What does uniform mean?

Definitions for uniform
ˈyu nəˌfɔrmuni·form

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word uniform.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uniform(adj)

    clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification

  2. uniform, unvarying(adj)

    always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences

    "a street of uniform tall white buildings"

  3. consistent, uniform(adj)

    the same throughout in structure or composition

    "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"

  4. undifferentiated, uniform(adj)

    not differentiated

  5. uniform(verb)

    evenly spaced

    "at regular (or uniform) intervals"

  6. uniform(verb)

    provide with uniforms

    "The guards were uniformed"

Wiktionary

  1. uniform(Noun)

    A distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group.

    Etymology: una + forma

  2. uniform(Noun)

    Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.

    Etymology: una + forma

  3. uniform(Noun)

    A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).

    Etymology: una + forma

  4. uniform(Verb)

    To clothe in a uniform.

    Etymology: una + forma

  5. uniform(Adjective)

    Unvarying; all the same.

    Etymology: una + forma

  6. uniform(Adjective)

    Consistent; conforming to one standard.

    Etymology: una + forma

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uniform(adj)

    having always the same form, manner, or degree; not varying or variable; unchanging; consistent; equable; homogenous; as, the dress of the Asiatics has been uniform from early ages; the temperature is uniform; a stratum of uniform clay

  2. Uniform(adj)

    of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant

  3. Uniform(adj)

    a dress of a particular style or fashion worn by persons in the same service or order by means of which they have a distinctive appearance; as, the uniform of the artillery, of the police, of the Freemasons, etc

  4. Uniform(verb)

    to clothe with a uniform; as, to uniform a company of soldiers

  5. Uniform(verb)

    to make conformable

Freebase

  1. Uniform

    A uniform is a type of clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are most often worn by armed forces and paramilitary organizations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects. For some public groups, such as police, it is illegal for non members to wear the uniform. Other uniforms are trade dresses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uniform

    ū′ni-form, adj. having one or the same form: having always the same manner or character: consistent with itself: agreeing with another.—n. a dress or livery of the same kind for persons who belong to the same body, as of a soldier.—v.t. U′niformise, to make uniform.—adj. Uniformitā′rian.—ns. Uniformitā′rianism, the doctrine in geology of Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), that the present is the type of all preceding ages, so far as these are revealed by the fossiliferous strata; Uniform′ity, state of being uniform: agreement with a pattern or rule: sameness: likeness between the parts of a whole.—adv. U′niformly.—n. U′niformness.—Act of Uniformity, an intolerant measure passed in 1662, by which a number of clergymen, variously stated at from 800 to 2000, were driven out of the English national church.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. uniform

    The dress prescribed by regulation for officers and men of the army, navy, marines, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. uniform

    (one form). In its military sense, means the particular dress and equipment assigned by proper authority to each grade of officers and men. The clothing consists of one prevailing color, variously ornamented and “faced” according to the rank and corps. In full uniform, wearing the whole of the prescribed uniform; not in undress.

Editors Contribution

  1. uniform

    A type of clothing agreed through discussion and choice by all members of a specific group, team, school or workplace.

    The uniform type is proposed, discussed and agreed by the group together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uniform' in Nouns Frequency: #1825

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uniform' in Adjectives Frequency: #970

How to pronounce uniform?

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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say uniform in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uniform in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uniform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of uniform in a Sentence

  1. John Kasich:

    This is sort of symptomatic, 'I voted for him. I wear that uniform.' --'I didn't vote for him. I wear a different uniform.' I think people who voted for him, who see things they don't like, have to recognize that. And people who didn't vote for him have to recognize when he does something that's positive. We want to be for our President, because if we are tearing each other apart, nothing will ever get done.

  2. Tara Ruby:

    Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Program and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies, breastfeeding their babies doesn't make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can, makes (these) ladies even stronger for it.

  3. Jordan Libowitz:

    Military members may not participate in political campaigns, this is likely the reason why they're hesitant to participate, because Defense Department guidelines are pretty clear about what they can and can not do. If they come to stand next to him for a political speech while in uniform, representing the military, it could become a problem.

  4. Scott Bolton:

    The general theme of our discoveries is really how different Jupiter looked from how we expected, this is a close-up and personal look at Jupiter. We thought it was uniform inside and relatively boring. What we're finding is anything but that.

  5. Isaac Newton:

    Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.

Images & Illustrations of uniform

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