What does patrol mean?

Definitions for patrol
pəˈtroʊlpa·trol

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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. Sabri Dikman:

    The message is simple, don't do it. The desert is vast and it's treacherous, when you cross illegally you put your life in incredible peril. I'm telling you this not only as a Border Patrol agent, but as one who spent his entire 23-year career in Arizona. I speak from experience.

  2. Colonel Aggrey Quarshie:

    The Ghana Navy responded swiftly with a patrol team to the area and they were able to overpower the pirates and free the ship. But when they got there, the cargo had already been transferred to another vessel.

  3. Joshua Gonzalez:

    As I parked my patrol unit I could feel the heat coming from the residence, once I made Joshua Gonzalez present to the people standing by, I asked them what was going on and they said somebody was inside the residence, that there were people in there... it was well within my heart and soul to run in and try and get these people out.

  4. Ron Mark:

    This decision strengthens the coalition government's Pacific reset by providing a maritime patrol capability with the significant range and endurance needed to assist our partners in the region.

  5. Donald Trump:

    MS-13, likewise, a horrible, horrible large group of gangs that have been let into country over a fairly short period of time are being decimated by the Border Patrol and by ICE and by our incredible local police forces and they are getting out of our country or in some cases, going directly into prisons throughout our country, but they've literally taken over towns and cities of the United States.

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