wearing a uniform.

Origin of uniformed

First recorded in 1805–15; uniform + -ed3
Related formsun·u·ni·formed, adjective




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.

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 formsu·ni·form·ly, adverbu·ni·form·ness, nounnon·u·ni·form, adjectiveself-u·ni·form, noun
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Examples from the Web for uniformed

Contemporary Examples of uniformed

Historical Examples of uniformed

  • There seemed to be no one moving about the place, not even a uniformed attendant.

  • What did she think he was—a fool, a loafer, a uniformed nonentity?

  • But a uniformed figure which stood at the foot of the ladder stopped him.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • He beckoned to a uniformed constable who was pacing the other side of the road.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • Under the escort of a uniformed inspector, Grell was brought in.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

British Dictionary definitions for uniformed



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

verb (tr)

to fit out (a body of soldiers, etc) with uniforms
to make uniform
Derived Formsuniformly, adverbuniformness, noun

Word Origin for uniform

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



communications a code word for the letter u
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Word Origin and History for uniformed



1530s, "of one form," from Middle French uniforme (14c.), from Latin uniformis "having one form," from uni- "one" (see uni-) + forma "form" (see form). Related: Uniformly.



"distinctive clothes worn by one group," 1748, from French uniforme, from the adjective (see uniform (adj.)).

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