Definitions of unit

  1. an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; " the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; " after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
  2. an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; " the reduced the number of units and installations"; " the word is a basic linguistic unit"
  3. an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; " how big is that part compared to the whole?"; " the team is a unit"
  4. a single undivided whole; " an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
  5. any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; " the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; " a unit of wheat is a bushel"; " change per unit volume"
  6. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; " units of nucleic acids"
  7. A single thing or person.
  8. The least whole number; one.
  9. A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.
  10. Any determinate amount or quantity ( as of length, time, heat, value) adopted as a standard of measurement for other amounts or quantities of the same kind.
  11. A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole.
  12. One person or thing of a number which make up a group; a single group in an association made up of groups; in mathematics, the least whole number; a fixed quantity, distance, etc., taken as a standard of measurement.
  13. One: a single thing or person: the least whole number: anything taken as one: any known determinate quantity by constant application of which any other quantity is measured.
  14. One; a single person or thing.
  15. A single person or thing; an individual.
  16. A least whole number; one; unity.
  17. One; a single thing or person; the least whole number; any known determinate quantity, by the constant repetition of which any other quantity of the same kind is measured.
  18. A single person or thing; the least whole number; in math., a certain dimension or magnitude assumed as a standard of measure.

Usage examples for unit

  1. It presents them as in a very deep and true sense a unit in world affairs, spiritual partners, standing together because thinking together, quick with common sympathies and common ideals. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. Can he conceive how the number five can be a unit? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. The individual did not even have a legal existence;- the family was the unit of society. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  4. Every unit, from the company up, has its own supply and ammunition wagons, field hospitals, etc. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  5. As a matter of fact, it was almost a month and a half before League Headquarters became aware of the importance of the unit. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  6. Auchincloss is a member and a valuable one- the only one whose name Georgian positively knows; but he's but a unit in a thousand. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. The men of the old wars knew that when a squadron is attached to a combined expedition it is something different from a purely naval unit. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  8. They thus carry out Mr. Morris's cardinal principle, that the unit, both for arrangement of type and for decoration, is always the double page. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  9. Tom Breeks then retired from the front, and became a unit once more. – Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v1 by George Meredith
  10. How could we five girls expect to start a unit when we haven't enough girls to begin with? – Natalie: A Garden Scout by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  11. A proposition, whether long or short, is a unit, but it is an analysable unit. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  12. But since The family is the unit of the state, therefore The state makes laws, not for love, but for the family. – Hints for Lovers by Arnold Haultain
  13. Jane had to tell of her father's new Unit, now almost complete, of Mr. Murray's new battalion, now in barracks, of the Patriotic Fund and how splendidly it was mounting up into the hundreds of thousands, and of the Women's War Association, of which she was Secretary, and of the Young Women's War Organisation, of which she was President; and all with such animation, with such radiant smiles, with such flashing eyes, such keen swift play of thought and wit that Larry could hardly believe his eyes and ears, so immense was the change that had taken place in Jane during these ten months. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  14. The North's a unit now, and so is the South. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  15. At first it was thought this was another British unit. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  16. You have not heard what unit, sir? – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  17. One, or a unit, whether it is a number. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. The teacher meets a class- a collection of pupils in a social unit. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  19. Under the circumstances I wonder how long our Red Cross unit may remain? – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook