Complete Definition of "police"

wikipedia|dab=police (disambiguation)|police
English

Etymology
From MF. #French|police.

Pronunciation
IPA|/pÉËliËs/
audio|en-us-police.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
wikipedia
police collective noun

  1. An organisation granted authority to enforce the law.

Usage notes
Formerly a singular noun, police is now almost always used as a collective noun with a plural verb, as in "Run, the police are coming!"

Synonyms
the cobblers
the fuzz
pig|pigs
5-0
popo
the heat
filth
cop|cops/coppers
bobby|bobbies
peelers
woodentops (UK - referring to uniformed officers)

Derived terms
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chief of police
police box
police captain
police car
police chief
police commissioner
police constable
police department
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police detective
police dog
police force
police headquarters
police lieutenant
policeman
police officer
police precinct
mid3
police record
police sergeant
police squad
police state
police station
police van
police wagon
policewoman
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Translations

Afrikaans: polisie
Albanian: policia f
Arabic: Arab|بÙÙÙس (bulÄ«s) m, Arab|شرطة IPAchar|(Å¡orÊa) f
Bosnian: milicija#Bosnian|milicija f, policija#Bosnian|policija f
Bulgarian: полиÑÐ¸Ñ (policija) f
Catalan: policia f
Chinese: è­¦å¯ (jÇngchá)
Croatian: policija f, milicija f
Czech: policie f
Danish: politi
Dutch: politie m
Estonian: politsei
Ewe: kpovitÉ
Faroese: løgreglan
Finnish: poliisi
French: police#French|police f
German: Polizei f
Greek: αÏÏÏνομία (astinomía) f
Hebrew: ×ש××¨× (mishtara) f
Hindi: पà¥à¤²à¤¿à¤¸ (polis) m, पà¥à¤²à¤¿à¤¸ (pulis) m
Hungarian: rendÅrség
Icelandic: lögreglan
Irish: garda
Italian: polizia f
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Japanese: è­¦å¯ (ãããã¤, keisatsu)
Korean: 경찰 (gyeongchal)
Kurdish: KUchar|Ù¾ÛÙÛس
Latvian: policija
Lithuanian: policija
Maltese: pulizija f
Norwegian: politi m
Polish: policja f
Portuguese: polícia f
Romanian: politia f
Russian: милиÑÐ¸Ñ (milícija) f, полиÑиÑ#Russian|полиÑÐ¸Ñ (polícija) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: милиÑиÑа#Serbian|милиÑиÑа f, полиÑиÑа#Serbian|полиÑиÑа f
:Roman: milicija#Serbian|milicija f, policija#Serbian|policija f
Slovak: polícia f
Spanish: policía f
Swedish: polis#Swedish|polis c
Tagalog: pulisya
Turkish: polis
Urdu: URchar|Ù¾ÙÙس (polis)/(pulis) m, URchar|Ù¾ÙÙÛس (polÄ«s)/(pulÄ«s) m
Vietnamese: cảnh sát
Welsh: heddlu

Verb
en-verb|polic|es

  1. transitive To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).

See also
w:police|Wikipedia article on police


Czech

Noun
cs-noun|g=f

  1. shelf (structure)

Category:cs:Furniture


French

Etymology
From L. politia.

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /pÉ.lis/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /pO.lis/

Noun
police f

  1. police
  2. typography|lang=fr fount, font

Usage notes
Police is a singular noun in French, taking the singular form of a verb, as in "Fuyez, la police arrive!" ("Run, the police are coming!")

Related terms
policier

Category:Greek derivations
Category:Law enforcement

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