army unit smaller than a division
subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization
"regiment one's children"
form (military personnel) into a regiment
assign to a regiment
To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.
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.
To form soldiers into a regiment.
To systematize, or put in rigid order.
government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen
a region or district governed
a body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten
to form into a regiment or into regiments
Origin: [F. rgiment a regiment of men, OF. also government, L. regimentum government, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regimen.]
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rej′i-ment, n. a body of soldiers constituting the largest permanent unit, commanded by a colonel: rule.—v.t. to form into a regiment: to organise.—adj. Regiment′al, relating to a regiment.—n.pl. the uniform of a regiment.—n. Regimentā′tion, classification.—Regimental district, the territory allotted to each regiment for recruiting purposes.
A type of unit within an army.
Some countries have a regiment within their army which members are assigned to.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'regiment' in Nouns Frequency: #2296
The numerical value of regiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of regiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
Many of the survivors made a point of insisting when anyone in their regiment died they provided a reverent burial.
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
He is the best solider I've ever served with, he's the reason why I joined the Special Forces regiment, was to work with soldiers like Charles Martland. ... All he wants to do is continue to serve our country with distinction.
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