- Military. a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units.
- Obsolete. government.
- to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.
- to form into a regiment or regiments.
- to assign to a regiment or group.
- to form into an organized group, usually for the purpose of rigid or complete control.
Origin of regiment
Related Wordsorderly, disciplined, rigid, controlled, ordered, organized, uniform, governed, strict, systematic
Examples from the Web for regimented
She just thinks that ideal life experience involves a regimented, specific schedule of studying and casual sex.The New Season of ‘Girls’ Is Just Good. Can We Handle That?
January 9, 2014
For Western parents, uncomfortable with the regimented recipe for child-rearing, the Indian way offers a path of compromise.If You Grow Up Indian-American, College Graduation Isn’t Enough
May 31, 2013
The road to the White House is neither orderly nor regimented.Newt Gingrich's Wife Callista's Prissy Style Problem
December 13, 2011
The regimented days of a hostage suddenly gave way to a disorienting and floating sort of freedom.A French Hero's Tale of Survival
September 21, 2010
In other countries, the militia has not only been exercised, but regimented.
If I'm regimented, I should at least like to know in whose service it is?Wyandotte
James Fenimore Cooper
This sounded strange to the American, accustomed to have Germany referred to as the most regimented of nations.Six Major Prophets
Edwin Emery Slosson
But a nation cannot exist 90% slave—or 90% regimented—because every degree of order multiplies the power of disorder.Proclaim Liberty!
They raised twelve companies, which they regimented under the command of Gustavus Hamilton, whom they chose for their governor.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.
- a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions
- a large number in regular or organized groupsregiments of beer bottles
- to force discipline or order on, esp in a domineering manner
- to organize into a regiment or regiments
- to form into organized groups
- to assign to a regiment
Word Origin and History for regimented
late 14c., "government, rule, control," from Old French regiment "government, rule" (14c.), from Late Latin regimentum "rule, direction," from Latin regere "to rule" (see regal). Meaning "unit of an army" first recorded 1570s (originally the reference was to permanent organization and discipline), from French. The exact number in the unit varies over time and place.
"to form into a regiment," 1610s, from regiment (n.). General sense of "organize systematically" is from 1690s. Related: Regimented; regimenting.