• noun: a level of quality, achievement, etc., that is considered acceptable or desirable
  • noun: 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
  • synonyms: christian, dannebrog, jolly roger


  • People in that area enjoy a high 'standard of living'. [=they have a lot of money and are able to live very comfortably]

  • His work is not 'up to standard'. = His work is 'below standard'. [=his work is not good enough]

  • She argued that society applies a 'double standard' in dealing with women who commit adultery.

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  • (..) in favor of what they call a changing world. They seek to make us one mongrel unit. Instead of allowing each race to flourish from its separate racial station as has been the standard for generations now. Good morning, Mr. President. Their changing world is sickening the balance of the Southland. (..)
    2014 Selma