uniform

adjective
uni·​form | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce uniform (audio) \

Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : having always the same form, manner, or degree : not varying or variable uniform procedures
2 : consistent in conduct or opinion uniform interpretation of laws
3 : of the same form with others : conforming to one rule or mode : consonant
4 : presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or color uniform red brick houses
5 : relating to or being convergence of a series whose terms are functions in such manner that the absolute value of the difference between the sum of the first n terms of the series and the sum of all terms can be made arbitrarily small for all values of the domain of the functions by choosing the nth term sufficiently far along in the series

uniform

verb
uniformed; uniforming; uniforms

Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to bring into uniformity
2 : to clothe with a uniform

uniform

noun

Definition of uniform (Entry 3 of 4)

: dress of a distinctive design or fashion worn by members of a particular group and serving as a means of identification broadly : distinctive or characteristic clothing

Uniform

communications code word

Definition of Uniform (Entry 4 of 4)

used as a code word for the letter u

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Other Words from uniform

Adjective

uniformly \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfȯrm-​lē How to pronounce uniformly (audio) , ˌyü-​nə-​ˈfȯrm-​ \ adverb
uniformness \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfȯrm-​nəs How to pronounce uniformness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for uniform

Synonyms: Adjective

even, invariant, steady, unchanging, undeviating, unvarying, unwavering

Synonyms: Noun

livery, outfit

Antonyms: Adjective

changing, deviating, nonuniform, unsteady, varying

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Examples of uniform in a Sentence

Adjective

The museum is kept at a uniform temperature to protect the artifacts. All departments have uniform training standards.

Noun

the band uniform was brown with red and white stripes
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

An effort by the 28-nation EU to adopt a uniform policy failed earlier this year. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "France and the U.S.: Heading for trade war over a tech tax?," 11 July 2019 This produces a kid of figure-eight motion and a more uniform end result. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "No more lumps: Let physics be your guide to making the perfect crepe," 28 June 2019 The Fixes: Bordeaux’s bicycle facilities do not follow a uniform consistency, which can confuse users. Copenhagenize Design Co., WIRED, "The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet, Ranked," 27 June 2019 Crayton noted the district’s discipline manual now explicitly states a child cannot be expelled from school for disrespect or willful disobedience, uniform violations or as a result of multiple suspensions. nola.com, "New Orleans schools seek better discipline process as expulsions drop but suspensions rise," 27 June 2019 Buzz60 More clothes and supplies Target's Cat & Jack brand, which launched in 2016, is adding dresses, sweaters, jumpers, shorts and polo shirts to its uniform line starting July 7. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Target kicks off back-to-school season with new clothes, college departments and more," 26 June 2019 If elected, her goal will be to replace every single voting machine with uniform federal machines with federal-level security, that the government will be responsible for paying for. Kynala Phillips, Essence, "Elizabeth Warren Releases New Plan To Strengthen Our Democracy And Make Voting Easier," 25 June 2019 Stop the madness One solution to this mess would be to require uniform prices by all providers to all purchasers. J.b. Silvers, The Conversation, "Health care price transparency: Fool’s gold, or real money in your pocket?," 24 June 2019 According to the Garden Dome Igloo’s description, the design maximizes airflow to keep a uniform temperature throughout and can handle up to 90 pounds of snow and winds up to 31 miles per hour. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Amazon is selling a $1,200 geodesic dome kit for your backyard," 21 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The model, actress, and designer also shared her go-to uniform for date night with her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski's Summer Style Muse Is Princess Diana," 17 Apr. 2019 Still, enforcement may not be uniform across the state until the federal regulations are clarified. . Meredith Clark, Marie Claire, "Is CBD Even Legal Where You Live?," 12 Apr. 2019 The simple combo has become a go-to uniform for the monarch, who opted for a graphic take by Hugo Boss for an awards ceremony and a soothing blue palette for a speech at IESE Business School. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia Is a Wardrobe Repeater in Her New Royal Uniform," 3 July 2018 When the players reconvene for training camp at the end of July, the striping will be once again be uniform across the locker room. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bengals Xtra: New helmets and a supplemental steal?," 10 June 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Skaggs honored All of the players and coaches in uniform wore a No. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, "Mookie Betts is example of baseball’s brand-new problem," 10 July 2019 On Tuesday, the Dodgers’ entire coaching staff was in uniform. Jorge Castillo, latimes.com, "All-Star Game: A night to remember for Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers, if not the result," 9 July 2019 While historians agree that Sampson served in uniform and spilled blood for her country, gaps in the account have long led some to wonder whether her tale had been romanticized and embellished — possibly even by her. New York Times, "The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army," 2 July 2019 To the individuals in uniform however, this Gold Cup could be deeply significant. Brian Straus, SI.com, "What Gold Cup Means to Berhalter, USMNT in Return to Competitive Play," 17 June 2019 Fuller, in full uniform, was the last person to take the stage Friday. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Bears unveil 1936 throwback uniform to commemorate their 100th season," 7 June 2019 Players participating in Sunday’s game will wear old-school uniforms, and there will be a chalkboard scoreboard and balls that are an inch larger in circumference and an ounce heavier than those used today. James Krause, Naperville Sun, "Vintage baseball played with 1858 rules takes the field Sunday at Naper Settlement's Hometown Picnic," 6 June 2019 On the cover, Davis is wearing a Pelicans uniform but folding his arms around a basketball to hide the team’s logo. Arash Markazi, latimes.com, "Lakers’ Anthony Davis breaks silence to talk LeBron James, L.A., No. 23 and titles," 1 July 2019 Harder played more games in a Tribe uniform than anyone, and is second to Bob Feller on the team's all-time wins list. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "1935: Cleveland hosts the 3rd All-Star Game - colorful characters, moments," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of uniform

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1748, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uniform

Adjective

Middle English uniforme, from Middle French, from Latin uniformis, from uni- + -formis -form

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More Definitions for uniform

uniform

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not varying or changing : staying the same at all times, in all places, or for all parts or members

uniform

noun

English Language Learners Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 2)

: a special kind of clothing that is worn by all the members of a group or organization (such as an army or team)

uniform

adjective
uni·​form | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce uniform (audio) \

Kids Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: always the same in form, manner, appearance, or degree throughout or over time a uniform temperature uniform procedures

Other Words from uniform

uniformly adverb The trees are uniformly spaced.

uniform

noun

Kids Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 2)

: special clothing worn by members of a particular group (as an army)

uniform

adjective
uni·​form

Legal Definition of uniform

: of, relating to, or based on a uniform act

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