Medicine vs Uniform - What's the difference?

medicine | uniform |

As a noun medicine

is a substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.

As a verb medicine

is (rare|obsolete) to treat with medicine.

As a symbol uniform is

the letter u in the icao spelling alphabet.


Alternative forms

* medicin (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
  • A treatment or cure.
  • The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.
  • The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.
  • Ritual Native American magic used (notably by a medicine man) to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc.
  • (obsolete) black magic, superstition.
  • (obsolete) A philtre or love potion.
  • * 1597 , , II. ii. 18:
  • If the rascal have not given me medicines' to make me love him, I'll be hanged. It could not be else. I have drunk ' medicines .
  • (obsolete) A physician.
  • * 1598 , , II. i. 72:
  • I have seen a medicine
    That's able to breathe life into a stone


    * (treatment) regimen, course, program, prescription * (substance) drug, prescription, pharmaceutical, elixir * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * Ayurvedic medicine * clinical medicine * Edison's medicine * energy medicine * evidence-based medicine * folk medicine * forced medicine * indigenous medicine * medicinal * medicine ball * medicine dance * medicine man * medicine show * organized medicine * take one's medicine * taste of one's own medicine * traditional medicine


  • (rare, obsolete) To treat with medicine.
  • *
  • See also

    * therapy * panacea


    * Prescription Desk Reference, Prescription Drug Information: * * " medicine" in the Merriam-Webster On-line dictionary * " medicine" in the Hutchinson Encyclopaedia , Helicon Publishing LTD 2007. * * 1000 English basic words ----




    (en adjective)
  • Unvarying; all the same.
  • Consistent; conforming to one standard.
  • * Hooker
  • The only doubt is how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies.
  • (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  • Derived terms

    * uniformity * uniformly


    (en noun)
  • A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. […]’.}}
  • * F. W. Robertson
  • There are many things which a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Peter Wilby)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Finland spreads word on schools , passage=Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16.
  • Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
  • * 1996 , S. J. Rozan, Concourse , Macmillan, ISBN 0-312-95944-3, page 265,
  • Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.
  • * 2001 , Christine Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld , Da Capo Press, ISBN 0-306-81012-3, page 113,
  • Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”
  • * 2004 , , Penny Dreadful , MacAdam/Cage Publishing, ISBN 1-931561-81-8, page 81,
  • Eyes to the front now and there was the body, a lump of black and brown. Moon counted three uniforms and a photographer, the medical examiner and his assistant.


    (en verb)
  • To clothe in a uniform.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1910, author=Robert W. Chambers, title=Ailsa Paige, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=You can't erect an army by uniforming and drilling a few hundred thousand clerks and farmers. }} ----