standard

Part of speech: adjective

Accurate and authoritative.

Part of speech: noun

Any established measure; a type, model, or example for comparison.

Part of speech: noun

An upright timber, post, or the like.

Part of speech: noun

A flag, ensign, or banner.

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Usage examples "standard":

  1. If we wanted any special books, he said, we might ask him, and he could generally get them from the London Library; but that we should find a good many books of reference and standard works in the library. - "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  2. " I saw your jolly address in the Standard," he said to Magnet. - "Marriage", H. G. Wells.
  3. Judged by an ordinary standard, those women had been angels of mercy. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.