Definition of uniform in English:

uniform

Line breaks: uni|form
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnɪfɔːm
 
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adjective

  • 2Denoting a garment forming part of a person’s uniform: black uniform jackets
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    • Once he had his jacket and uniform shirt taken off, he sat down on his bed.
    • She opened his charred shirt to see that he had trumpets, a Fire Captain's insignia, on the lapel of his white uniform shirt.
    • I was slightly paranoid about sheer shirts of any kind, so I wore a camisole under the uniform shirt.

noun

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  • 1The distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization or body or by children attending certain schools: airline pilots in dark blue uniforms [mass noun]: an officer in uniform
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    • It managed a multitude of critical supply requirements, including desert camouflage uniforms and body armor for deploying soldiers.
    • In addition to suits, the new coating could be applied to hospital garments, sportswear, military uniforms and rain coats.
    • Along with olive drab uniforms and combat boots, these could go to everyone upon enlistment.
    Synonyms
    costume, livery, regalia, habit, suit, dress, garb, attire, ensemble, outfit; regimentals, colours, garments, trappings
    informal get-up, rig, gear, togs
    formal apparel
    literary raiment
    archaic vestments
  • 1.1 informal , chiefly North American A police officer wearing a uniform: uniforms were already on the scene
  • 2A code word representing the letter U, used in radio communication.

verb

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  • Make uniform: that’s the trouble with word processors—they uniform design

Derivatives

uniformly

adverb
[as submodifier]: the press were almost uniformly hostile
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  • The West German press reaction was uniformly hostile, though to France and not to Kohl.
  • It is now uniformly tasteful and consistent - in fact, a triumph of good taste.
  • An electric field was applied uniformly throughout the system to all mobile atoms.

Origin

mid 16th century (as an adjective): from French uniforme or Latin uniformis (see uni-, form). Sense 1 of the noun dates from the mid 18th century.

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