policeman


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po·lice·man

 (pə-lēs′mən)
n.
A man who is a member of a police force.

policeman

(pəˈliːsmən) or feminine

policewoman

n, pl -men or -women
(Law) a member of a police force, esp one holding the rank of constable. Gender-neutral form: police officer

po•lice•man

(pəˈlis mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of a police force.
[1795–1805]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.policeman - a member of a police forcepoliceman - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
bobby - an informal term for a British policeman
cop, fuzz, copper, pig, bull - uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
police captain, police chief, captain - a policeman in charge of a precinct
police constable, constable - a police officer of the lowest rank
detective, police detective, tec, investigator - a police officer who investigates crimes
gendarme - a French policeman
inspector - a high ranking police officer
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, speed cop - a policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists)
police matron, policewoman - a woman policeman
Mountie - colloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
shoofly - an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
traffic cop - a policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic
trooper - a mounted policeman
state trooper, trooper - a state police officer

policeman

noun
A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
Translations
policista-tka
politibetjentpolitimand
poliisi
policajac
rendőrrendőrnő
lögreglumaîur
警官警察官
경찰관
policaj
polis
ตำรวจชาย
nam cảnh sát

policeman

[pəˈliːsmən] N (policemen (pl)) → guardia m, policía m

policeman

[pəˈliːsmən] n (in town)agent m de police, policier m; (in country)gendarme m
He's a policeman → Il est policier.police officer nagent mf de police, policier/ière m/fpolice presence nprésence f policièrepolice protection nprotection f de la policepolice record ncasier m judiciaire
to have a police record → avoir un casier judiciairepolice state nétat m policierpolice station n (in town)poste m de police, commissariat m de police; (in country)gendarmerie f

policeman

[pəˈliːsmən] n (-men (pl)) → poliziotto, agente m di polizia

police

(pəˈliːs) noun plural
the men and women whose job is to prevent crime, keep order, see that laws are obeyed etc. Call the police!; The police are investigating the matter; (also adjective) the police force, a police officer.
verb
to supply (a place) with police. We cannot police the whole area.
police dog
a dog trained to work with policemen (in tracking criminals, finding drugs etc).
poˈliceman, poˈlicewoman nouns
a member of the police.
police station
the office or headquarters of a local police force. The lost dog was taken to the police station.

policeman

شُرْطِيّ policista politimand Polizist αστυνομικός policía poliisi policier policajac poliziotto 警官 경찰관 politieagent politimann policjant agente da polícia, policial полицейский polis ตำรวจชาย erkek polis nam cảnh sát 警察
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"Is this man your servant?" added the policeman, pointing to Passepartout.
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The policeman looked at the card that was handed down to him.
A second later a policeman dashed in, and the bartender yelled once more--"Look out for his knife!" Jurgis had fought himself half to his knees, when the policeman made a leap at him, and cracked him across the face with his club.
"Madam," said a Policeman, "I cannot permit you to do that; you would soil your shoes and stockings."
They tied a policeman and the bear back to back and put the bear into the Moyka Canal.
On the sidewalk at the corner of the house Policeman Cleary was standing with one ear upturned, listening to the crash of household utensils.
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Beside each scab driver sat a policeman. Front and rear, and along each side of this procession, marched a protecting escort of one hundred police.
A policeman was beside us, his notebook in his hand.
A policeman on a street corner eyed him suspiciously, then noted his sailor roll.