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Oxford dictionary definition of the word standard:
1a level of quality or attainment:
their restaurant offers a high standard of service
the government’s ambition to raise standards in schools
a required or agreed level of quality or attainment:
half of the beaches fail to comply with European standards
their tap water was not up to standard
British historical (in elementary schools) a grade of proficiency tested by examination or the form or class preparing pupils for such a grade:
she was still in boarding school and had twice repeated the same standard
2something used as a measure, norm, or model in comparative evaluations:
the wages are low by today’s standards
the system had become an industry standard
(standards) principles of conduct informed by notions of honour and decency:
a decline in moral standards
the prescribed weight of fine metal in gold or silver coins:
the sterling standard for silver
a system by which the value of a currency is defined in terms of gold or silver or both.
a measure for timber, equivalent to 165 cu. ft (4.67 cubic metres).
3(especially with reference to jazz or blues) a tune or song of established popularity.
4a military or ceremonial flag carried on a pole or hoisted on a rope.
used in names of newspapers:
a report in the Evening Standard
5a tree or shrub that grows on an erect stem of full height.
a shrub grafted on an erect stem and trained in tree form:
a standard rose
Botany the large, frequently erect uppermost petal of a papilionaceous flower. Also called vexillum.
Botany one of the inner petals of an iris flower, frequently erect.
6an upright water or gas pipe.
1used or accepted as normal or average:
the standard rate of income tax
it is standard practice in museums to register objects as they are acquired
(of a size, measure, design, etc.) regularly used or produced; not special or exceptional:
all these doors come in a range of standard sizes
(of a work, repertoire, or writer) viewed as authoritative or of permanent value and so widely read or performed:
his essays on the interpretation of reality became a standard text
denoting or relating to the form of a language widely accepted as the usual correct form:
speakers of standard English
2 [attributive] (of a tree or shrub) growing on an erect stem of full height:
standard trees are useful for situations where immediate height is needed
(of a shrub) grafted on an erect stem and trained in tree form:
raise one’s (or the) standard
take up arms; oppose:
he is the only one who has dared raise his standard against her
any natural law theory standardly requires a form of rational justification
Middle English (denoting a flag raised on a pole as a rallying point, the authorized exemplar of a unit of measurement, or an upright timber): shortening of Old French estendart, from estendre ‘extend’; in sense 4 of the noun, sense 5 of the noun, sense 6 of the noun, influenced by the verb stand