HyperDic: yardstick

English > 2 senses of the word yardstick:
NOUNcommunicationyardsticka measure or standard used for comparison
artifactyardstick, yard measurea ruler or tape that is three feet long
yardstick > pronunciation
Soundsyaa'rdstih.k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > yardstick: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA measure or standard used for comparison.
Example"on what kind of yardstick is he basing his judgment?"
Broaderstandard, criterion, measure, touchstoneA basis for comparison
English > yardstick: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA ruler or tape that is three feet long.
Synonymyard measure
Broaderrule, rulermeasuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal / metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

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