Meaning of UNIFORM in English


I. ˈyünəˌfȯrm adjective

( sometimes -er/-est )

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

1. : marked by lack of variation, diversity, change in form, manner, worth, or degree : showing a single form, degree, or character in all occurrences or manifestations

the Shasta dam … will keep the flow of the Sacramento relatively uniform throughout the year — American Guide Series: California

Great Russian itself has dialects, though generally speaking for so widespread a language it is remarkably uniform — W.J.Entwhistle & W.A.Morison

2. : marked by complete conformity to a rule or pattern or by similarity in salient detail or practice : consonant , alike

how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies — Richard Hooker

3. : marked by unvaried and changeless appearance (as of surface, color, or pattern)

so many uniform red hills — Willa Cather

4. : consistent in conduct, character, or effect : lacking in variation, deviation, or unequal or dissimilar operation

the constitution has conferred on Congress the right to establish a uniform rule of naturalization — R.B.Taney

Synonyms: see like , steady

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

1. : to bring into uniformity

2. : to clothe with a uniform

uniform soldiers in khaki

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: French uniforme, from uniforme, adjective

1. : dress of a distinctive design or fashion adopted by or prescribed for members of a particular group (as an armed service, an order, or a social or work group) and serving as a means of identification

the blue uniform of the navy

a school uniform

the gang's uniform of blue jeans and red caps

2. : a garment or outfit of a widely copied style or prescribed design

her usual uniform of white gloves with a tailored suit

- out of uniform


Usage: usually capitalized

— a communications code word for the letter u

V. adjective

: 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 n th term sufficiently far along in the series

• uniformly adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.