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Definition of "regiment" []

  • A military unit of ground troops consisting of at least two battalions, usually commanded by a colonel. (noun)
  • A large group of people. (noun)
  • To form into a regiment. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into systematic order; systematize. (verb-transitive)
  • To subject to uniformity and rigid order. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "regiment" in a sentence
  • "The Legion was therefore not equivalent to what we call a regiment, inasmuch as it contained troops of all arms, infantry, cavalry, and, when military engines were extensively employed, artillery also."
  • "Army Cavalry regiment is a mechanized and not aviation unit."
  • "The artillery support for this regiment is called light … which means 57mm field guns, firing over open sights."