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STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

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"The project is in line with Amlak's strategy to serve the community and raise the standard of neighborhood offerings, as well as its commitment to contribute to the Kingdom's economic growth," he noted.
We have concerns, however, about the proposals to raise the standards, in respect of both shelter and non-shelter items.
MULTAN -- The school councils are being made fully functional financially to raise the standard of education in the division.
IMC-Jordan's main target is to raise the standard of professional consultants' training and management development, set the necessary foundation for a better performance, modernize and develop new methods to coincide with modern market concepts in addition to setting standards for ethical behavior to ensure success at all levels.
"We want to raise the standard of the youth team by bringing in six or seven players who may only cost pounds 50,000 or pounds 100,000 who become the underbelly and may not be quite ready for the first team but will raise the standard of the youth team.
She was speaking just hours before unveiling details of the changes, which ministers say will raise the standard of state schools to the best of the private sector.
"From the quality of the proposals we received, it is clear that we will achieve our objective to raise the standard for private investment in Downtown Flushing.
THE LEARNING and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire awarded separate pounds 10,000 grants to five Coventry schools - including Foxford - to raise the standard of GCSE results.
``The scheme encourages schools to raise the standard of arts and to raise the profile of arts education, rewarding excellence, endorsing good practice and promoting the wider development of young people,'' she said.
The Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry said Monday it will raise the standard interest rate on housing loans from Government Housing Loan Corp.
Other areas about which Podolin expressed concern included proposals to raise the standard for accuracy-related and preparer penalties and to modify tax shelter penalty rules.
"The dilemma I have is that I want to bring in young footballers, like your MacDonalds and Martis so they raise the standard of the kids.