American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A military unit of ground troops consisting of at least two battalions, usually commanded by a colonel.
- n. A large group of people.
- v. To form into a regiment.
- v. To put into systematic order; systematize.
- v. To subject to uniformity and rigid order.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rule; government; authority.
- n. A district ruled; a kingdom.
- n. Rule of diet; regimen.
- n. Milit., a body of soldiers, consisting of one or more battalions of infantry, or of several squadrons of cavalry, commanded by a colonel, or of a certain division of artillery. It is the largest permanent association of soldiers, and the third subdivision of an army-corps, several regiments constituting a brigade, and several brigades a division. These combinations are, however, temporary, while in the regiment the same officers serve continuously, and in command of the same bodies of men. The strength of a regiment may vary greatly, as any regiment may comprise any number of battalions. The organization of the British Royal Artillery is anomalous, the whole body forming one regiment. In 1880 it comprised nearly 35,000 officers and men, distributed in 30 brigades, each of which is as large as an ordinary regiment. In the United States service the full strength of cavalry regiments is about 1,200 each; of artillery, about 600; of infantry, 500; but these numbers are subject to inevitable variations. Abbreviated regt.
- To form into a regiment or into regiments with proper officers; hence, to organize: bring under a definite system of command, authority, or interdependence.
- n. military An army unit, larger than a company, but smaller than a division, consisting of at least two battalions, normally commanded by a colonel. Traditionally, multiple regiments are organized into brigades or divisions.
- v. transitive To form soldiers into a regiment.
- v. transitive To systematize, or put in rigid order.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.
- n. obsolete A region or district governed.
- n. (Mil.) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.
- v. To form into a regiment or into regiments.
- v. To form into classified units or bodies; to systematize according to classes, districts or the like.
- v. To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.
- n. army unit smaller than a division
- v. assign to a regiment
- v. subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization
- v. form (military personnel) into a regiment
- Middle English, government, rule, from Old French, from Late Latin regimentum, rule, from Latin regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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