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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v regiment assign to a regiment "regiment soldiers"
    • v regiment subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization "regiment one's children"
    • v regiment form (military personnel) into a regiment
    • n regiment army unit smaller than a division
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Regiment (Mil) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.
    • Regiment A region or district governed.
    • Regiment Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen. "Regiment of health.""But what are kings, when regiment is gone,
      But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?"
      "The law of nature doth now require of necessity some kind of regiment ."
    • Regiment To form into a regiment or into regiments.
    • Regiment 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."
    • Regiment To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n regiment Rule; government; authority.
    • n regiment A district ruled; a kingdom.
    • n regiment Rule of diet; regimen.
    • n regiment Milit., a body of soldiers, consisting of one or more battalions of infantry, or of several squadrons of cavalry, commanded by a colonel, or of a certain division of artillery. It is the largest permanent association of soldiers, and the third subdivision of an army-corps, several regiments constituting a brigade, and several brigades a division. These combinations are, however, temporary, while in the regiment the same officers serve continuously, and in command of the same bodies of men. The strength of a regiment may vary greatly, as any regiment may comprise any number of battalions. The organization of the British Royal Artillery is anomalous, the whole body forming one regiment. In 1880 it comprised nearly 35,000 officers and men, distributed in 30 brigades, each of which is as large as an ordinary regiment. In the United States service the full strength of cavalry regiments is about 1,200 each; of artillery, about 600; of infantry, 500; but these numbers are subject to inevitable variations. Abbreviated regt.
    • regiment To form into a regiment or into regiments with proper officers; hence, to organize: bring under a definite system of command, authority, or interdependence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Regiment rej′i-ment a body of soldiers constituting the largest permanent unit, commanded by a colonel: rule
    • v.t Regiment to form into a regiment: to organise
    • Regiment the uniform of a regiment
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  • Christopher Marlowe
    “Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    “In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind -- he found it less exciting.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
    “What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. régiment, a regiment of men, OF. also government, L. regimentum, government, fr. regere, to guide, rule. See Regimen


In literature:

Mr. Seward promenading the President from regiment to regiment, from camp to camp, or rather showing up the President and himself.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Thus the army on a peace footing consisted of seventy-six infantry regiments (228 battalions), twenty-seven regiments of cavalry.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
A regiment of tenderfeet was just taffy for those fellows.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
He had, in the meantime, been promoted to the colonelcy of his regiment.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
A few days after our arrival at Camp Oregon, we were joined by the men who belonged to our regiment from other States.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
No lieutenant-colonel of a West India regiment can ever see the whole of his regiment together.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
I don't mean before you go away from here, but before you go out to join your regiment, wherever that may be.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
The Sixth was the first regiment of the brigade and A was the first battery of the regiment.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
One Georgia regiment has 1200, and a South Carolina regiment that went up this morning 1000 men.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Lieutenant Reimers had reported himself to the colonel of the regiment and to the major.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein

In poetry:

Sometimes they come in regiments,
By tens, by fives, by twos,
And sometimes even only one,
But yet the heart is due.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Tis Sesostris, lord of nations,
Victor of three continents,
Visiting the celebrations,
Priests, and pomps, and regiments.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Workers of the world, uniting
Thats the way to lose your chains.
Mighty regiments now are fighting
That no tyranny remains!
"Solidarity Song" by Bertolt Brecht
Was old enough to be a bride;
Had some accomplishments beside;
Could swear and kick, and scold at will;
Yet entertain a regiment still.
"The Parrish Wedding" by William Hutton
Es machte das Regiment wohl manchen Sturm
In Serbien, in Frankreich, am Roten Turm.
Doch die Taten von Tirol vergißt es nie
Von Dir, Leutnant Rauscher,
Und der ersten Kompagnie
"Unsere Rauscher" by Anonymous European
"A lovely girl!" "Is that so? Where?" "Beside the window there."
"By Jove! I'd like to know her. She is divinely fair!"
Then both a little thoughtfully move on with some regret,
And now the entire regiment the lovely girl has met;
"The Kiss To The Flag" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

A sentimental photograph of members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat team has been returned to the Maui family of a late Japanese-American World War II veteran.
Rick Brown, Lindsay's dad, is heading up the Regiment 's fundraising campaign.
The Timber Creek Regiment will be practicing all day, five days a week during their two-week band camp before school starts.
101st Illinois Infantry Regiment .
Bearcat Regiment earns 16th straight Division I rating.
Volunteers from South Carolina, Tennessee, and Massachusetts filled the first authorized Black regiments .
The 24th Infantry Regiment was organized on November 1, 1869 from the 38th and 41st Infantry Regiments .
The regiment 's men were black.
Defending it were 1,300 men from the 51st and 31st North Carolina Regiments as well as several companies of South Carolina artillerymen.
The casualty quota of the Twenty-Third was, if not high enough to rank it among the 20 or so Northern regiments suffering the highest rate of battlefield deaths, sufficiently high to place it on a select list of 300 fighting regiments .
First Kansas Colored Regiment .
The Daughter of the Regiment .
Fallen Soldier's Ranger Regiment to Return to East Texas.
Gen Deborah Ashenhurst addresses the Ohio Army National Guard's Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, at Faith Family Church during their send off in December 2011.
The 25-year-old who served with 3 Medical Regiment became the third British servicewoman to be killed in Afghanistan since the conflict began in the country more than a decade ago.

In science:

Both types of disorder break translational symmetry and prevent the formation of minibands, as occurs in regimented arrays of quantum dots.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
Electronic states in highly regimented QDs are adequately described within envelope-function approximation with a three dimensional Kronig-Penney model and the occurrence of miniband have been established .
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
We have considered regimented and disordered 4 × 4 arrays of QDs to elucidate the effects of randomness.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
The size of the regimented QDs is dy × dz with dy = 8.0 nm and dz = 1.6 nm.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
The separation between centers in the regimented array is 14.0 and 6.8 nm along the Y and Z axes, respectively.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices