Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying.
  • adjective Being the same as or consonant with another or others.
  • noun A distinctive set of clothing intended to identify the members of a specific group.
  • transitive verb To make (something) uniform.
  • transitive verb To provide or dress with a uniform.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having always the same form, manner, or degree; not varying or variable; unchanging; consistent; equable; homogenous
  • adjective Of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant.
  • adjective that which is all of the same kind and texture; homogenous matter.
  • adjective the motion of a body when it passes over equal spaces in equal times; equable motion.
  • transitive verb To clothe with a uniform.
  • transitive verb obsolete To make conformable.
  • noun 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.
  • noun (Mil.) wearing the whole of the prescribed uniform, with ornaments, badges of rank, sash, side arms, etc.
  • noun an officer's sword of the regulation pattern prescribed for the army or navy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unvarying; all the same.
  • adjective Consistent; conforming to one standard.
  • adjective mathematics with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  • noun A distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group.
  • noun Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • noun A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
  • verb transitive To clothe in a uniform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not differentiated
  • noun clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
  • verb provide with uniforms
  • adjective the same throughout in structure or composition
  • adjective evenly spaced
  • adjective always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ūnifōrmis : ūni-, uni- + fōrma, shape.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin una ("one") + forma ("form")

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