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standard US English

A level of quality or attainment

standard US Thesaurus

the standard of her work

bog-standard US English

Ordinary or basic

end standard US English

A standard of length in the form of a metal bar or block whose end faces are the standard distance apart

gold standard US English

The system by which the value of a currency was defined in terms of gold, for which the currency could be exchanged. The gold standard was generally abandoned in the Depression of the 1930s

half-standard US English

A tree or shrub that grows on an erect stem of half height and stands alone without support

standard cost US English

The estimated cost of a process, resource, or item used in a manufacturing enterprise, entered in an account and compared with the actual cost so that anomalies are readily detectable

standard lamp US English

A lamp with a tall stem whose base stands on the floor

standard lens US English

A camera lens with a focal length approximately equal to the diagonal of the negative (taken as 50 mm for a 35 mm camera), giving a field of view similar to that of the naked eye

standard time US English

A uniform time for places in approximately the same longitude, established in a country or region by law or custom

double standard US English

A rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups

royal standard US English

A banner bearing the royal coat of arms, flown in the presence of royalty

silver standard US English

A system by which the value of a currency is defined in terms of silver, for which the currency may be exchanged

standard-bearer US English

A soldier who is responsible for carrying the distinctive flag of a unit, regiment, or army

standard error US English

A measure of the statistical accuracy of an estimate, equal to the standard deviation of the theoretical distribution of a large population of such estimates

standard gauge US English

A railroad gauge of 56.5 inches (1.435 m), standard in the US, Britain, and many other parts of the world

Standard Grade US English

(In Scotland) the lower of the two main levels of the Scottish Certificate of Education examination

standard issue US English

The equipment that is generally supplied to individuals in a particular group, especially by the military to members of the armed forces

standard model US English

A mathematical description of the elementary particles of matter and the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces by which they interact

British Standard US English

The specification of recommended procedure, quality of output, terminology, and other details, in a particular field, drawn up and published by the British Standards Institution

Standard & Poor's 500 US English

A group of 500 companies whose average daily share prices are used to calculate an index of the day’s security prices

standard deviation US English

A quantity calculated to indicate the extent of deviation for a group as a whole

standard English US English

The form of the English language widely accepted as the usual correct form

standard of living US English

The degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community

raise one's standard US English

Take up arms; oppose

gold exchange standard US English

A monetary system under which the value of a country’s currency is kept at parity with another currency that is based on the gold standard

Revised Standard Version US English

A modern English translation of the Bible, published 1946–57 and based on the American Standard Version of 1901

standard assessment task US English

(In the UK) a standard test given to schoolchildren to assess their progress in a core subject of the national curriculum

Revised Standard Version New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

modern English version of the Bible 1946–57

American Standard Version US English

An English translation of the Bible published in the US in 1901, based on the Revised Version of 1881–95 with the incorporation of material produced by American scholars

Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time US English

The standard time in a zone including the Hawaiian Islands and the western Aleutian Islands, specifically

reasonable woman standard US English

A guideline for determining what constitutes sexual harassment, based on suppositions about what a reasonable woman would find objectionable

New Revised Standard Version US English

A modern English translation of the Bible, based on the Revised Standard Version and published in 1990

New Revised Standard Version New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

modern English translation of the Bible 1990

nonstandard US English

Not average, normal, or usual

substandard US English

Below the usual or required standard

Standardbred US English

A horse of a breed able to attain a specified speed, developed especially for trotting

raise one's standard in standard US English

Take up arms; oppose


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