Noun Definition


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

"The schools comply with federal standards", "They set the measure for all subsequent work"

Related Noun(s):criterion, measure, touchstone

Category: General

2.Definition: a board measure = 1980 board feet

Category: General

3.Definition: an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)

"Distance was marked by standards every mile", "Lamps supported on standards provided illumination"

Category: Objects

4.Definition: any distinctive flag

Related Noun(s):banner

Category: Objects

5.Definition: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

"They live by the standards of their community"

Related Noun(s):criterion

Category: General

6.Definition: the value behind the money in a monetary system

Category: General