level of quality
a level of quality, especially one that people think is acceptable
a fall in academic standards
We aim to maintain high standards of customer care.
The standard of this year's applications is very low.
He failed to reach the required standard , and did not qualify for the race.
Her work is not up to standard (= of a good enough standard) .
Who sets the standard for water quality?
A number of Britain's beaches fail to meet European standards on cleanliness.
In the shanty towns there are very poor living standards .
a level of quality that is normal or acceptable for a particular person or in a particular situation
You'd better lower your standards if you want to find somewhere cheap to live.
It was a simple meal by Eddie's standards.
The equipment is slow and heavy by modern standards .
level of behaviour
a level of behaviour that sb considers to be morally acceptable
a man of high moral standards
Standards aren't what they used to be.
unit of measurement
a unit of measurement that is officially used; an official rule used when producing sth
a reduction in the weight standard of silver coins
a flag that is used during official ceremonies, especially one connected with a particular military group
a song that has been recorded by many different singers
average or normal rather than having special or unusual features
A standard letter was sent to all candidates.
Televisions are a standard feature in most hotel rooms.
the standard rate of tax (= paid by everyone)
It is standard practice to search visitors as they enter the building.
All vehicles come with a CD player as standard .
following a particular standard set, for example, by an industry
standard sizes of clothes
read by most people who are studying a particular subject
of spelling, pronunciation, grammar, etc.
believed to be correct and used by most people