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1. yardstick

noun. ['ˈjɑːrdˌstɪk'] a measure or standard used for comparison.

Synonyms

  • criterion
  • measure
  • standard

Antonyms

  • abnormal
  • irregular
  • uncommon
  • misconception

Etymology

  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • yard (English)
  • geard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Yardstick

  • broomstick
  • candlestick
  • capstick
  • chopstick
  • dipstick
  • joystick
  • krutick
  • lipstick
  • nightstick
  • pitstick
  • slapstick

Sentences with yardstick


1. Noun, singular or mass
Measure the length with a yardstick and mark it with a pencil.

Quotes about yardstick


1. The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
- John Madden

2. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
- Barbara Bush

2. yardstick

noun. ['ˈjɑːrdˌstɪk'] a ruler or tape that is three feet long.

Synonyms

  • ruler
  • rule

Antonyms

  • standard
  • nonstandard
  • criticize

Etymology

  • stick (English)
  • stiken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • yard (English)
  • geard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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