n. Milit., a distinctive flag; an ensign.n. In botany, same as banner, 5.n. In ornithology: Same as vexillum.n. A feather suggesting a standard by its shape or position. See cuts under Scmioptera and standard-bearer.n. A standard-bearer; an ensign or ancient.n. A weight, measure, or instrument by comparison with which the accuracy of others is determined; especially, an original standard or prototype, one the weight or measure of which is the definition of a unit of weight or measure, so that all standards of the same denomination are copies of it. The only original standard of the United States is a troy pound. See pound, yard, meter.n. In coinage, the proportion of weight of fine metal and alloy established by authority.n. That which is set up as a unit of reference; a form, type, example, instance, or combination of conditions accepted as correct and perfect, and hence as a basis of comparison; a criterion established by custom, public opinion, or general consent; a model.n. A grade; a rank; specifically, in British elementary schools, one of the grades or degrees of attainment according to which the pupils are classified.Serving as a standard or authority; regarded as a type or model; hence, of the highest order; of great worth or excellence.To bring into conformity with a standard; regulate according to a standard.n. An upright; a small post or pillar; an upright stem constituting the support or the main part of a utensil.n. In carpentry, any upright in a framing, as the quarters of partitions, or the frame of a door.n. In ship-building, an inverted knee placed on the deck instead of beneath it.n. That part of a plow to which the mold-board is attached.n. In a vehicle: A support for the hammer-cloth, or a support for the footman's board. See cut under coach.n. An upright rising from the end of the bolster to hold the body laterally.n. In horticulture: A tree or shrub which stands alone, without being attached to any wall or support, as distinguished from an espalier or a cordon.n. A shrub, as a rose, grafted on an upright stem, or trained to a single stem in tree form.n. A stand or frame; a horse.n. A large chest, generally used for carrying plate, jewels, and articles of value, but sometimes for linen.n. A standing cup; a large drinking-cup.n. The chief dish at a meal.n. A suit; a set. Compare stand, n., 11.n. One who stands or continues in a place; one who is in permanent residence, membership, or service.Standing; upright; specifically, in horticulture, standing alone; not trained upon a wall or other support: as, standard roses.n. In horticulture, a fruit-tree that grows to its normal size, that is, is not dwarfed; in Great Britain, a tree or other plant that is grown to a single trunk, in distinction from one that is grown in bush form.n. In forestry, a tree from 1 to 2 feet in diameter, breast-high.n. Same as stand, 13.n. A wholesale unit of measurement for timber. A standard of pine timber is equal to 720 feet of 11 inches × 3 inches cross-section. Also, the standard sizes of planks, as St. Petersburg, Quebec, etc.