Definition of uniform in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnɪfɔːm/


1Remaining the same in all cases and at all times; unchanging in form or character: blocks of stone of uniform size
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  • Parliament has approved changes to the Tourism Act that will compel hotels, restaurants and resorts to charge Bulgarians and foreigners uniform prices.
  • Coordinating the activities of the States and advising them on matters relating to uniform administration of the Act and Rules.
  • Across 14 channels, it was amazing how uniform the behaviour pattern was.
constant, consistent, steady, invariable, unvarying, unfluctuating, unvaried, unchanging, unwavering, undeviating, stable, static, sustained, regular, fixed, even, equal, equable, monotonous
identical, matching, similar, equal;
same, alike, like, selfsame, homogeneous, consistent, corresponding, equivalent
1.1Of a similar form or character to another or others: a uniform package of amenities at a choice of hotels
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  • It'll take about a year to get the packages totally uniform across the country, says SVP-marketing Doug Seserman.
  • During that process, bottles are heated and cooled to strengthen and preshrink them, and to create uniform packages.
  • An agreement was reached to stick a uniform identifier on their products.
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.


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.
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.


[with object]
Make uniform: that’s the trouble with word processors—they uniform design


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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