Definitions for regimentˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

reg•i•mentˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; -ˌmɛnt(n.; v.)

  1. a military unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions, a headquarters unit, and supporting units.

    Category: Military

  2. Obs. government.

  3. (v.t.)to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.

  4. to form into a regiment or regiments.

  5. to assign to a regiment or group.

  6. to form into an organized group, usu. for the purpose of rigid or complete control.

Origin of regiment:

1350–1400; ME < MF < LL regimentum= L reg(ere) to rule +-i- -i - +-mentum -ment

reg`i•men•ta′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regiment(verb)

    army unit smaller than a division

  2. regiment(verb)

    subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization

    "regiment one's children"

  3. regiment(verb)

    form (military personnel) into a regiment

  4. regiment(verb)

    assign to a regiment

    "regiment soldiers"

Wiktionary

  1. regiment(Noun)

    An army unit, larger than a company, but smaller than a division, consisting of at least two battalions, normally commanded by a colonel. Traditionally, multiple regiments are organized into brigades or divisions.

  2. regiment(Verb)

    To form soldiers into a regiment.

  3. regiment(Verb)

    To systematize, or put in rigid order.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regiment(noun)

    government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen

  2. Regiment(noun)

    a region or district governed

  3. Regiment(noun)

    a body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten

  4. Regiment(verb)

    to form into a regiment or into regiments

Freebase

  1. Regiment

    A regiment is a title used by some military units. The size of a regiment varies markedly, depending on the country and the arm of service. Historically, in the 17th and 18th centuries, a full-strength regiment was typically supposed to be a thousand men, and was commanded by a colonel. Today, there is no set size for a unit calling itself a "regiment", which may be: ⁕Less than a battalion-equivalent, e.g. Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ⁕A battalion-equivalent, e.g. 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment ⁕A number of battalions e.g. Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2nd Infantry Regiment ⁕An entire arm of service; In several commonwealth countries, the entire artillery arm is often titled "regiment", and may then be sub-divided into "field regiments".

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regiment' in Nouns Frequency: #2296


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

regiment(noun)

a body of soldiers commanded by a colonel.

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