- identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment: uniform spelling; a uniform building code.
- without variations in detail: uniform output; a uniform surface.
- constant; unvarying; undeviating: uniform kindness; uniform velocity.
- constituting part of a uniform: to be issued uniform shoes.
- Mathematics. occurring in a manner independent of some variable, parameter, function, etc.: a uniform bound.
- an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter U.
- to make uniform or standard.
- to clothe in or furnish with a uniform.
Origin of uniform
Related Words for uniformhomogeneous, reliable, inflexible, orderly, rigid, systematic, identical, gown, regalia, attire, garb, costume, suit, robe, dress, khaki, even, invariable, ordered, ossified
Examples from the Web for uniform
Contemporary Examples of uniform
His uniform was too tight and was wrapped around his doughy body like cellophane.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
De Merode is hundreds of miles from his wife and daughters, encircled by hostile forces, a target on the back of his uniform.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
Sergei was wearing his uniform off-duty when I met him: a khaki t-shirt and a pair of army surplus pants.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
Her uniform—strapless white bra, blue jeans, suspenders, and fiery red mohawk—evokes the era of Desperately Seeking Susan.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva
October 20, 2014
In or out of uniform his motion is languid, his voice relaxed and mellifluous, his movements deliberate, confident.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Historical Examples of uniform
The hearth bore a uniform appearance, and did not seem to have been tampered with.Brave and Bold
These laws are general and their administration should be uniform and equal.
She was young and strong, and surely a pair of willing hands—that was absurd about the uniform.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He has marched with his fellows to the dept, and got his uniform and arms.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Make it so's he can wear his uniform and a cocked hat and a sword.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- a prescribed identifying set of clothes for the members of an organization, such as soldiers or schoolchildren
- a single set of such clothes
- a characteristic feature or fashion of some class or group
- informal a police officer who wears a uniform
- unchanging in form, quality, quantity, etc; regulara uniform surface
- identical; alike or likea line of uniform toys
- to fit out (a body of soldiers, etc) with uniforms
- to make uniform
Word Origin for uniform
- communications a code word for the letter u
"distinctive clothes worn by one group," 1748, from French uniforme, from the adjective (see uniform (adj.)).