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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement
           or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted
           kind; "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the
           standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard
           operating procedure" [ant: nonstandard]
    2: commonly used or supplied; "standard procedure"; "standard
       car equipment"
    3: established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of
       authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the
       classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
       [ant: nonstandard]
    4: conforming to the established language usage of educated
       native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received
       standard English is sometimes called the King's English"
       (British) [syn: standard, received] [ant: nonstandard]
    5: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a
       stock item" [syn: standard, stock]
    n 1: 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" [syn: standard, criterion, measure,
    2: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they
       live by the standards of their community" [syn: criterion,
    3: a board measure = 1980 board feet
    4: the value behind the money in a monetary system [syn:
       standard, monetary standard]
    5: an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support);
       "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps
       supported on standards provided illumination"
    6: any distinctive flag [syn: standard, banner]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Sheth \Sheth\, n.
   The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam,
   for holding the share and other working parts; -- also called
   standard, or post.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Standard \Stand"ard\, a.
   1. Being, affording, or according with, a standard for
      comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard
      weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical
      terms; standard gold or silver.
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   2. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as,
      standard works in history; standard authors.
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   3. (Hort.)
      (a) Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard
          fruit trees.
      (b) Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.
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   Standard candle, Standard gauge. See under Candle, and

   Standard solution. (Chem.) See Standardized solution,
      under Solution.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Standard \Stand"ard\ (-[~e]rd), n. [OF. estendart, F.
   ['e]tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend,
   but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]
   1. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other
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            His armies, in the following day,
            On those fair plains their standards proud display.
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   2. That which is established by authority as a rule for the
      measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the
      original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by
      government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.
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   3. That which is established as a rule or model by authority,
      custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
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            The court, which used to be the standard of
            propriety and correctness of speech.  --Swift.
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            A disposition to preserve, and an ability to
            improve, taken together, would be my standard of a
            statesman.                            --Burke.
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   4. (Coinage) The proportion of weights of fine metal and
      alloy established by authority.
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            By the present standard of the coinage, sixty-two
            shillings is coined out of one pound weight of
            silver.                               --Arbuthnot.
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   5. (Hort.) A tree of natural size supported by its own stem,
      and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller
      species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.
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            In France part of their gardens is laid out for
            flowers, others for fruits; some standards, some
            against walls.                        --Sir W.
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   6. (Bot.) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous
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   7. (Mech. & Carp.) An upright support, as one of the poles of
      a scaffold; any upright in framing.
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   8. (Shipbuilding) An inverted knee timber placed upon the
      deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch
      turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
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   9. The sheth of a plow.
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   10. A large drinking cup. --Greene.
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   Standard bearer, an officer of an army, company, or troop,
      who bears a standard; -- commonly called color sergeantor
      color bearer; hence, the leader of any organization; as,
      the standard bearer of a political party.
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5. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)

   <standard> Standards are necessary for interworking,
   portability, and reusability.  They may be de facto
   standards for various communities, or officially recognised
   national or international standards.

   Andrew Tanenbaum, in his Computer Networks book, once said,
   "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of
   them to choose from", a reference to the fact that competing
   standards become a source of confusion, division,
   obsolescence, and duplication of effort instead of an
   enhancement to the usefulness of products.

   Some bodies concerned in one way or another with computing
   standards are IAB (RFC and STD), ISO, ANSI, DoD,


6. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all 
other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the 
quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be 
made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; 

7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war. 

8. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Standard, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
   Population (2000):    256
   Housing Units (2000): 119
   Land area (2000):     0.564911 sq. miles (1.463112 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.564911 sq. miles (1.463112 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            72221
   Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
   Location:             41.256450 N, 89.179014 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Standard, IL

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