Meaning of UNIFORM in English


/ ˈjuːnɪfɔːm; NAmE -fɔːrm/ noun , adjective

■ noun

[ C , U ] the special set of clothes worn by all members of an organization or a group at work, or by children at school :

a military / police / nurse's uniform

soldiers in uniform

The hat is part of the school uniform .

Do you have to wear uniform ?

■ adjective

not varying; the same in all parts and at all times :

uniform rates of pay

The walls were a uniform grey.

Growth has not been uniform across the country.

uniform lines of terraced houses (= they all looked the same)

►  uni·form·ity / ˌjuːnɪˈfɔːməti; NAmE / noun [ U , sing. ]:

They tried to ensure uniformity across the different departments.

the drab uniformity of the houses

►  uni·form·ly adverb :

The principles were applied uniformly across all the departments.

The quality is uniformly high.

Pressure must be uniformly distributed over the whole surface.



mid 16th cent. (as an adjective): from French uniforme or Latin uniformis (see uni- , form ). The current sense of the noun dates from the mid 18th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.