English Vietnamese dictionary
- 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)
- cờ hiệu, cờ (đen & bóng)
Advanced English dictionary
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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
Compare: NON-STANDARD, SUB-STANDARD
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.
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.
The Olympic qualifying standard has been set at 64.50m.
The region enjoys the highest living standards in Europe.
| accounting, advertising, safety, trading, etc. | academic, educational, environmental, health, intellectual, technical, etc.
VERB + STANDARD
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
My grandparents are always complaining about falling moral standards.
the double standard frequently encountered in nineteenth-century attitudes to sex
| ethical, moral
VERB + STANDARD
prescribe | keep up, maintain | improve, raise
STANDARD + VERB
standards of behaviour/conduct
be, be fitted as, come as
Anti-lock brakes are fitted as standard.
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