[ yoo-nuh-fawrm ]
/ ˈyu nəˌfɔrm /



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.

verb (used with object)

to make uniform or standard.
to clothe in or furnish with a uniform.

Origin of uniform

1530–40; < Latin ūnifōrmis (adj.), equivalent to ūni- uni- + -fōrmis -form

Related forms

u·ni·form·ly, adverbu·ni·form·ness, nounnon·u·ni·form, adjectiveself-u·ni·form, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uniform (1 of 2)


/ (ˈjuːnɪˌfɔːm) /



unchanging in form, quality, quantity, etc; regulara uniform surface
identical; alike or likea line of uniform toys

verb (tr)

to fit out (a body of soldiers, etc) with uniforms
to make uniform

Derived Forms

uniformly, adverbuniformness, noun

Word Origin for uniform

C16: from Latin ūniformis, from ūnus one + forma shape

British Dictionary definitions for uniform (2 of 2)


/ (ˈjuːnɪˌfɔːm) /


communications a code word for the letter u

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