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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. House Republican:

    It certainly looked like a ‘Trump effect.’ Within weeks of Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House in January 2017, the number of people caught crossing America’s southern border illegally fell to a 17-year low of 11,127. John Kelly, then secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), attributed the drop to Mr. Trump’s executive orders on immigration.Elaine Duke, the department’s deputy secretary, gave credit to better enforcement of immigration laws. Mr. Trump hailed it as ‘a historic and unprecedented achievement.’ If such an effect did exist, it appears to have been short-lived. On April 5th, the DHS announced that Border Patrol agents apprehended 37,393 people in March, an increase of more than 200% on the previous year. The number of unaccompanied children caught entering illegally jumped by 300%, and the number of families detained while attempting the journey surged by nearly 700%.’.

  2. Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske:

    I watched Border Patrol agents cooking food, bringing clothes and toys from home for these children.

  3. Donald Trump:

    An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media, some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through( thereby making Border Patrol possible to see what is happening on both sides). Makes sense to me !

  4. Tom Jawetz:

    When Congress in 1996 enacted sweeping immigration enforcement legislation — putting in place the expedited removal system that today allows Border Patrol agents to quickly deport people Border Patrol agents apprehend without any court process — it specifically created the credible fear process to preserve the right of people to seek asylum when they are apprehended between the ports of entry, congress did that knowing that if it circumscribed the right to seek protection, then it would run afoul of our obligations under Tom Jawetz and international law to not return people to face persecution abroad. The interim final rule issued today acknowledges this history even as it attempts to undo it entirely.

  5. Sergei Lebedev:

    Apart from Russia, there are collective forces aimed at supporting Tajikistan against those threats from the south, whether or not Russia is going to return there (to patrol the border) is a matter that will be resolved through bilateral agreements.

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