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pa·trol

 (pə-trōl′)
n.
1. The act of moving about an area especially by an authorized and trained person or group, for purposes of observation, inspection, or security.
2. A person or group of persons who perform such an act.
3.
a. A military unit sent out on a reconnaissance or combat mission.
b. One or more military vehicles, boats, ships, or aircraft assigned to guard or reconnoiter a given area.
4. A division of a Boy Scout troop or Girl Scout troop consisting of between six and eight children.
v. pa·trolled, pa·trol·ling, pa·trols
v.tr.
To engage in a patrol of.
v.intr.
To engage in a patrol.

[French patrouille, from patrouiller, to patrol, alteration of Old French patouiller, to paddle about in mud, patrol, probably from pate, paw; see patois.]

pa·trol′ler n.

patrol

(pəˈtrəʊl)
n
1. the action of going through or around a town, neighbourhood, etc, at regular intervals for purposes of security or observation
2. a person or group that carries out such an action
3. (Military) a military detachment with the mission of security, gathering information, or combat with enemy forces
4. a division of a troop of Scouts or Guides
vb, -trols, -trolling or -trolled
to engage in a patrol of (a place)
[C17: from French patrouiller, from patouiller to flounder in mud, from patte paw]
paˈtroller n

pa•trol

(pəˈtroʊl)

v. -trolled, -trol•ling,
n. v.t.
1. (of a police officer, soldier, etc.) to pass regularly along (a specified route) or through (a specified area) in order to maintain order and security.
v.i.
2. to pass along or through such a route or area for this purpose.
n.
3. a person or group of persons that patrols.
4. an automobile, ship, plane, squadron, fleet, etc., assigned to patrol an area.
5. a military detachment detailed for reconnaissance, combat, or other special assignment.
6. the act of patrolling.
7. (in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts) a subdivision of a troop, usu. consisting of about eight members.
[1655–65; < French patrouille (n.), patrouiller (v.) patrol, orig. a pawing (n.), to paw (v.) in mud; derivative (with suffixal -ouille) of patte paw; -r- unexplained]
pa•trol′ler, n.

patrol

- Comes from a French word meaning "paddle about in the mud."
See also related terms for paddle.

patrol

A detachment of ground, sea, or air forces sent out for the purpose of gathering information or carrying out a destructive, harassing, mopping-up, or security mission. See also combat air patrol.

Patrol

 detachment of troops or police. See also guard.
Examples: patrol of cavalry, 1827; of soldiers, 1670.

patrol


Past participle: patrolled
Gerund: patrolling

Imperative
patrol
patrol
Present
I patrol
you patrol
he/she/it patrols
we patrol
you patrol
they patrol
Preterite
I patrolled
you patrolled
he/she/it patrolled
we patrolled
you patrolled
they patrolled
Present Continuous
I am patrolling
you are patrolling
he/she/it is patrolling
we are patrolling
you are patrolling
they are patrolling
Present Perfect
I have patrolled
you have patrolled
he/she/it has patrolled
we have patrolled
you have patrolled
they have patrolled
Past Continuous
I was patrolling
you were patrolling
he/she/it was patrolling
we were patrolling
you were patrolling
they were patrolling
Past Perfect
I had patrolled
you had patrolled
he/she/it had patrolled
we had patrolled
you had patrolled
they had patrolled
Future
I will patrol
you will patrol
he/she/it will patrol
we will patrol
you will patrol
they will patrol
Future Perfect
I will have patrolled
you will have patrolled
he/she/it will have patrolled
we will have patrolled
you will have patrolled
they will have patrolled
Future Continuous
I will be patrolling
you will be patrolling
he/she/it will be patrolling
we will be patrolling
you will be patrolling
they will be patrolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been patrolling
you have been patrolling
he/she/it has been patrolling
we have been patrolling
you have been patrolling
they have been patrolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been patrolling
you will have been patrolling
he/she/it will have been patrolling
we will have been patrolling
you will have been patrolling
they will have been patrolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been patrolling
you had been patrolling
he/she/it had been patrolling
we had been patrolling
you had been patrolling
they had been patrolling
Conditional
I would patrol
you would patrol
he/she/it would patrol
we would patrol
you would patrol
they would patrol
Past Conditional
I would have patrolled
you would have patrolled
he/she/it would have patrolled
we would have patrolled
you would have patrolled
they would have patrolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patrol - a detachment used for security or reconnaissancepatrol - a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
detachment - a small unit of troops of special composition
2.patrol - the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
airborne patrol - a patrol provided by aircraft
round-the-clock patrol - a continuous nonstop patrol
3.patrol - a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
border patrol - a group of officers who patrol the borders of a country
harbor patrol - patrol of officers who police a harbor area
patroller - someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
Verb1.patrol - maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
guard - to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"

patrol

verb
1. police, guard, keep watch (on), pound, range (over), cruise, inspect, safeguard, make the rounds (of), keep guard (on), walk or pound the beat (of) Prison officers continued to patrol the grounds.
noun
1. guard, watch, garrison, watchman, sentinel, patrolman Gunmen opened fire after they were challenged by a patrol.
on patrol during a vigil, policing, watching, protecting, guarding, safeguarding, beat-pounding, on your rounds a soldier shot while on patrol

patrol

verb
To maintain or keep in order with or as if with police:
Translations
دَوْرِيَّةٌدَوْرِيَّهدَوْرِيَّه عَسْكَرِيَّهيَقومُ بِدَوْرِيَّه
hlídkapatrolapatrolovatstrážný
patruljepatruljere
partio
ophodnja
járõrjárõrõzjárőrözik
vakt, eftirlitvakta, hafa eftirlitvarîflokkur
パトロール
순찰
patruliavimaspatrulispatruliuoti
doties patruļāpatruļapatrulēšanapatrulēt
patrolovať
obhodna stražapatruljapatruljirati
patrull
การลาดตระเวน
devriyedevriye gezmedevriye gezmek
việc đi tuần tra

patrol

[pəˈtrəʊl]
A. N (gen) → patrulla f; (= night patrol) → ronda f; (in Scouts) → patrulla f
to be on patrolestar de patrulla
B. VT [+ streets] → patrullar por; [+ frontier] → patrullar
the frontier is not patrolledla frontera no tiene patrullas
C. VIpatrullar
he patrols up and downse pasea de un lado a otro
D. CPD patrol boat Npatrullero m, (lancha f) patrullera f
patrol car N (Brit) → coche m patrulla
patrol leader Njefe m de patrulla
patrol wagon N (US) → coche m celular

patrol

[pəˈtrəʊl]
n
(= watch) → patrouille f
They were ambushed during a patrol → Ils sont tombés dans une embuscade lors d'une patrouille.
to be on patrol → être de patrouille
to do a patrol → patrouiller
to do a patrol of sth [+ area, building] → patrouiller dans qch
(= group of soldiers) → patrouille f
vtpatrouiller danspatrol boat npatrouilleur mpatrol car nvoiture f de police

patrol

n
(= patrolling) (by police) → Streife f; (by aircraft, ship) → Patrouille f; (by watchman etc) → Runde f, → Rundgang m; the army/navy carry out or make weekly patrols of the areadas Heer/die Marine patrouilliert das Gebiet wöchentlich; the army/navy maintain a constant patroldas Heer/die Marine führt ständige Patrouillen durch; on patrol (Mil) → auf Patrouille; (police) → auf Streife; (guard dogs, squad car, detectives) → im Einsatz
(= patrol unit) (Mil) → Patrouille f; (= police patrol)(Polizei)streife f; (of boy scouts)Fähnlein nt; (of girl guides)Gilde f
vt (Mil) district, waters, sky, streetspatrouillieren, patrouillieren in (+dat); frontier, coastpatrouillieren, patrouillieren vor (+dat); (policeman, watchman)seine Runden machen in (+dat); (police car)Streife fahren in (+dat); (guard dogs, gamewarden)einen Rund- or Streifengang or eine Runde machen in (+dat); the frontier is not patrolleddie Grenze wird nicht bewacht or ist unbewacht
vi (soldiers, ships, planes)patrouillieren; (planes also)Patrouille fliegen; (policeman)seine Streife machen; (watchman, store detective etc)seine Runden machen; to patrol up and downauf und ab gehen

patrol

:
patrol boat
patrol car
patrol leader
n (of scouts)Fähnleinführer m; (of girl guides)Gildenführerin f
patrolman
nWächter m; (US: = policeman) → Polizist m
patrol wagon
n (US) → grüne Minna (inf), → Gefangenenwagen m
patrolwoman
nWächterin f; (US: = policewoman) → Polizistin f

patrol

[pəˈtrəʊl]
1. n
a. (gen) → ronda, giro d'ispezione; (by plane) → ricognizione f; (by boat) → perlustrazione f
to be on patrol → fare la ronda, essere in ricognizione, essere in perlustrazione
b. (patrol unit) → pattuglia
2. vtpattugliare
3. vifare la ronda
to patrol up and down → andare avanti e indietro

patrol

(pəˈtrəul) past tense, past participle paˈtrolled verb
to watch or protect (an area) by moving continually around or through it. Soldiers patrolled the streets.
noun
1. a group of people etc who patrol an area. They came across several army patrols in the hills.
2. the act of watching or guarding by patrolling. The soldiers went out on patrol; (also adjective) patrol duty.

patrol

دَوْرِيَّةٌ hlídka patrulje Streife περίπολος patrulla partio patrouille ophodnja pattuglia パトロール 순찰 patrouille patrulje patrol patrulha патруль patrull การลาดตระเวน devriye việc đi tuần tra 巡逻
References in classic literature ?
Their progress, like their late dialogue, was guarded, and without noise; for none knew at what moment a passing patrol, or a crouching picket of the enemy, might rise upon their path.
In the end, by their sheer weight, they choked the breath out of him, and then they carried him to the company police station, where he lay still until they had summoned a patrol wagon to take him away.
The case sometimes stood thus: At every gate through which we were to pass, we saw a watchman --at every ferry a guard--on every bridge a sentinel-- and in every wood a patrol.
Quadruple the air patrol, and let every man who leaves the city by air or ground be subjected to the closest scrutiny.
As we went further, we met fewer and fewer people, till at last we were somewhat surprised when we met even the patrol of horse police going their usual suburban round.
The streets at last became quiet, and the patrol, the officers of which, in their splendid costumes, and surrounded by their suites, Passepartout thought seemed like ambassadors, succeeded the bustling crowd.
The confusion of his mind, the terror which spurred him on, the cries of some of the patrol who started in pursuit of him, and the hooting of the people who, notwithstanding the early hour, were going to their work, only made him precipitate his course.
When he approached a group in the middle of the street he urged his horse upon it without a word of warning; and the members of the group, whether rebels or not, as if they knew with what sort of a man they had to deal, at once gave place to the patrol.
The preventive service afloat was really the one for us to reckon with, and it was material for our success and safety to know the exact position of the patrol craft in the neighbourhood.
Monk approached the causeway behind which had disappeared the person he had taken for Digby, and met a patrol who, making the tour of the tents, was going towards headquarters; he was stopped with his companion, gave the password, and went on.
The police are thieves and extortioners (I myself would patrol it with cavalry - young recruits under a strong captain), but at least they do not suffer any rivals.
So my mother sat down again to her charming writing desk and the maid made another journey in a fiacre just before midnight; and ten days later or so I got a letter thrust into my hand at the avanzadas just as I was about to start on a night patrol, together with a note asking me to call on the writer so that she might allay my mother's anxieties by telling her how I looked.