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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

Etymologies

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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