uniform

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin una (one) +‎ -form

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Japanese schoolgirls wearing school uniforms.

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Adjective[edit]

uniform (comparative more uniform, superlative most uniform)

  1. Unvarying; all the same.
  2. Consistent; conforming to one standard.
    • Hooker
      The only doubt is [] how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies.
  3. (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence

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Noun[edit]

The uniform worn by a soldier from the Luxembourg Army

uniform (plural uniforms)

  1. A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, The China Governess[1]:
      ‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.
    • F. W. Robertson
      There are many things which a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30: 
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. [] There are no inspectors, no exams until the age of 18, no school league tables, no private tuition industry, no school uniforms. […]
  2. Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  3. A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
    • 1996, S. J. Rozan, Concourse,[2] Macmillan, ISBN 0-312-95944-3, page 265,
      Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.
    • 2001, Christine Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld,[3] Da Capo Press, ISBN 0-306-81012-3, page 113,
      Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. [] He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”
    • 2004, Will Christopher Baer, Penny Dreadful,[4] MacAdam/Cage Publishing, ISBN 1-931561-81-8, page 81,
      Eyes to the front now and there was the body, a lump of black and brown. Moon counted three uniforms and a photographer, the medical examiner and his assistant.

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Verb[edit]

uniform (third-person singular simple present uniforms, present participle uniforming, simple past and past participle uniformed)

  1. (transitive) To clothe in a uniform.
    • 1910, Robert W. Chambers, Ailsa Paige[5]:
      You can't erect an army by uniforming and drilling a few hundred thousand clerks and farmers.

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

uniform n (plural uniformen, diminutive uniformpje n)

  1. Uniform; a distinctive outfit.

Adjective[edit]

uniform (comparative uniformer, superlative uniformst)

  1. Uniform.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

uniform m, f (definite singular uniforma or uniformen, indefinite plural uniformer, definite plural uniformene)

  1. a uniform

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

uniform f (definite singular uniforma, indefinite plural uniformer, definite plural uniformene)

  1. a uniform

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

uniform m

  1. (rare) uniform

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin uniformis

Adjective[edit]

uniform mn nom/acc forms

  1. uniform

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Swedish[edit]

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uniform c

  1. Uniform; a distinctive outfit.

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