Definitions for patrol
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word patrol.
a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
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.
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.
The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to 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.
To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: patrouille, patouille, old French.
O thou! by whose almighty nod the scale
Of empire rises, or alternate falls,
Send forth the saving virtues round the land
In bright patrol. James Thomson, Summer.
To go the rounds in a camp or garison.
Etymology: patrouiller, Fr.
These out guards of the mind are sent abroad
And still patrolling beat the neighb’ring road,
Or to the parts remote obedient fly,
Keep posts advanc’d, and on the frontier lie. Richard Blackmore.
A patrol is commonly a group of personnel, such as law enforcement officers, military personnel, or security personnel, that are assigned to monitor or secure a specific geographic area.
Patrol refers to the act of moving around an area at regular intervals for the purpose of security or observation, often conducted by police, military, or security personnel. It involves activities such as monitoring, preventing, and addressing potential safety threats or disturbances. Patrol can also refer to the individuals or group tasked with this duty.
to go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat
t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat
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
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
the guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol
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.]
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
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
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
The night-rounds, to see that all is right, and to insure regularity and order.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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
Rank popularity for the word 'patrol' in Nouns Frequency: #2809
The numerical value of patrol in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of patrol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- patrullaCatalan, Valencian
- patrullar, patrulla, hacer la ronda, rondaSpanish
- vartio, partio, partioida, vartiomies, partiointiFinnish
- perlustrare, pattugliare, ispezionare, ronda, setacciare, drappello, pattugliamento, battere, pattuglia, ricognizione, perlustrazioneItalian
- патрулирование, патруль, дозор, патрулироватьRussian
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