clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences
"a street of uniform tall white buildings"
the same throughout in structure or composition
"bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"
"at regular (or uniform) intervals"
provide with uniforms
"The guards were uniformed"
A distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group.
Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
To clothe in a uniform.
Unvarying; all the same.
Consistent; conforming to one standard.
Origin: una + forma
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
of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant
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
to clothe with a uniform; as, to uniform a company of soldiers
to make conformable
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'uniform' in Nouns Frequency: #1825
Rank popularity for the word 'uniform' in Adjectives Frequency: #970
The numerical value of uniform in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of uniform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of uniform in a Sentence
He wore his naval uniform from World War II.
We saw gloves, a uniform with a last name on it.
And I shot the other officer that was in uniform.
We thank the men and women in uniform for their extraordinary service.
Wearing the uniform always came with an inherent risk, even back then.
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Translations for uniform
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- زي, زي موحد, منتظمArabic
- stejnokroj, jednotvárný, uniformní, uniformaCzech
- ffurfwisg, unffurfWelsh
- gleichförmig, einheitlich, UniformGerman
- ομοιόμορφος, στολήGreek
- unuforma, uniformoEsperanto
- ühetaoline, Uuno, univormEstonian
- yhtenäinen, yhdenmukainen, virkapuku, univormu, UrhoFinnish
- culaidh, èideadhScottish Gaelic
- egyforma, egyenruhaHungarian
- uniforme, divisaItalian
- 一定の, 画一な, ユニフォーム, 統一された, 制服, 普遍なJapanese
- 제복, 일정, 制服, 같다Korean
- ornatus, uniformisLatin
- seragam, uniform, pakaian seragamMalay
- gelijk, uniform, onveranderlijk, consistentDutch
- uniformNorwegian Nynorsk
- spójny, jednorodny, uniform, mundurek, mundurPolish
- uniforme, fardaPortuguese
- униформа, мундир, однообразный, обмундирование, единообразный, формаRussian
- ùnifōrma, póstojān, konzistèntan, jednoòbrazan, ùnifōrman, òdora, jednòličanSerbo-Croatian
- uniform, enhetlig, motsägelsefri, konsekvent, beständig, konsistent, likformig, UrbanSwedish
- sare, yunifomuSwahili
- đồng phụcVietnamese
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