the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"
a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
become less intense
flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
communicate or signal with a flag
a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
a conspicuously marked or shaped tai
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
the thickness of wire
measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents"
a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"
a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per family"
conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development; "a perfectly normal child"; "of normal intelligence"; "the most normal person I've ever met"
in accordance with scientific laws
forming a right angle
make a score (on a hole) equal to par
(golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course; "a par-5 hole"; "par for this course is 72"
a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"
equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
routine; "a stock answer"
the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces; "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"
a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
any of v
a ruler or tape that is three feet long
a measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"