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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. White House:

    The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted, for more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country. These actions are in keeping with this long history. As The President has stated,' when our soldiers have to fight for our country, I want to give them the confidence to fight.'.

  2. Delta CEO Ed Bastian:

    The new Delta uniform collection offers unity between all workgroups like never before. We are one proud Delta team and it really shows, zac is bringing fashion and glamour back to the airlines. It’s a sophisticated look, it’s elegant, it’s much more international in orientation. Our aspirations are to be a top global carrier, not just a top U.S. carrier.

  3. Liam Payne:

    Anger, isolation, violence, substance misuse, all stem from the same place – and these are not unique to the military. To truly make a difference to veterans and their families, of course we must help those in need, but we must focus on solving the problem at source, for me, this issue is personal. My time in the Army gave me the strongest respect for everyone who wears the uniform. It is a community I am proud to belong to, and I will always seek out anyway that I can to support it.

  4. Rogier Creemers:

    Previously, the real-name registration system hasn't really been enforced, these rules essentially impose a uniform and consolidated system for all online services requiring accounts.

  5. Niki Tsongas:

    As more doors open to servicewomen and a greater talent pool is tapped, the military must find ways to support all those who wear the uniform, there is much work to do but an Army breastfeeding policy symbolizes a step towards a more equitable military.

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