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. uniformadjective

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

  2. uniform, unvaryingadjective

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

    "a street of uniform tall white buildings"

  3. consistent, uniformadjective

    the same throughout in structure or composition

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

  4. undifferentiated, uniformadjective

    not differentiated

  5. uniformverb

    evenly spaced

    "at regular (or uniform) intervals"

  6. uniformverb

    provide with uniforms

    "The guards were uniformed"

Wiktionary

  1. uniformnoun

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

  2. uniformnoun

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

  3. uniformnoun

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

  4. uniformverb

    To clothe in a uniform.

  5. uniformadjective

    Unvarying; all the same.

  6. uniformadjective

    Consistent; conforming to one standard.

  7. Etymology: una + forma

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uniformadjective

    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. Uniformadjective

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

  3. Uniformadjective

    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. Uniformverb

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

  5. Uniformverb

    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  

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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

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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. Tennessee Rep. Chuck Fleischmann:

    It’s a resolution really calling for a sense of Congress to encourage all of the parties, who have say in the process, to award our five fallen heroes in uniform who have died purple hearts, we don’t want a situation similar to what happened with the heroes who got killed at Fort Hood and they had to wait a very long time to get The Purple Heart.

  2. John Cornyn:

    It is required, it also makes good sense before we commit our military and our men and women in uniform to any sort of conflict. They deserve the support of Congress on a bipartisan basis.

  3. Mike Gibbons:

    My son is in the U.S. Navy and was deployed to an undisclosed location earlier this month. My daughter-in-law flies F-18s. I understand both the dedication and sacrifices of the men and women in uniform–and that of their families, i have nothing but respect for those who have served, including my opponents Josh Mandel and J.D. Vance.

  4. William Corporon:

    You are a coward, you are not a patriot. You are a disgrace to the uniform you wore.

  5. Beau Biden:

    In my State of the Union address, I announced that we would propose expanding disability and health benefits to veterans suffering from nine rare respiratory cancers, today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is delivering on that promise and upholding that sacred obligation to the women and men who have worn the uniform of our country.

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