What does regiment mean?

Definitions for regimentˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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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"


  1. Regiment(v. t.)

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


  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.]


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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