1 standard /ˈstændɚd/ noun
plural standards
1 standard
plural standards
Learner's definition of STANDARD
: a level of quality, achievement, etc., that is considered acceptable or desirable
see also double standard, standard of living
standards [plural] : ideas about morally correct and acceptable behavior
[count] : something that is very good and that is used to make judgments about the quality of other things
[count] : a fixed official unit of measurement see also gold standard
[count] : a flag that is used in official ceremonies
[count] : a song that has been sung by many different artists
2 standard /ˈstændɚd/ adjective
2 standard
Learner's definition of STANDARD
: regularly and widely used, seen, or accepted : not unusual or special
: generally accepted and used because of high quality or excellence
: accepted and used by most of the educated speakers and writers of a language
opposite nonstandard; compare substandard