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Orderly, even, or symmetrical:
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  1. Orderly, even, or symmetrical:
  2. (Ecclesiastical) Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules:
  3. Customary, usual, or normal:
Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed:
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  1. Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed:
  2. In conformity with regular practice or procedure:
  3. Such as is in common or ordinary use; such as is most often seen, heard, used, etc.; common; ordinary; customary
Ordered or required by regulation; prescribed
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  1. Ordered or required by regulation; prescribed
  2. Usual; normal; ordinary; regular
(Nautical) A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
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  1. (Nautical) A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
  2. (Sports) A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
  3. A flag or an emblem similar in shape to a ship's pennant.
Any large sign, especially if constructed of soft material or fabric.
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  1. Any large sign, especially if constructed of soft material or fabric.
  2. (Internet, television) A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.
  3. A piece of cloth bearing a design, motto, slogan, etc., sometimes attached to a staff and used as a battle standard
A written or printed mark, letter, abbreviation, etc. standing for an object, quality, process, quantity, etc., as in music, mathematics, or chemistry
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  1. A written or printed mark, letter, abbreviation, etc. standing for an object, quality, process, quantity, etc., as in music, mathematics, or chemistry
  2. A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor.
  3. (Psychology) An object or image that an individual unconsciously uses to represent repressed thoughts, feelings, or impulses:
(--- Mathematics) A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes:
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  1. (--- Mathematics) A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes:
  2. The outline, form, or silhouette of a thing:
  3. (Rhetoric) figure of speech
Such a badge, emblem, etc.
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  1. Such a badge, emblem, etc.
  2. Badges, emblems, or other distinguishing marks, as of rank, membership, etc.
  3. A distinguishing sign.
A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
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  1. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
  2. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value
A standard or scale of measurement:
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  1. A standard or scale of measurement:
  2. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
  3. A means of estimating or evaluating; a test:
(Figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
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  1. (Figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
  2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
  3. A graduated stick or rod one yard in length, used in measuring
One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
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  1. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
  2. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
  3. A punishment given as a warning or deterrent:
A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
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  1. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
  2. A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
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  1. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  2. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
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  1. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  2. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
  3. Something representing a class or type; example; sample
(Biology) The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
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  1. (Biology) The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
  2. A perfect example; model; pattern; archetype
  3. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
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  1. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
  2. A person or thing to be imitated; model; pattern; precedent
  3. A punishment given as a warning or deterrent:
A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
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  1. A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
  2. A way of behaving that is typical of a certain group
  3. A standard, model, or pattern for a group
A representation of a ribbon or scroll bearing an inscription.
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  1. A representation of a ribbon or scroll bearing an inscription.
  2. A little banner, flag, or streamer.
  3. A narrow flag or pennant, esp. one attached to a lance or carried at the masthead of a ship
A person etc. who bans something.
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  1. A person etc. who bans something.
  2. (Internet, television) A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.
  3. A piece of cloth bearing a design, motto, slogan, etc., sometimes attached to a staff and used as a battle standard
A small banner.
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  1. A small banner.
  2. A noble, knighted feudal lord who has the right to lead his vassals to battle under his own banner
  3. A feudal knight ranking between a knight bachelor and a baron, who was entitled to lead men into battle under his own standard.
Vividness or variety in expression:
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  1. Vividness or variety in expression:
  2. Any color other than black, white, or gray; chromatic color: color is distinguished by the qualities of hue (as red, brown, yellow, etc.), lightness (for pigmented surfaces) or brightness (for light itself), and saturation (the degree of intensity of a hue)
  3. Color charge.
A standard or banner, as of a military unit.
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  1. A standard or banner, as of a military unit.
  2. A flag or banner; specif., a national flag, as one displayed on a ship
  3. A national flag displayed on ships and aircraft, often with the special insignia of a branch or unit of the armed forces.
A strip of cloth worn by players in : a person carrying the ball is considered down when an opponent snatches his or her flag
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  1. A strip of cloth worn by players in : a person carrying the ball is considered down when an opponent snatches his or her flag
  2. Any of various wild irises with flat fans of sword-shaped leaves and white, blue, or yellow flowers
  3. A piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard, signal, or emblem.
(Games) A game played with a set of small six-pointed metal pieces and a small ball, the object being to pick up the pieces in various combinations.
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  1. (Games) A game played with a set of small six-pointed metal pieces and a small ball, the object being to pick up the pieces in various combinations.
  2. Any of various machines used to lift, hoist, or move something heavy a short distance
  3. (Hunting) A torch or light used to attract fish or game at night
The red or orange-red flag of the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
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  1. The red or orange-red flag of the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
  2. An inspiring standard or symbol.
  3. The ancient royal standard of France, a red silk banner with flame-shaped streamers
(Sports) A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
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  1. (Sports) A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
  2. (Nautical) A long, tapering, usually triangular flag, used on ships for signaling or identification.
  3. A flag or an emblem similar in shape to a ship's pennant.
A thin triangular flag or streamer, especially as hung from the end of a lance or spear.
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  1. A thin triangular flag or streamer, especially as hung from the end of a lance or spear.
  2. A long, narrow, triangular or swallow-tailed flag borne on a lance as an ensign, as formerly by knights and lancers
  3. A pennant, banner, or flag.
A long narrow strip of material used for ornament or decoration.
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  1. A long narrow strip of material used for ornament or decoration.
  2. Any long, narrow strip of cloth, colored paper, ribbon, etc., hanging loose at one end
  3. A column of light shooting across the sky in the aurora borealis.
A standard by which something can be measured or judged:
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  1. A standard by which something can be measured or judged:
  2. A surveyor's mark made on a stationary object of previously determined position and elevation and used as a reference point, as in geologic surveys or tidal observations.
A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value
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  1. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value
  2. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
A standard measure or scale of measurement
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  1. A standard measure or scale of measurement
  2. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination:
  3. A means of estimating or evaluating; a test:
A Plimsoll mark.
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  1. A Plimsoll mark.
  2. A cross or other sign made on a document as a substitute for a signature by a person unable to write
  3. A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number:
A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
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  1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
  2. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
  3. Limit; bounds:
An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
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  1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
  2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
Something by which others of its kind are measured or recognized; quintessential example or feature
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  1. Something by which others of its kind are measured or recognized; quintessential example or feature
  2. A hard black stone, such as jasper or basalt, formerly used to test the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard alloy.
  3. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others:
(Figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
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  1. (Figuratively) A standard to which other measurements or comparisons are judged.
  2. A graduated stick or rod one yard in length, used in measuring
  3. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.
Ideal beauty
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  1. Ideal beauty
  2. The concept of perfect beauty.
  3. The perfect type or conception
One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
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  1. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind:
  2. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent:
  3. A punishment given as a warning or deterrent:
One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
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  1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
  2. A representative example of a type of object or thing. In criminal law, a physical sample, such as a fingerprint or hair, taken from the defendant for evidentiary purposes. A representative example of a type of object or thing. In criminal law, a physical sample, such as a fingerprint or hair, taken from the defendant for evidentiary purposes.
  3. A typical specimen or example
A conception of something in its most excellent or perfect form
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  1. A conception of something in its most excellent or perfect form
  2. One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence:
  3. A person or thing regarded as fulfilling this conception; perfect model
A smooth surface that reflects the images of objects; esp., a piece of glass coated on the reverse side as with silver or an amalgam
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  1. A smooth surface that reflects the images of objects; esp., a piece of glass coated on the reverse side as with silver or an amalgam
  2. A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it.
  3. An object that causes light or other radiation to be reflected from its surface, with little or no diffusion. Common mirrors consist of a thin sheet or film of metal, such as silver, behind or covering a glass pane. Mirrors are used extensively in telescopes, microscopes, lasers, fiber optics, measuring instruments, and many other devices.
One serving as an example to be imitated or compared:
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  1. One serving as an example to be imitated or compared:
  2. A person employed to display clothes by wearing them
  3. A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics:
A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
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  1. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
  2. An overall concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community, as those in one of the natural sciences, because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process, idea, or set of data
  3. A pattern, example, or model
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
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  1. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  2. Something representing a class or type; example; sample
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
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  1. Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
  2. Having or arising from authority; official:
  3. Having or showing authority; official
That settles a question; final; decisive
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  1. That settles a question; final; decisive
  2. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
Holding office or serving in a public capacity:
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  1. Holding office or serving in a public capacity:
  2. Of or relating to an office or a post of authority:
  3. Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative:
Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
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  1. Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
  2. Being intermediate between extremes, as on a scale:
  3. A number, especially the arithmetic mean, that is derived from and considered typical or representative of a set of numbers.
Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
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  1. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average:
Uninteresting; unremarkable:
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  1. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
  2. Neither new nor interesting; obvious or ordinary
  3. Ordinary; common:
(Idiomatic) decided, set, settled, not open to change
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  1. (Idiomatic) decided, set, settled, not open to change
  2. (Idiomatic) simple, straightforward, clear, or certain
  3. Ordinary; routine:
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  1. Closely following a formula or predictable pattern; imitative, not original.
  2. Consisting of, or made or expressed according to, a formula or formulas
Ordinary; commonplace
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  1. Ordinary; commonplace
  2. Of, suitable to, or used in a garden:
  3. Provided with open areas and greenery:
Ordinary; commonplace
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  1. Ordinary; commonplace
  2. Common; unremarkable:
  3. (Idiomatic) Ordinary, common, or unexceptional.
Capable of developing in various ways, as the cells of an embryo that are not yet specialized; undifferentiated
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  1. Capable of developing in various ways, as the cells of an embryo that are not yet specialized; undifferentiated
  2. Not particularly good or bad, large or small, right or wrong, etc.; fair, average, etc.
  3. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic:
Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
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  1. Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
  2. Neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average
(Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
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  1. (Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
  2. Relatively poor or inferior; below average
  3. Familiar; unexceptional; common; average
Not of high rank or position; such as characterizes the common people; ordinary
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  1. Not of high rank or position; such as characterizes the common people; ordinary
  2. An extensive, relatively level area of land. Plains are present on all continents except Antarctica and are most often located in the interior regions. Because they can occur at almost any altitude or latitude, plains can be humid and forested, semiarid and grass-covered, or arid.
  3. Common in rank or station; average; ordinary:
Having no special quality; ordinary:
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  1. Having no special quality; ordinary:
  2. Habitual; regular:
  3. Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
Alternative spelling of run-of-the-mill.
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  1. Alternative spelling of run-of-the-mill.
  2. (Idiomatic) ordinary; not special.
  3. Not special; ordinary; average
A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
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  1. A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
  2. Kept regularly in stock:
  3. Of the nature of something kept in stock; common, ordinary, hackneyed, or trite
  1. Not distinguished.
  2. Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary:
  3. Not separated from others into categories.
Not varying from a norm; usual.
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  1. Not varying from a norm; usual.
  2. Not subject to exceptions; absolute.
  3. Not exceptional; not uncommon or unusual; ordinary
  1. Not remarkable.
  2. Lacking distinction; ordinary.

Synonym Study

  • Yardstick refers to a test or criterion for measuring genuineness or value time is the only true yardstick of a book's merit
  • Gauge literally applies to a standard of measurement a wire gauge, but figuratively it is equivalent to criterion sales are an accurate gauge of a book's popularity
  • Criterion applies to a test or rule for measuring the excellence, fitness, or correctness of something, especially of an abstraction mere memory is no accurate criterion of intelligence
  • Standard applies to some measure, principle, model, etc. with which things of the same class are compared in order to determine their quantity, value, quality, etc. standard of purity for drugs
Find another word for standard. In this page you can discover 82 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for standard, like: regular, usual, regulation, made to a standard, pennant, banner, colors, symbol, figure, insignia and criterion.