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yard·stick

 (yärd′stĭk′)
n.
1. A graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
2. A test, standard, or model used in measurement, comparison, or judgment.

yardstick

(ˈjɑːdˌstɪk)
n
1. a measure or standard used for comparison: on what kind of yardstick is he basing his criticism?.
2. (Tools) a graduated stick, one yard long, used for measurement

yard•stick

(ˈyɑrdˌstɪk)

n.
1. a stick a yard long, commonly marked with subdivisions, used for measuring.
2. any standard of measurement: Tests are not the only yardstick of academic achievement.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yardstick - a measure or standard used for comparison; "on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - 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"
2.yardstick - a ruler or tape that is three feet longyardstick - a ruler or tape that is three feet long
ruler, rule - measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

yardstick

noun standard, measure, criterion, gauge, benchmark, touchstone, par an exceptional vintage by any yardstick

yardstick

noun
A means by which individuals are compared and judged:
Translations
mittatikku

yardstick

[ˈjɑːdstɪk] N (fig) → patrón m, criterio m, medida f

yardstick

[ˈjɑːrdstɪk] n
(= criterion) → critère m
yardstick of success → critère m de réussite
(= standard for comparison) → point f de référence

yardstick

n
(= measuring rod)Elle f
(fig)Maßstab m

yardstick

[ˈjɑːdstɪk] n (fig) → metro, criterio
References in classic literature ?
The tiny bubbling ripple of the spring and the gray flash of tree-squirrel were as yardsticks with which to measure the silence and motionless repose.
It was a little later that he followed up the attack with two short essays, "The Wonder-Dreamers" and "The Yardstick of the Ego." And on essays, long and short, he began to pay the travelling expenses from magazine to magazine.
ACTION POINT: Make sure your nonprofit organization has rigorous tests and yardsticks to measure performance.
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New Delhi, July 26 ( ANI ): Congress leader Manish Tewari today said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) must follow the same yardsticks which it had followed on other CAG reports when the Congress was in power.
He beat some good yardsticks and was second to the Gold Cup winner.
Miles representatives will hand out numerous give-a-ways for the entire family including multi-colored drawstring backpacks, confetti flyers, mood pencils, yardsticks, balloons and eco-friendly carry bags.
Borrowing from Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, Hatchett said when judging racial progress, whites and blacks use different yardsticks.
In assessing whether an emerging market economy might be "converging," one usually looks at a number of standard yardsticks. Is the country exercising increased discipline over its public finances in a manner that might be reducing the relative size of its public debt?
But before I forget, two really great old guys stay in my memory as yardsticks conveying humour, knowingness and craft: Sverre Fehn in Oslo and Clorindo Testa in Buenos Aires.
Though he never held a job, eccentric Lee manages to bury on his property tons and tons of junk he collected over the years--old tin service station signs, old oak school desks, railroad spikes, oil cans, lumber, yardsticks, salt shakers, and black telephones, to name but a few--items he intends to leave his son as an inheritance one day.