What does the word standard mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. " I saw your jolly address in the Standard," he said to Magnet. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  3. Judged by an ordinary standard, those women had been angels of mercy. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett