What does PATROL mean?

Definitions for PATROL
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patrolnoun

    a detachment used for security or reconnaissance

  2. patrolnoun

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

  3. patrolverb

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

  4. patrol, policeverb

    maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

Wiktionary

  1. patrolnoun

    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. patrolnoun

    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. patrolverb

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

  6. patrolverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patrolverb

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

    Etymology: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

  2. Patrol

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

    Etymology: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

  3. Patrolverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

  4. Patrolverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

  5. Patrolverb

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

    Etymology: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

  6. Patrolverb

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

    Etymology: [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Patrol

    pa-trōl′, v.i. to go the rounds in a camp or garrison: to watch and protect.—v.t. to pass round as a sentry:—pr.p. patrōl′ling; pa.t. and pa.p. patrōlled′.n. the marching round of a guard in the night: the guard or men who make a patrol: (also Patrōl′man) a policeman who walks about a certain beat for a specified time, such policemen collectively. [O. Fr. patrouille, a patrol, patrouiller, to march in the mud, through a form patouiller, from pate (mod. patte), the paw or foot of a beast, of Teut. origin, cf. Ger. patsche, little hand.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. patrol

    The night-rounds, to see that all is right, and to insure regularity and order.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. patrol

    To go the rounds in a camp or garrison; to march about and observe what passes as a guard. To pass round as a sentinel; as, to patrol the city.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PATROL in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PATROL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of PATROL in a Sentence

  1. Omar Zamora:

    They’re actually pretty bare and about as high as Border Patrol agents get the vehicle, because Border Patrol agents do go off road. in the 18 years that I’ve been in Border Patrol in Laredo, we’ve seen UPS, FedEx trucks, Time Warner trucks, any kind of clones. Any business you can think of. The smugglers are trying to clone it to avoid law enforcement detection.

  2. Armando Martinez:

    The fence really doesn’t make a difference. i’ve had them try to hide under my trailer when Border Patrol is looking for them, but my five small dogs start barking and scare them off.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked.

  4. Sheriff Long:

    Deputies will have candy in their patrol vehicles and will interact with the children until the neighborhood is clear of trick-or-treaters to ensure the safety of our children on Halloween night.

  5. Brandon Judd:

    He sent Border Patrol agents out there to do the job, and now he's criticizing Border Patrol agents because his base wants Border Patrol agents to.

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