criterial, criterional

4. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

- standard English

- received standard English is sometimes called the King's English

Similar word(s): acceptable, classical

5. regularly and widely used or sold

- a standard size

Similar word(s): regular, stock

Sentences with standard as an adjective:

- standard works in history; standard authors


1. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

- the schools comply with federal standards

Similar word(s): criterion, measure, touchstone

Definition categories: communication, metric

2. the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

- they live by the standards of their community

Similar word(s): criterion

Definition categories: thought, ideal

3. a board measure = 1980 board feet

Definition categories: quantity

4. the value behind the money in a monetary system

Definition categories: possession, value

5. an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)

- distance was marked by standards every mile

- lamps supported on standards provided illumination

Definition categories: man–made, post

6. any distinctive flag

Similar word(s): banner

Definition categories: man–made, flag