|A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.|
The schools comply with federal standards.
They set the measure for all subsequent work.
|The ideal in terms of which something can be judged.|
They live by the standards of their community.
|Conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers.|
Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English.
|Regularly and widely used or sold.|
A standard size.
A stock item.