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stand·ard

standard

 
 
pronunciation:
staen drd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is used and accepted as a guide, example, or authority.
This bike helmet meets the government safety standard.Doors are usually all the same height and width because they are made to a certain standard.
synonyms:
ideal, model, yardstick
similar words:
example, mark, precedent
definition 2: a level or degree that is normal or expected.
The orchestra's performance was below its usual standard.The food is very good here because the chef's standards are high.
synonyms:
par
similar words:
average, normal
definition 3: a flag or banner of a nation or ruler.
The standard is raised at the beginning of each day and lowered in the evening.
synonyms:
banner, ensign, flag
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving as a standard or accepted model.
A standard pound is equal to sixteen ounces.
similar words:
accepted, classic, ideal, model, regular, representative
definition 2: widely accepted as excellent or as an authority.
Many schools have standard science books that teachers must use.
synonyms:
accepted, authoritative
similar words:
approved, classic, official, orthodox, widespread
definition 3: normal; routine; usual.
It is standard for me to go to bed at nine o'clock every night.
synonyms:
normal, ordinary, regular, routine, usual
antonyms:
novel
similar words:
accepted, accustomed, basic, characteristic, common, commonplace, customary, everyday, familiar, habitual, orthodox, regulation, set, stock, typical
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