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Webster 1913 Edition


Uniform

U′ni-form

,
Adj.
[L.
uniformis
;
unus
one +
forma
from: cf. F.
uniforme
.]
1.
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.
Whewell.
2.
Of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant.
The only doubt is . . . how far churches are bound to be
uniform
in their ceremonies.
Hooker.
Uniform matter
,
that which is all of the same kind and texture; homogenous matter.
Uniform motion
,
the motion of a body when it passes over equal spaces in equal times; equable motion.
Hutton.

U′ni-form

,
Noun.
[F.
uniforme
. See
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
.
There are many things which, a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his
uniform
.
F. W. Robertson.
In full uniform
(Mil.)
,
wearing the whole of the prescribed uniform, with ornaments, badges of rank, sash, side arms, etc.
Uniform sword
,
an officer’s sword of the regulation pattern prescribed for the army or navy.

U′ni-form

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To clothe with a uniform;
as, to
uniform
a company of soldiers
.
2.
To make conformable.
[Obs.]
Sir P. Sidney.

Webster 1828 Edition


Uniform

U'NIFORM

a. [L. uniformis; unus, one, and forma, form.]
1.
Having always the same form or manner; not variable. Thus we say, the dress of the Asiatics is uniform, or has been uniform from early ages. so we say, it is the uty of a christian to observe a uniform course of piety and religion.
2.
Consistent with itself; not different; as, one's opinions on a particular subject have been uniform.
3.
Of the same form with others; consonant; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode.
How far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies, is doubted.
4.
Having the same degree or state; as uniform temperature.
Uniform motion. the motion of a body is uniform, when it passes over equal spaces in equal times.
Uniform matter, is that which is all of the same kind and texture.

Definition 2022


Uniform

Uniform

See also: uniform

Translingual

Symbol

Uniform

  1. The letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

German

Uniform

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːnifɔʁm/

Noun

Uniform f (genitive Uniform, plural Uniformen)

  1. uniform (distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group)

uniform

uniform

See also: Uniform

English

Adjective

uniform (comparative more uniform, superlative most uniform)

  1. Unvarying; all the same.
  2. Consistent; conforming to one standard.
    • 1593, Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, in 1830, The Ecclesiastical Polity and Other Works of Richard Hooker, page 313,
      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.
  3. (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  4. (of a polymer) Composed of a single macromolecular species.
  5. (geometry) (of a polyhedron) That is isogonal and whose faces are regular polygons; (of an n-dimensional (n>3) polytope) that is isogonal and whose bounding (n-1)-dimensional facets are uniform polytopes.

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Noun

The uniform worn by a soldier from the Luxembourg Army

uniform (plural uniforms)

  1. A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess:
      […] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.
    • F. W. Robertson
      There are many things which a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, Finland spreads word on schools”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30:
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. [] There are no inspectors, no exams until the age of 18, no school league tables, no private tuition industry, no school uniforms. []
  2. Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  3. A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
    • 1996, S. J. Rozan, Concourse, Macmillan, ISBN 0-312-95944-3, page 265,
      Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.
    • 2001, Christine Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld, Da Capo Press, ISBN 0-306-81012-3, page 113,
      Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. [] He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”
    • 2004, Will Christopher Baer, Penny Dreadful, MacAdam/Cage Publishing, ISBN 1-931561-81-8, page 81,
      Eyes to the front now and there was the body, a lump of black and brown. Moon counted three uniforms and a photographer, the medical examiner and his assistant.

Translations

Verb

uniform (third-person singular simple present uniforms, present participle uniforming, simple past and past participle uniformed)

  1. (transitive) To clothe in a uniform.
    • 1910, Robert W. Chambers, Ailsa Paige:
      You can't erect an army by uniforming and drilling a few hundred thousand clerks and farmers.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /yniˈfɔrm/

Noun

uniform n (plural uniformen, diminutive uniformpje n)

  1. Uniform; a distinctive outfit.

Adjective

uniform (comparative uniformer, superlative uniformst)

  1. Uniform.

Inflection

Inflection of uniform
uninflected uniform
inflected uniforme
comparative uniformer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial uniform uniformer het uniformst
het uniformste
indefinite m./f. sing. uniforme uniformere uniformste
n. sing. uniform uniformer uniformste
plural uniforme uniformere uniformste
definite uniforme uniformere uniformste
partitive uniforms uniformers

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

uniform m, f (definite singular uniforma or uniformen, indefinite plural uniformer, definite plural uniformene)

  1. a uniform

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

uniform f (definite singular uniforma, indefinite plural uniformer, definite plural uniformene)

  1. a uniform

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [uˈɲifɔrm]

Noun

uniform m inan

  1. (rare) uniform

Declension

Synonyms


Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin ūnifōrmis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌu.niˈform/

Adjective

uniform m, n (feminine singular uniformă, masculine plural uniformi, feminine and neuter plural uniforme)

  1. uniform

Declension

Related terms


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

uniform c

  1. Uniform; a distinctive outfit.

Declension

Inflection of uniform 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative uniform uniformen uniformer uniformerna
Genitive uniforms uniformens uniformers uniformernas