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 for standard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sheth \Sheth\, n.
     The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam,
     for holding the share and other working parts; -- also called
     standard, or post.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Standard \Stand"ard\, a.
     1. Being, affording, or according with, a standard for
        comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard
        weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical
        terms; standard gold or silver.
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     2. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as,
        standard works in history; standard authors.
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     3. (Hort.)
        (a) Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard
            fruit trees.
        (b) Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.
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     Standard candle, Standard gauge. See under Candle, and
        Gauge.
  
     Standard solution. (Chem.) See Standardized solution,
        under Solution.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Standard \Stand"ard\ (-[~e]rd), n. [OF. estendart, F.
     ['e]tendard, probably fr. L. extendere to spread out, extend,
     but influenced by E. stand. See Extend.]
     1. A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other
        ensign.
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              His armies, in the following day,
              On those fair plains their standards proud display.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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     2. That which is established by authority as a rule for the
        measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the
        original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by
        government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.
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     3. That which is established as a rule or model by authority,
        custom, or general consent; criterion; test.
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              The court, which used to be the standard of
              propriety and correctness of speech.  --Swift.
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              A disposition to preserve, and an ability to
              improve, taken together, would be my standard of a
              statesman.                            --Burke.
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     4. (Coinage) The proportion of weights of fine metal and
        alloy established by authority.
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              By the present standard of the coinage, sixty-two
              shillings is coined out of one pound weight of
              silver.                               --Arbuthnot.
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     5. (Hort.) A tree of natural size supported by its own stem,
        and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller
        species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.
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              In France part of their gardens is laid out for
              flowers, others for fruits; some standards, some
              against walls.                        --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     6. (Bot.) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous
        corolla.
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     7. (Mech. & Carp.) An upright support, as one of the poles of
        a scaffold; any upright in framing.
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     8. (Shipbuilding) An inverted knee timber placed upon the
        deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch
        turned upward from that which lies horizontally.
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     9. The sheth of a plow.
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     10. A large drinking cup. --Greene.
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     Standard bearer, an officer of an army, company, or troop,
        who bears a standard; -- commonly called color sergeantor
        color bearer; hence, the leader of any organization; as,
        the standard bearer of a political party.
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