Definitions for Patrolpəˈtroʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•trolpəˈtroʊl(v.; n.)-trolled, -trol•ling

  1. (v.t.)(of a police officer, soldier, etc.) to pass regularly along (a specified route) or through (a specified area) in order to maintain order and security.

  2. (v.i.)to pass along or through such a route or area for this purpose.

  3. (n.)a person or group of persons that patrols.

  4. an automobile, ship, plane, squadron, fleet, etc., assigned to patrol an area.

  5. a military detachment detailed for reconnaissance, combat, or other special assignment.

    Category: Military

  6. the act of patrolling.

  7. (in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) a subdivision of a troop, usu. consisting of about eight members.

Origin of patrol:

1655–65; < F patrouille (n.), patrouiller (v.) patrol, orig. a pawing (n.), to paw (v.) in mud; der. (with suffixal -ouille) of patte paw; -r- unexplained

pa•trol′ler(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patrol(noun)

    a detachment used for security or reconnaissance

  2. patrol(noun)

    the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes

  3. patrol(verb)

    a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security

  4. patrol, police(verb)

    maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. patrol(verb)əˈtroʊl

    to go around checking an area at regular intervals

    Police patrolled the center of town.

  2. patrol(noun)əˈtroʊl

    a group that patrols an area, or the act of patrolling an area

    patrol cars; a police patrol; soldiers on patrol during the night

Wiktionary

  1. patrol(Noun)

    A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.

  2. patrol(Noun)

    A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts.

  3. patrol

    The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.

  4. patrol

    Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol.

    In France there is an army of patrols to secure her fiscal regulations. -A. Hamilton.

  5. patrol(Verb)

    To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.

  6. patrol(Verb)

    To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patrol(verb)

    to go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat

  2. Patrol

    t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat

  3. Patrol(verb)

    a going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts

  4. Patrol(verb)

    a movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts

  5. Patrol(verb)

    the guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol

  6. Patrol(verb)

    any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol

Freebase

  1. Patrol

    A patrol is commonly a group of personnel, such as police officers or soldiers, that are assigned to monitor a specific geographic area.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. patrol

    A detachment of ground, sea, or air forces sent out for the purpose of gathering information or carrying out a destructive, harassing, mopping-up, or security mission. See also combat air patrol.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Patrol' in Nouns Frequency: #2809


Translations for Patrol

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

patrol(noun)

a group of people etc who patrol an area

They came across several army patrols in the hills.

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