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

Residences are perfectly uniform with their grey cedar shingles. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... The Wauwinet," 9 Aug. 2019 Crisp white walls and hardwood floors are uniform throughout. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "You Can Now Buy Meghan Markle’s Former L.A. Home—for $1.8 Million!," 5 Aug. 2019 Instead of diffusing evenly like a gas in a room until the density is uniform throughout, the two chemicals diffuse at different rates, which causes them to form distinct patches with differing chemical compositions. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate," 30 July 2018 The department currently has about 1,950 uniform fire employees, including trainees. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Dallas' ambulance response times lag far behind national standard," 6 Aug. 2019 As our nation once again mourns the lost lives of too many and the lives of those ruined forever, action must be taken at the federal level to secure uniform gun laws that are applied in all 50 states. Bill Monning, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton shootings demand a response," 5 Aug. 2019 Pomeranz en route The hope was veteran Drew Pomeranz, who was acquired from the San Francisco Giants along with Ray Black, would be in uniform Thursday. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In midst of 'incredible' minor-league season, Trent Grisham will make Brewers debut Thursday," 31 July 2019 Thirteen players from 2018 are changing their uniform numbers this season. oregonlive.com, "More than a dozen at Oregon State football change their jersey numbers for 2019," 31 July 2019 What’s needed are uniform chargemasters that accurately reflect average prices. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Insured price: $2,758. Cash price: $521. Could our healthcare system be any dumber?," 30 July 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

Yesterday, Romeo Hunte’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection fuzed together two popular markets, streetwear and business attire to create an orthodox uniform. Nandi Howard, Essence, "NYFW: Romeo Hunte Spring/Summer 2020 Was An Integration Of Business Attire And Streetwear," 9 Sep. 2019 Dyer, Heaton, and Williams all wore school uniform-inspired looks at the show. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Met Stranger Things at Thom Browne's NYFW Show," 8 Sep. 2019 Like Washington’s uniform or Jefferson’s desk, Trump’s bogus map embodies the man. Eugene Robinson, The Mercury News, "Robinson: Trump’s bogus map embodies the man," 6 Sep. 2019 The Browns announced that the Color Rush uniform will be their primary look for six home games in 2019. Scott Patsko, cleveland.com, "Browns make Color Rush uniforms their main home look, are you happy now? (poll)," 4 Sep. 2019 Classic uniforms from Wendy’s and McDonald’s dress up mannequins. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Time is running out to take a bite out of Miami’s burger museum," 3 Sep. 2019 But even in industries where pinstripes and pencil-skirt suits or uniforms remain the norm, there’s increasing evidence that employers are willing to loosen their proverbial neckties. Michelle Cheng, Quartz at Work, "Half of US companies still don’t allow casual dress at work," 29 Aug. 2019 Buttons from uniforms worn by soldiers in Napoleon’s army were recently uncovered in Lithuania. Fox News, "Mysterious one-legged skeleton discovered in Russia may be Napoleon’s favorite general," 29 Aug. 2019 The joy the boys experience at receiving team spirit wear or new uniforms is quite the sight. Melanie Laughman, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati high school football coaches: 'It gets to your soul, the things you see'," 28 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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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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