Meaning of STANDARD in English

STANDARD

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French e~ banner, ~, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English standan to stand and probably to Old High German hart hard Date: 12th century a conspicuous object (as a banner) formerly carried at the top of a pole and used to mark a rallying point especially in battle or to serve as an emblem, 2. a long narrow tapering flag that is personal to an individual or corporation and bears heraldic devices, the personal flag of the head of a state or of a member of a royal family, an organization flag carried by a mounted or motorized military unit, banner 1, something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example ; criterion , something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality, 5. the fineness and legally fixed weight of the metal used in coins, the basis of value in a monetary system , a structure built for or serving as a base or support, 7. a shrub or herb grown with an erect main stem so that it forms or resembles a tree, a fruit tree grafted on a stock that does not induce dwarfing, 8. the large odd upper petal of a papilionaceous flower (as of the pea), one of the three inner usually erect and incurved petals of an iris, a musical composition (as a song) that has become a part of the ~ repertoire, ~less adjective Synonyms: see: ~ II. adjective Date: 1567 1. constituting or conforming to a ~ especially as established by law or custom , sound and usable but not of top quality , 2. regularly and widely used, available, or supplied , well-established and very familiar , having recognized and permanent value , substantially uniform and well established by usage in the speech and writing of the educated and widely recognized as acceptable , ~ly adverb

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