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

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Some policymakers, including Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, have argued that the licensing process should be more uniform and strict. Josh Koehn, SFChronicle.com, "Hidden guns, bodyguards and a DA raid on the Santa Clara County sheriff," 14 Sep. 2019 The fabric is silky and fluid, making everything outfit look sleek and uniform — and no panty lines for the win. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Does Kim Kardashian's Shapewear Line Live Up to the Hype? 12 PEOPLE Editors Tried It to Find Out," 10 Sep. 2019 As the sport evolved, a more uniform but still formal style of dress started to form for women. Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Time, "The Surprising—and Sometimes Troubling—History of Tennis Clothes," 5 Sep. 2019 With a few swirls, the majority of the foam blends into the rest of the drink for a more uniform consistency. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "We try Starbucks’ new pumpkin cream cold brew. (Spoiler: We like it)," 28 Aug. 2019 Although those numbers may appear small, Itim and other advocates say the process is humiliating, demoralizing, unnecessary and undertaken with no clear or uniform standard for validating a person’s Jewishness . Marcy Oster, sun-sentinel.com, "Rabbis are making it harder for Israeli immigrants to prove they’re Jewish, study says," 24 July 2019 The resulting fixation is more uniform and drastically faster than traditional methods. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, "Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?," 2 July 2019 The containers are often too small to supply the consistent and uniform moisture needed for calcium uptake by the roots. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Easter lily bulbs can be left in container or transplanted," 29 June 2019 The situation frustrated lawmakers from those states, including Rep. Bill Pascrell (D., N.J.), a Ways and Means member who had been pushing for that relief and who now favors a more uniform approach to disaster tax breaks. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "After Scattered Efforts, Congress Weighs Blanket Tax Breaks for Disaster Victims," 20 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 Peoples-Jones has yet to be in uniform for a game this season. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Will Michigan football's Donovan Peoples-Jones return this week? Jim Harbaugh 'not sure'," 16 Sep. 2019 From August 2010 until March 2014, his final years in uniform, Mattis headed U.S. Central Command and oversaw the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other military operations in the Middle East. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "James Mattis on Why Call Sign Chaos Isn't a Political Book About the Trump Administration," 14 Sep. 2019 The redshirt freshman was in uniform but never threw a pass in either early work or warm-ups. Nathan Baird, cleveland.com, "Ohio State football takes dominance on the road to Indiana in 51-10 victory," 14 Sep. 2019 The recruits went upstairs to the locker room and changed into blue uniforms. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Inside the Fire Academy, Part II: Who will survive the Grinder?," 5 Sep. 2019 Folks still frequent the cabaret, relaxing with cocktails or champagne, but the audience is dotted with German officers, in uniform, and the entertainment features an actor masked as a cartoon Jew, who lurches offstage to much applause. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Hour of Reckoning Descends in “Mr. Klein”," 30 Aug. 2019 Such displays violate military regulations designed to enforce political neutrality in uniform. Anchorage Daily News, "Top general defends troops amid partisan behavior of some in ‘very politically turbulent time’," 29 Aug. 2019 John Gee, an Army veteran, was one of dozens of people who slipped into a Union uniform. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Fort Point hosts Civil War reenactment in San Francisco," 17 Aug. 2019 What could be most interesting is if all players are healthy, would Udonis be in uniform at the expense of, say, KZ Okpala, Kendrick Nunn or Duncan Robinson? Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Will there be a Haslem farewell tour?," 10 Aug. 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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5 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for uniform

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

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More Definitions for uniform

uniform

adjective
How to pronounce Uniform (audio)

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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