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
become less intense
emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
communicate or signal with a flag
flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
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.
droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
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
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"
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 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
the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents"
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"
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"
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
(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"
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
an ornamental white cravat
A device, usually made of wood, for holding miscreants by legs (and sometimes wrists) as a public punishment. "Put him in the stocks".
regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
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"
routine; "a stock answer"
the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
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"
put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
liquid in which meat and veg
occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"
commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
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?"