American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying.
- adj. Conforming to one principle, standard, or rule; consistent.
- adj. Being the same as or consonant with another or others.
- adj. Unvaried in texture, color, or design.
- n. A distinctive outfit intended to identify those who wear it as members of a specific group.
- n. One set of such an outfit.
- v. To make (something) uniform.
- v. To provide or dress with a uniform.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having always the same form; not changing in shape, appearance, character, etc.; in general, not variable; unchanging.
- Not varying in degree or rate; equable; invariable: as, a uniform heat; a uniform motion (that is, the motion of a body when it passes over equal spaces in equal times).
- Having only one character throughout; homogeneous.
- Consistent at all times; not different.
- Not different at different times or places: applicable to all places, or to all divisions of a country: as, a uniform tax; a uniform bankruptcy law.
- Of the same appearance, pattern, or style.
- Of the same form or character with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode.
- n. A dress of the same kind, fabrics, fashion, or general appearance as others worn by the members of the same body, whether military, naval, or any other, by which the members may be recognized as belonging to the particular body: opposed to plain clothes, or ordinary civil dress: as, the uniform of a soldier, a sailor, or a policeman.
- To make uniform; reduce to uniformity.
- To clothe with or as if with a uniform.
- adj. Unvarying; all the same.
- adj. Consistent; conforming to one standard.
- adj. mathematics with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
- n. A distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group.
- n. Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
- n. A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
- v. transitive To clothe in a uniform.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having always the same form, manner, or degree; not varying or variable; unchanging; consistent; equable; homogenous.
- adj. Of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant.
- n. 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.
- v. To clothe with a uniform.
- v. obsolete To make conformable.
- adj. not differentiated
- n. clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
- v. provide with uniforms
- adj. the same throughout in structure or composition
- adj. evenly spaced
- adj. always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences
- Latin una ("one") + forma ("form") (Wiktionary)
- Latin ūnifōrmis : ūni-, uni- + fōrma, shape. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A uniform rod '(it is a marvellous act of mercy that the examiner invented it _uniform_; it is strange that its thickness did not vary in some complicated manner, and become a veritable birch-rod!)' of length”
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“We call its motion a uniform translation (uniform because it is of constant velocity and direction, translation because although the carriage changes its position relative to the embankment yet it does not rotate in so doing).”
“Such curves are constructed by taking a small piece and observing and recording the temperature of the mass at uniform intervals of time during a _uniform_ heating or cooling.”
“For example, I do not think even Bryan would agree to allow unfettered immigration of men in uniform from a country with which we are at war.”
“The popular image of a southern soldier in uniform is a myth, which is ironic because cotton was produced in the south, but it turns out you need northern industry to have made southern uniforms.”
“Support the men and women in uniform is not just words and flag-waving and pride when some enemy target is destroyed.”
“And when you can pay billions for fleets of subs and stealth B-2's, I think the cost of even a million reliable rifles for America's men in uniform is a drop in the bucket.”
“Saying ‘thank you’ to someone in uniform is not offensive; questioning a veterans service certainly is.”
“The number of Iraqis in uniform is said to be about 140,000" - Wash Times, 12/8/03”
“Does the word "uniform" lock the states out of making policy on immigration?”
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