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synonyms for yardstick

  • barometer
  • benchmark
  • criterion
  • indicator
  • norm
  • basis
  • example
  • guide
  • guideline
  • mark
  • measure
  • meter
  • model
  • rule
  • sample
  • scale
  • standard
  • test
  • tape measure
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Virgin Galactic, as one of the earliest, will be closely watched by anyone looking for a yardstick by which to measure the tactic.
VIRGIN GALACTIC CHAIRMAN CHAMATH PALIHAPITIYA SELLS OFF REMAINING PERSONAL STAKE IN THE SPACE COMPANYDARRELL ETHERINGTONMARCH 5, 2021TECHCRUNCH
They’re making the same case for an overall market that according to the traditional yardsticks is way overpriced.
TESLA IS THE PROXY FOR A STOCK MARKET GONE MADSHAWN TULLYJANUARY 21, 2021FORTUNE
Best of all for cosmologists, Gaia’s new catalogue includes the special stars whose distances serve as yardsticks for measuring all farther cosmological distances.
ASTRONOMERS GET THEIR WISH, AND A COSMIC CRISIS GETS WORSENATALIE WOLCHOVERDECEMBER 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The explosion happens very quickly — too fast to mark its height accurately on a wall or yardstick.
STUDY ACID-BASE CHEMISTRY WITH AT-HOME VOLCANOESBETHANY BROOKSHIREOCTOBER 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Body count has long been the yardstick by which we measure calamity.
TRAGIC MATH: THE U.S. EXCEEDS 200,000 COVID-19 DEATHSJEFFREY KLUGERSEPTEMBER 22, 2020TIME
It's a musty old tradition, a sort of a remnant of the old days, that present day newsmongers use as a yardstick for comparisons.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
The cutaway is made of a small piece of board, a cigar-box lid, an old yardstick or a piece of lath, which should be about 6 in.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
They've got as many virtues as any Englisher that ever snivelled prayer and shortened yardstick.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
I know I can squeal just like a rubber doll; but s'posin' they should let me fall off the yardstick—where'd I go to then?
DOTTY DIMPLE AT HOMESOPHIE MAY
The yardstick, the half bushel, and the coining of money are all devices to facilitate exchanges.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 9 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO YARDSTICK

  • criterion
  • gauge
  • measure
  • standard
  • touchstone
  • yardstick
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.