What does uniform mean?

Definitions for uniform
ˈyu nəˌfɔrmuni·form

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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Uniformadjective

    Etymology: unus and forma.

    Though when confusedly mingled, as in this stratum, it may put on a face never so uniform and alike, yet it is in reality very different. John Woodward.

    The only doubt is about the manner of their unity, how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies, and what way they ought to take for that purpose. Richard Hooker.

    Creatures of what condition soever, though each in different manner, yet all with uniform consent, admire her, as the mother of their peace and joy. Richard Hooker.

    Numbers, being neither uniform in their designs, nor direct in their views, neither could manage nor maintain the power they got. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Uniform

    A uniform is a variety of costume 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 organizations, such as police, it may be illegal for non members to wear the uniform.

ChatGPT

  1. uniform

    Uniform refers to remaining the same or constant in all situations or at all times. It can also refer to a distinctive outfit that identifies the wearer as a member of a specific group, organization, or profession.

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

Wikidata

  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. Lloyd Austin:

    Our men and women in uniform and their families have enough to worry about, basic necessities like food and housing shouldn’t be among them.

  2. Kelcey Kintner:

    Neither invited nor expected, the worker showed up unannounced in uniform at the hotel room, claiming he was there to fix a broken sink before carrying out his sudden, violent attack on the family, a dedicated father and husband and respected member of his community.

  3. Detroit Tigers:

    Wearing this uniform has been really special. The history of this uniform and this team here is second to none, very tough decision, very hard talking with the players and the staff because they've meant everything to me here. It's been nothing but a pleasure managing this team, but I have to do what's right for me.

  4. Xenos Lopez:

    I looked through the shop and when we got ready to leave, my wife points out my uniform, i was shocked... how did it get here ? But I knew it was mine for sure.

  5. Ibtihaj Muhammad:

    She saw this unique opportunity for me to participate in a sport as a Muslim kid without having to run to Modell’s or Dicks Sporting Goods to add something to the uniform like I did in track and field or in tennis.

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