What does patrol mean?

Definitions for patrol
pəˈtroʊlpa·trol

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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

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

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. Patrol(verb)

    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. 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

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Tom Kiefer:

    Those who have entered the U.S. illegally, their personal possessions and belongings too easily get lost as they are processed and travel through the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol system, the enormous amount of belongings, such as extra clothing, socks, shoes and personal items such as rosaries, Bibles, belts, underwear, toothbrushes, soap, was in many ways incomprehensible (to me), and I am certain much of this was not meant to be discarded.

  2. Lucille Roybal-Allard:

    Border Patrol agents are already overwhelmed in trying to perform Border Patrol agents own duties, this program will turn the credible fear screening process into an absolute farce.

  3. Mike Pence:

    The American people will always stand proudly with The American people brave heroes of ICE and the Border Patrol.

  4. Adriana Lima:

    The security gate at the entrance and 24/7 patrol serves as a way to ensure only homeowners, their guests, and members enter Indian Creek Island. This is a crucial reason that celebrities such as Julio Iglesias, Adriana Lima, Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Soffer, Eddie Lampert and Peter Breton -- amongst many others -- have lived there.

  5. Adrian Lewis:

    Some cars get stopped more often than others. When I get stopped, I start recording, i have Waze on my cell phone that tells me, with considerable accuracy, where police or highway patrol are located. I have an escort radar detector to alert me. I make sure I am mentally and physically alert.

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