A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.
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.
That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.
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.
The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.
An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.
An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
The sheth of a plow.
A large drinking cup.
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.
Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.
Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. George Washington
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher
Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life. W. C. Fields
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well. Carl Lewis
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. Jacqueline Bisset