What does the word standard mean?

Usage examples for standard

  1. Others, genuinely attracted by her beauty and her patience, paid real court to her heart; but all these fell far short of her ideal standard. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  2. The camp in the centre, exactly on the east of the city, was occupied by the main army; Belisarius's large tent of blue Sidonian silk, with its purple standard, towered in the middle. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  3. I once made a German exceedingly angry by saying that the standard of comfort was higher in England than in Germany. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

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