from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive v. To form into a regiment.
- transitive v. To put into systematic order; systematize.
- transitive v. To subject to uniformity and rigid order.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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. To form soldiers into a regiment.
- v. To systematize, or put in rigid order.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.
- n. A region or district governed.
- n. A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.
- transitive v. To form into a regiment or into regiments.
- transitive v. To form into classified units or bodies; to systematize according to classes, districts or the like.
- transitive v. To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.
from The 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.
- To form into a regiment or into regiments with proper officers; hence, to organize: bring under a definite system of command, authority, or interdependence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)