What does POLICE mean?

Definitions for POLICE
pəˈlis; ˈpoʊ lis; ˈdi trɔɪt; ˈsi mɛnt; ˈsi gɑr; ˈgɪt ɑr; ˈɪn ʃʊər əns; ˈʌm brɛl ə; ˈaɪ diəPOLICE

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word POLICE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. police, police force, constabulary, law(verb)

    the force of policemen and officers

    "the law came looking for him"

  2. patrol, police(verb)

    maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

Wiktionary

  1. police(Noun)

    Policy.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

  2. police(Noun)

    Communal living; civilization.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

  3. police(Noun)

    The regulation of a given community or society; administration, law and order etc.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

  4. police(Noun)

    A civil force granted the legal authority to enforce the law and maintain public order.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

  5. police(Noun)

    A police officer.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

  6. police(Verb)

    To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).

    Extra security was hired to police the crowd at the big game.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

  7. police(Verb)

    To patrol an area.

    Etymology: From police, from politia, from πολιτεία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Police(noun)

    a judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, cleanliness, health, etc., and for the enforcement of the laws and prevention of crime; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city, incorporated town, or borough

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

  2. Police(noun)

    that which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

  3. Police(noun)

    the organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

  4. Police(noun)

    military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

  5. Police(noun)

    the cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state / a camp as to cleanliness

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

  6. Police(verb)

    to keep in order by police

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

  7. Police(verb)

    to make clean; as, to police a camp

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, Gr. , fr. to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. citizen, fr. city; akin to Skr. pur, puri. Cf. Policy polity, Polity.]

Freebase

  1. Police

    The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie are military units charged with civil policing. Law enforcement, however, constitutes only part of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different situations, but the predominant ones are concerned with the preservation of order. In some societies, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, these developed within the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property. Some parts of the world may suffer from police corruption. Alternative names for police force include constabulary, gendarmerie, police department, police service, crime prevention, protective services, law enforcement agency, civil guard or civic guard. Members may be referred to as police officers, troopers, sheriffs, constables, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards. Police of the Soviet-era Eastern Europe were called the militsiya. The Irish police are called the Garda Síochána; a police officer is called a garda. And although the word "police" comes from Greek, the Greek police is Αστυνομία.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Police

    pō-lēs′, n. the system of regulations of a city, town, or district for the preservation of order and enforcement of law: the internal government of a state: (short for Police′-force) the civil officers employed to preserve order, &c.—v.t. to guard or maintain order in: to put in order.—n.pl. Police′-commiss′ioners, a body of men appointed to regulate the appointments and duties of the police.—ns. Police′-inspect′or, a superior officer of police who has charge of a department, next in rank to a superintendent; Police′-mag′istrate, one who presides in a police court; Police′man, a member of a police-force; Police′-off′ice, -stā′tion, the headquarters of the police of a district, used also as a temporary place of confinement; Police′-off′icer, -con′stable, a policeman; Police′-rate, a tax levied for the support of the police.—Police court, a court for trying small offences brought before it by the police. [Fr.,—L. politia—Gr. politeia, the condition of a state—politēs, a citizen—polis, a city.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. police

    Similia similibus.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Police

    Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order among the citizenry.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. police

    The cleaning of a camp or garrison; the state of a camp in regard to cleanliness.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Police

    The appropriate designation of civil guardians of the peace, from the Greek polis, city.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POLICE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #304

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POLICE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #483

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POLICE' in Nouns Frequency: #95

How to pronounce POLICE?

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How to say POLICE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLICE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLICE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of POLICE in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    When you go to your public library, when you call your fire department or the police department, what do you think you're calling? these are socialist institutions.

  2. Ulish Carter:

    Black people will get extremely fired up and fight for a Trayvon Martin (the black teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida) or any time a white person kills a black person, or police kill a black person. You got rallies and marches and protests, you get your national leaders involved, but all these situations with blacks killing blacks, you're just as dead.

  3. Tareq Kharaz:

    We've resumed work at all police stations in Benghazi except where fighting is ongoing.

  4. Phillip Herrick:

    To see something like that is really tough, because you know those people, the firefighters, the police officers, EMTs -- all those first responders. And to have the work that they do be treated that way is sort of unfortunate.

  5. Ed Calderon:

    Over past decades, the country has been going through a process of systematic disarmament classic buyback schemes and anti-gun campaigns, and in some places, there is absolutely no security, no police presence.

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