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.

    Etymology: una + forma

  2. uniformnoun

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

    Etymology: una + forma

  3. uniformnoun

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

    Etymology: una + forma

  4. uniformverb

    To clothe in a uniform.

    Etymology: una + forma

  5. uniformadjective

    Unvarying; all the same.

    Etymology: una + forma

  6. uniformadjective

    Consistent; conforming to one standard.

    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. Mark Green:

    Mr. Obama supports transvestites in uniform but you can not have a bible on your desk, saying it disrupts good order in the military, next thing you know we will be sending hundreds of millions to our enemy. Oh wait we've already done that. This guy's attack on the military and the values which create and sustain its success is unsurpassed in the annals of history and reason.

  2. Lloyd Austin:

    Very little surprises me anymore, as I continue to consider just how focused it seems that the Defense Department is on routing out White extremism and White supremacy in the services right now, i'm not sure exactly how it is that you are able to tell from search terms that much about the individuals that are serving in uniform.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who've suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor. And I'm personally grateful to the people of my hometown for keeping protests peaceful.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    ( Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File) Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Zhaos tweet was utterly outrageous and a terrible slur against Australias military. It is truly repugnant. It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform, he told reporters in Canberra. The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. The Chinese government diminishes them in the worlds eyes. CHINESE STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA FALL VICTIM TO VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAMS : Prime Minister Scott Morrison said The Chinese government had contacted Twitter asking it to take the post down. The post had a warning tag on it by Monday afternoon but could still be viewed. Zhaos account comes with a Twitter label stating that its a Chinese government account. Despite China blocking Twitter and other U.S. social media platforms within the county, Chinese diplomats and state media have established a strong presence on them. Zhao Lijian was criticized by the U.S. in March after tweeting a conspiracy theory that U.S. soldiers may have brought the coronavirus to China. Zhao Lijian is considered a leading representative of Chinas high-pitched new strain of assertive foreign relations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged there were tensions between China and Australia. But this is not how you deal with them.

  5. Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais:

    Our men and women in uniform are owed the right to protect themselves and others while in service of our country, while it is uncertain as to whether this legislation would have made an impact in this particular situation, it is clear that our military personnel have become targets, not just abroad, but on American soil as well. Therefore they must be given the tools to defend themselves.

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