Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “uniform”

See all translations

uniform

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/ us    /-fɔːrm/
A2 a particular set of clothes that has to be worn by the members of the same organization or group of people: military/school uniform a nurse's uniform I love a man in uniform!
Compare
[C] a type of clothes that is connected with a particulary group of people: Photographs show him wearing the scruffy T-shirt and jeans that were the student's uniform of the time.
More examples
uniformed
adjective uk   /-fɔːmd/ us    /-fɔːrmd/
uniformed officers/police/soldiers

uniform

adjective uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/ us    /-fɔːrm/
the same; not changing or different in any way: As in so many offices that you see, the walls and furniture are a uniform grey. Small businesses are demanding that they receive uniform treatment from the banks.
uniformity
noun [U] uk   /ˌjuː.nɪˈfɔː.mɪ.ti/ us    /-ˈfɔːr.mə.t̬i/
uniformly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Critics were uniformly enthusiastic about the production.
(Definition of uniform from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of uniform?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “uniform” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More