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PATROL (patrolled, patrolling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does patrol mean? 

PATROL (noun)
  The noun PATROL has 3 senses:

1. a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
2. the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
3. a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security

  Familiarity information: PATROL used as a noun is uncommon.


PATROL (verb)
  The verb PATROL has 1 sense:

1. maintain the security of by carrying out a control

  Familiarity information: PATROL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PATROL (noun)


Sense 1patrol [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detachment used for security or reconnaissance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("patrol" is a kind of...):

detachment (a small unit of troops of special composition)


Sense 2patrol [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("patrol" is a kind of...):

protection (the activity of protecting someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patrol"):

airborne patrol (a patrol provided by aircraft)

round-the-clock patrol (a continuous nonstop patrol)


Sense 3patrol [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("patrol" is a kind of...):

force; personnel (group of people willing to obey orders)

Meronyms (members of "patrol"):

patroller (someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patrol"):

border patrol (a group of officers who patrol the borders of a country)

harbor patrol (patrol of officers who police a harbor area)


PATROL (verb)


Sense 1patrol [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Maintain the security of by carrying out a control

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

patrol; police

Hypernyms (to "patrol" is one way to...):

guard (to keep watch over)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The men patrol the area for animals
The men patrol for animals in the area


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