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. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Standard candle}, {Standard gauge}. See under {Candle}, and {Gauge}.

{Standard solution}. (Chem.) See {Standardized solution}, under {Solution}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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