Associations to the word «Regiment»


REGIMENT, noun. (military) A unit of armed troops under the command of an officer, and consisting of several smaller units; now specifically, usually composed of two or more battalions. [from 16th c.]
REGIMENT, noun. (now rare) (archaic) Rule or governance over a person, place etc.; government, authority. [from 14th c.]
REGIMENT, noun. (obsolete) The state or office of a ruler; rulership. [14th-17th c.]
REGIMENT, noun. (obsolete) Influence or control exercised by someone or something (especially a planet). [14th-17th c.]
REGIMENT, noun. (obsolete) A place under a particular rule; a kingdom or domain. [14th-17th c.]
REGIMENT, noun. (obsolete) (medicine) A regimen. [15th-19th c.]
REGIMENT, verb. (transitive) To form soldiers into a regiment.
REGIMENT, verb. (transitive) To systematize, or put in rigid order.

Dictionary definition

REGIMENT, noun. Army unit smaller than a division.
REGIMENT, verb. Subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization; "regiment one's children".
REGIMENT, verb. Form (military personnel) into a regiment.
REGIMENT, verb. Assign to a regiment; "regiment soldiers".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope