US: /ˈstændɝd/
UK: /stˈændəd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

standard /'stændəd/
  • danh từ
    • cờ hiệu, cờ (đen & bóng)
      • to raise the standard of solidarity: giương ngọn cờ đoàn kết
    • (thực vật học) cánh cờ (của hoa đậu...)
    • tiêu chuẩn, chuẩn, mẫu
      • standard meter: mét tiêu chuẩn
    • trình độ, mức
      • to come up to the standard: đạt trình độ
      • standard of living: mức sống
    • chất lượng trung bình
      • work of an indifferent standard: công việc chất lượng xoàng
    • lớp học (ở các trường cấp hai); hạng, thứ (ở trường cấp một)
    • bản vị (vàng, bạc trong hệ thống tiền tệ)
      • gold standard: bản vị vàng
    • chân, cột (đèn)
    • cây mọc đứng
    • Xtanđa (đơn vị đo gỗ bằng khoảng 4, 500 m3)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun
level of quality
1 [C, U] ~ (of sth) a level of quality, especially one that people think is acceptable: a fall in academic standards + We aim to maintain high standards of customer care. + The standard of this year's applications is very low. + He failed to reach the required standard, and did not qualify for the race. + Her work is not up to standard (= of a good enough standard). + Who sets the standard for water quality? + A number of Britain's beaches fail to meet European standards on cleanliness. + In the shanty towns there are very poor living standards.
2 [C, usually pl.] a level of quality that is normal or acceptable for a particular person or in a particular situation: You'd better lower your standards if you want to find somewhere cheap to live. + It was a simple meal by Eddie's standards. + The equipment is slow and heavy by modern standards.
level of behaviour
3 (standards) [pl.] a level of behaviour that sb considers to be morally acceptable: a man of high moral standards + Standards aren't what they used to be.
unit of measurement
4 [C] a unit of measurement that is officially used; an official rule used when producing sth: a reduction in the weight standard of silver coins + industry standards
5 [C] a flag that is used during official ceremonies, especially one connected with a particular military group: the royal standard
6 [C] a song that has been recorded by many different singers
+ adjective
average / normal
1 average or normal rather than having special or unusual features: A standard letter was sent to all candidates. + Televisions are a standard feature in most hotel rooms. + the standard rate of tax (= paid by everyone) + It is standard practice to search visitors as they enter the building. + All vehicles come with a catalytic converter as standard. + standard issue uniforms (= given to everyone)
size / measurement
2 [usually before noun] following a particular standard set, for example, by an industry: standard sizes of clothes + Washing machines have standard measurements to fit under kitchen units.
book / writer
3 [only before noun] read by most people who are studying a particular subject
4 [usually before noun] (of spelling, pronunciation, grammar. etc.) believed to be correct and used by most people: Standard English

Thesaurus dictionary

1 criterion, measure, benchmark, model, pattern, archetype, touchstone, yardstick, gauge, guide, guideline, paradigm, paragon, exemplar, example, sample, type, ideal, beau idéal, rule, canon, law, requirement, precept, principle:
The metric system has become the standard in many countries. People resent having imposed on them the standards of another culture.
2 mean, average, norm, par, level, rating:
With many luxuries now necessities, the standard of living has improved enormously. The course was for students of intermediate standard.
3 flag, banner, ensign, emblem, pennant, burgee, insigne (singular of insignia), guidon, gonfalon or gonfanon, labarum:
The black knight bore a curiously coloured standard into battle.
4 pole, post, stanchion, lamppost, column, pillar, support, pedestal, pier, footing, (upright) bar or rod or timber:
The car went out of control and knocked down two lighting standards.
5 accepted, approved, definitive, defined, authoritative, official, required, regulative, regulatory, textbook:
Must we follow standard procedure? The tests were conducted according to the standard methods.
6 recognized, prevailing, prevalent, usual, customary, habitual, orthodox, set, established, regular, familiar, ordinary, traditional, classic, stock, typical, normal, staple, conventional, universal:
People in the south usually regard themselves as speakers of standard English.

Collocation dictionary

1 level of quality


high | low, poor | minimum | acceptable, adequate, decent, proper, reasonable
We must ensure proper standards of care for the elderly.
| improved, rising | clear | objective
Judged by any objective standards, the campaign was a disaster.
| official, required | conventional, usual | consistent, uniform, universal | exacting, rigorous, strict, stringent | professional
The work has been done to a professional standard.
| international, national | quality
We have to try and achieve the quality standards set by the project.
| qualifying
The Olympic qualifying standard has been set at 64.50m.
| living
The region enjoys the highest living standards in Europe.
| accounting, advertising, safety, trading, etc. | academic, educational, environmental, health, intellectual, technical, etc.


The agency has very high standards.
| boast, enjoy | define, establish, set | achieve, meet, reach
The factory is struggling to meet national environmental standards. She has reached an acceptable standard of English.
| fall short of
The hotel service fell short of the usual standard.
| apply, enforce, provide
It's impossible to apply the same academic standards across the country.
| judge sb/sth by | improve, raise | lower | maintain, sustain


above/below (the) ~
Your work is below standard.
| by … standards
By modern standards, he isn't a particularly fast runner.
| to a … ~
The building work had not been completed to a satisfactory standard.
| up to ~
We need to bring our computer system up to standard.
| ~ in
standards in safety


by any standard
She's a great violinist by any standard.
| a drop/fall in the standard, an increase/a rise in the standard
There has been an increase in the standard of service provided.
| a standard of living
the fall in their standard of living caused by redundancy

2 (usually standards) acceptable level of behaviour


declining, falling
My grandparents are always complaining about falling moral standards.
| double
the double standard frequently encountered in nineteenth-century attitudes to sex
| ethical, moral


prescribe | keep up, maintain | improve, raise


drop, fall


standards of behaviour/conduct


be, be fitted as, come as
Anti-lock brakes are fitted as standard.
| become


The stations were built to a simple, almost standard design.
| fairly, pretty
a fairly standard method of assessing employees

Concise English dictionary

+a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
+the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
+a board measure = 1980 board feet
+the value behind the money in a monetary system
+an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)
+any distinctive flag
+conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind
+commonly used or supplied
+established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence
+conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
+regularly and widely used or sold