- a paragon of excellence
"academic education is the gold standard against which other educational activity is pejoratively judged"
- a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold
- It's the gold standard.
- Many Americans wanted a gold standard.
- Additional details of Eurosystem transactions in gold, foreign exchange, holdings of SDRs and reserve position in the IMF are available quarterly following BPM5 standard components.