What does regiment mean?

Definitions for regiment
ˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; -ˌmɛntreg·i·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regiment(verb)

    army unit smaller than a division

  2. regiment(verb)

    subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization

    "regiment one's children"

  3. regiment(verb)

    form (military personnel) into a regiment

  4. regiment(verb)

    assign to a regiment

    "regiment soldiers"

GCIDE

  1. Regiment(v. t.)

    To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.

Wiktionary

  1. regiment(Noun)

    An army unit, larger than a company, but smaller than a division, consisting of at least two battalions, normally commanded by a colonel. Traditionally, multiple regiments are organized into brigades or divisions.

  2. regiment(Verb)

    To form soldiers into a regiment.

  3. regiment(Verb)

    To systematize, or put in rigid order.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regiment(noun)

    government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen

  2. Regiment(noun)

    a region or district governed

  3. Regiment(noun)

    a body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten

  4. Regiment(verb)

    to form into a regiment or into regiments

  5. Origin: [F. rgiment a regiment of men, OF. also government, L. regimentum government, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regimen.]

Freebase

  1. Regiment

    A regiment is a title used by some military units. The size of a regiment varies markedly, depending on the country and the arm of service. Historically, in the 17th and 18th centuries, a full-strength regiment was typically supposed to be a thousand men, and was commanded by a colonel. Today, there is no set size for a unit calling itself a "regiment", which may be: ⁕Less than a battalion-equivalent, e.g. Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ⁕A battalion-equivalent, e.g. 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment ⁕A number of battalions e.g. Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2nd Infantry Regiment ⁕An entire arm of service; In several commonwealth countries, the entire artillery arm is often titled "regiment", and may then be sub-divided into "field regiments".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regiment

    rej′i-ment, n. a body of soldiers constituting the largest permanent unit, commanded by a colonel: rule.—v.t. to form into a regiment: to organise.—adj. Regiment′al, relating to a regiment.—n.pl. the uniform of a regiment.—n. Regimentā′tion, classification.—Regimental district, the territory allotted to each regiment for recruiting purposes.

Editors Contribution

  1. regiment

    A type of unit within an army.

    Some countries have a regiment within their army which members are assigned to.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on March 6, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regiment' in Nouns Frequency: #2296

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of regiment in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Marlowe:

    What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.:

    A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.

  3. Lesley Gordon:

    Many of the survivors made a point of insisting when anyone in their regiment died they provided a reverent burial.

  4. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind -- he found it less exciting.

  5. Christopher Marlowe:

    Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.

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