What does uniform mean?

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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.

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. Jim Boeheim:

    I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey. It’s been unbelievable. And I ’d do anything to wear this uniform... I truly gave it everything I had every day.

  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. Tammy Duckworth:

    I agree that the military has utterly failed at handling sexual assault through the Uniform Code of Military Justice process and I will push for meaningful reforms, as a former commander of an assault helicopter company, I want to know what else can be done beyond successful prosecutions that bring perpetrators to justice to make the lives of survivors better and ensure they have what they need to heal and be able to resume the careers they dreamt about from the time they entered the military.

  4. Allison Jean:

    My life has not been the same, it's just been like a roller coaster.Guyger, who is white, testified that after working long hours on September 6, 2018, she returned to her Dallas County apartment complex. In uniform but off duty, she approached what she thought was her apartment. She noticed the door was partially open, saw a man inside who she believed to be an intruder, and fired her service weapon, killing him.How Botham Jeans mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her sonIn fact, she was at the apartment directly above hers -- which belonged to the 26-year-old Jean, who was black. Prosecutors said Jean had been on the couch in his shorts, watching TV and eating vanilla ice cream when Guyger walked in.Read MoreJurors deliberated for less than 24 hours before reaching the verdict. Guyger was booked into the North Tower Detention Center in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, according to the county website.Though the topic of race did not figure prominently in the trial itself, outside the courtroom, Jean's case had became a focal point in the national conversation on policing and the threat of violence people of color face in daily life.After the verdict, S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean's family, called the murder conviction a.

  5. Attahullah Khogyani:

    Four men in government forces' uniform abducted the woman, who is an Australian national and about 70 years old, from her office.

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