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"
a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
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.
a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
become less intense
provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
communicate or signal with a flag
decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautnes
measure precisely and against a standard; "the wire is gauged"
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
the thickness of wire
the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
adapt to a specified measurement; "gauge the instruments"
a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
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"
based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents"
a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per family"
a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
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"
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
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"
(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"
make a score (on a hole) equal to par
any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
routine; "a stock answer"
put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled
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?"