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Meaning of REGIMENT

Pronunciation:  [n]'rejumunt, [v]'reju`ment, 'reju`ment

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  army unit smaller than a division
  2. [v]  assign to a regiment, of soldiers
  3. [v]  subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization; "regiment one's children"
  4. [v]  form into a regiment, of military personnel

REGIMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: army unit, assign, battalion, command, control, delegate, depute, designate, form, organise, organize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Reg"i*ment\, v. t.
    To form into classified units or bodies; to systematize
    according to classes, districts or the like.
          The people are organized or regimented into bodies, and
          special functions are relegated to the several units.
                                                   --J. W.
  2. \Reg"i*ment\ (-ment), n. [F. r['e]giment a regiment of
    men, OF. also government, L. regimentum government, fr.
    regere to guide, rule. See {Regimen}.]
    1. Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.
       [Obs.] --Spenser. ``Regiment of health.'' --Bacon.
             But what are kings, when regiment is gone, But
             perfect shadows in a sunshine day?    --Marlowe.
             The law of nature doth now require of necessity some
             kind of regiment.                     --Hocker.
    2. A region or district governed. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    3. (Mil.) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery,
       commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of
       companies, usually ten.
    Note: In the British army all the artillery are included in
          one regiment, which (reversing the usual practice) is
          divided into brigades.
    {Regiment of the line} (Mil.), a regiment organized for
       general service; -- in distinction from those (as the Life
       Guards) whose duties are usually special. [Eng.]
  3. \Reg"i*ment\ (-m?nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regimented};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Regimenting}.]
    To form into a regiment or into regiments. --Washington.