Meaning of “standard” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈstændəd/
Extra Examples
We expect a good standard of education for our children.His work wasn't up to his usual standard.I'd say her work is of a reasonable standard.Schools will be inspected regularly to maintain standards.All our toys conform with safety standards.

B2 a level of quality, especially a level that is acceptable:

a high standard of service
low safety standards
His work was below standard (= not acceptable).
She sets very high standards for herself.

a level of behaviour, especially a level that is acceptable:

[ usually plural ] high moral standards
→ See also double standard

(Definition of “standard noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)