Definition of standard in English:
- The watchdog criticised low standards, poor quality teaching and ineffective management.
- Staff at Orkney Islands Council's social work department will be rewarded for their efforts in helping to raise standards and improve the quality of service.
- Concerns were raised about falling quality standards.
- Another feature of this bill is the implicit incentive to maintain a required level of safety standards.
- These goggles meet the applicable safety standards and requirements.
- All areas of learning were marked good quality and met the standards required.
- We are not children to be promoted from standard to standard until we pass our graduation either in Arts or Law.
- All seven of the top Standard Nine students at Crestway chose to repeat the standard in 1986.
- Compared to world standards, our Indian norms are quite strict.
- If it was measured by today's standards, it would qualify as a great fight.
- It manages to be both an industry standard, and a daring departure from the norm.
- It has been a bad week for those of us who believe that people in positions of power and influence are governed by the same standards of decency and integrity with which we conduct our own lives.
- Society is creating an underclass without standards, principles or decency, but nobody seems to recognise this, let alone be doing anything about it.
- Victory implies doing what is right; doing what is right implies morality; morality implies standards of conduct.
- One of the company's most important functions, then as now, is marking gold and silver to a certain standard.
- The jewellers in the recent past had started advertising the purity standards of the gold they use in their jewellery.
- The world is moving toward a system that regards gold as the standard of all economic value.
- For a time during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries gold provided a universal standard of value.
- Gold and silver vessels served in effect as large denomination banknotes, and weighed round figures in terms of the prevailing currency standards.
- A lot of songs go country-western; others take on the form of jazz standards and bossa nova pop.
- Naylor likes to sing a jazz standard over a rock instrumental, or vice versa.
- Renditions of blues standards are played in a late '60s style of rock.
- Sir Marcus Worsley gave a tribute to the Queen Mother and members of the Malton and Norton branch of the Royal British Legion carried a standard.
- A single-headed eagle, grasping a swastika, was carried on German flags and standards between 1933 and 1945.
- Led by a military band and with standards flying, they march onto the town square.
- She trains this fast-growing shrub as a standard, sending the blooms up rather than out.
- Pineapple Beauty, which has yellow-green leaves that turn gold, is one of the taller varieties and can be trained as a standard.
- On Talkback Gardening, local rose expert, Dean Stringer, explained the finer points of pruning a bush rose and a standard.
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- While still common in rural areas of Korea, these customs are no longer standard practice in cities.
- It is not standard practice in an ordinary domestic context to warn a person of his impending arrest.
- Such is the imbalance that a couple both earning the average wage in Edinburgh would no longer be able to secure a standard mortgage for an average house
- They can be ordered in standard sizes or custom designed to fit any application.
- Also included are new collections of art and design work published in standard sizes.
- Batts are available in standard widths designed to match the cavities created by wall studs.
- Abraham's work is almost all related to Maxwell's theory and he wrote a text which was the standard work on electrodynamics in Germany for a long time.
- It's in the standard repertoire of rhetorical performance in English.
- He was instrumental in defining the European musical canon, what we now think of as the standard repertoire, which he had most of by heart.
- In the last two decades, there has been a thoroughgoing reconsideration of the idea of a standard language or dialect or variety.
- Radio and television impose the Cairo-spoken language as the standard dialect of Egypt.
- The emergence of standard languages, as well as literary forms, is intimately connected with socio-political context.
- Pears can be grown as standard trees or as fan-trained specimens against a sunny wall.
- A standard apple tree usually takes two years to start fruiting and four years to reach full production.
- So you can have patio roses; you can have very small standard apple trees that you can grow on your terrace if you've not much space.
- If space in your yard is at a premium, the bushes can be trained to a standard form that can be tucked into virtually any garden area.
- They are hardier than standard roses and easy to grow, and they flower over a long period in a painter's palate of colors.
- Certain types of standard roses or pillars require special techniques.
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.
A standard, from Old French estendre ‘to extend’, was originally a flag raised on a pole as a rallying point for soldiers, and typically carrying the distinctive badge of a leader, nation, or city. The word appears first in English with reference to the Battle of the Standard in 1138, between the English and the Scots. The ‘standard’ in question was apparently the mast of a ship with flags at the top, mounted on a wagon brought on to the battlefield. In later use the idea of the royal flag or ‘standard’ came to represent a source of authority, the centre from which commands are issued. This led to its modern use in connection with the setting of a fixed scale of weights and measures, and indeed of any established level of quality or quantity.
raise one's (or the) standard
- Take up arms; oppose: he is the only one who has dared raise his standard against herMore example sentences
- James Edward never returned, but his younger son Charles Edward landed in Scotland in July 1745 to raise his standard again.
- When Charles I raised his standard at Nottingham and declared war on his people, the question of his judgement and of his trustworthiness was one which divided the nation.
- The castle remained a royal stronghold, and it was at Nottingham that Charles I raised his standard in 1642.
- any natural law theory standardly requires a form of rational justificationMore example sentences
- Philosophical thinking in children can hardly be seen as primitive or early-stage efforts to develop a capacity that adults normally and standardly have in a mature form.
- It probably is only an historical accident that we standardly speak of ‘normative ethics’ but not of ‘normative epistemology’.
- Apparently, reviews of Ms. Vida's work standardly mention that she's married to Dave Eggers well before anything actually pertaining to the work itself.
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