Definition of regiment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    regiment

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪmənt//
     
    [countable + singular or plural verb]
     
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  1. 1a large group of soldiers that is commanded by a colonel an armoured/a cavalry/an infantry/a tank regiment the Parachute Regiment He enlisted in the Lancashire regiment. Wordfinderarmy, artillery, battalion, command, defend, invade, officer, regiment, tactics, weapon
  2. 2(formal) a large number of people or things
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘rule or government’): via Old French from late Latin regimentum ‘rule’, from regere ‘to rule’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: regiment