Standard gauge
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. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Standard candle}, {Standard gauge}. See under {Candle}, and {Gauge}.

{Standard solution}. (Chem.) See {Standardized solution}, under {Solution}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • standard gauge — n. 1. a width of 56.5 in (143.5 cm) between the rails of a railroad track, established as standard 2. a railroad having such a gauge 3. a locomotive or car for tracks of such a gauge standard gauge adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • standard gauge — n. 1. a width of 56.5 in (143.5 cm) between the rails of a railroad track, established as standard 2. a railroad having such a gauge 3. a locomotive or car for tracks of such a gauge standard gauge adj …   English World dictionary

  • standard gauge. — standard gauge, standard gauged, adj. See under gauge (def. 13). Also, esp. in technical use, standard gage. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • standard gauge. — standard gauge, standard gauged, adj. See under gauge (def. 13). Also, esp. in technical use, standard gage. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Standard gauge — For Standard Gauge in toy trains, see Standard Gauge (Toy Trains). Track gauge by size …   Wikipedia

  • standard-gauge — adj. Standard gauge is used with these nouns: ↑railway, ↑track …   Collocations dictionary

  • standard gauge — noun railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches • Hypernyms: ↑railroad track, ↑railroad, ↑railway, ↑gauge …   Useful english dictionary

  • standard gauge — noun Date: 1871 a railroad gauge of 4 feet 8 1/2 inches (1435 millimeters) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • standard gauge — /stændəd ˈgeɪdʒ/ (say standuhd gayj) noun See gauge (def. 13) …   Australian English dictionary

  • standard gauge — noun A specification of the width of railway tracks of 56.5 inches (1435 mm) …   Wiktionary

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