Use the word regiment to describe a military unit that is smaller than a division: “Geoff’s new regiment consisted of three battalions that had been based in Alabama.”

Most often used as a noun to describe a military unit made up of several battalions, the word regiment can also be used as a verb. If you ever need to assign troops to a regiment, you might say something like, “Next week I will regiment the ground forces arriving from North Dakota.” The verb form can also be used in a more general sense to describe any action that is characterized by strict order or control: "Her diet is strictly regimented to include only Sugar Babies."

Definitions of regiment

n army unit smaller than a division

Type of:
army unit
a military unit that is part of an army

v form (military personnel) into a regiment

Type of:
form, organise, organize
create (as an entity)

v subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization

regiment one's children”
Type of:
command, control
exercise authoritative control or power over

v assign to a regiment

regiment soldiers”
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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