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

Other Words from uniform

Adjective

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for uniform

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Congress could create uniform federal rules but so far has shown no interest in doing so. James S. Hirsch, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Having uniform rules, laws and everything that goes with it. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 4 May 2022 The move came only after state lawmakers passed laws to neuter the NCAA's power, and with Congress unwilling to provide federal protection, the NCAA has been unable to regulate NIL activity with uniform rules — leading to fresh criticism. CBS News, 26 Apr. 2022 The new bill would also supersede local eviction moratoriums and establish more uniform rules for when evictions can start. Hannah Wileystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 The school staff, which said the students were defying uniform rules, remained unmoved. Sheikh Saaliq, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2022 Interestingly, the site's Twitter account posted that the Cardinals could be working on a uniform change, which would be welcome news to many fans. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 9 Dec. 2021 Several Hooters employees have voiced their criticisms online about the new, extremely short shorts the company recently implemented — and one woman was able to convince the Hooters CEO to reverse the uniform change. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Reno/Tahoe Reuters reported that male flight attendants will also see a uniform change. Wyatte Grantham-philips, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The performers are splendid, uniform in their commitment and expressiveness. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2022 Both are averaging 16 points per game in a Mavericks uniform this season, and both have shown an ability to find success against the meager Jazz perimeter defense. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Apr. 2022 To maintain a strong brand, Gerst reminds marketers to keep colors, fonts, and graphics uniform across all video content. Henry Devries, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Basketball had been an escape, the white Falcons uniform a suit of armor for a team shaping up to have its best season ever. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Holding 10 years of major league service time, Jordan Lyles is a former first-round draft pick who arrived in the majors at 20 years old and is wearing his seventh big league uniform this spring with the Orioles. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 27 Mar. 2022 When the dressing is warmed through and uniform, pour it over the spinach salad and toss to coat. Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2022 But uniform opposition from Republicans and at least one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, prevented them from passing the Build Back Better Act and, therefore, extending the child tax credit. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 16 Feb. 2022 Some Cardinals uniform speculation has been rekindled with the speculation surrounding quarterback Kyler Murray. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 15 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Officers wear their police uniform and bike helmet, and some may don a reflective yellow vest, all which is trying to set an example for other cyclists. cleveland, 16 May 2022 For example, in Feb. 2021, a volunteer escort at EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, saw a police officer—in uniform and carrying his gun—protesting outside the clinic. Garnet Henderson, ELLE, 6 May 2022 Earlier Wednesday, James, wearing his red prison uniform and shackles, stood behind his mother, Doris Strong, as Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle detailed a 90-page motion her office filed asking for the conviction to be vacated. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2022 Earlier Wednesday, James, wearing his red prison uniform and shackles, stood behind his mother, Doris Strong, as Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle detailed a 90-page motion her office filed asking for the conviction to be vacated. Freida Frisaro, Sun Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2022 Earlier Wednesday, James, wearing his red prison uniform and shackles, stood behind his mother, Doris Strong, as Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle detailed a 90-page motion her office filed asking for the conviction to be vacated. CBS News, 27 Apr. 2022 The mother-son duo posed on the football field — Bryce dressed in his football uniform and Ree, like any adoring parent on their college kid's campus, donned a University of North Texas baseball cap. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 Brown had a sideline dispute with coaches and teammates and took off his equipment, uniform and pads and ran off the field during a game against the New York Jets. oregonlive, 3 Jan. 2022 Two senior enlisted sailors who served on the Bonhomme Richard with Mays testified Tuesday the young sailor had a reputation on the ship as someone with a bad attitude who often found himself in trouble for uniform and grooming infractions. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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The first known use of uniform was in the 15th century

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29 May 2022

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“Uniform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniform. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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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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