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Police appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • The chief of the Leith police dismisseth us.
  • The Leith police dismisseth us
    They thought we sought to stay;
    The Leith police dismisseth us
    They thought we'd stay all day.
    The Leith police dismisseth us,
    We both sighed sighs apiece;
    And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye
    Were the size of the Leith police.

Police appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs. (75 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun police:

spoken English39.24%written English60.76% imaginative writing40.46%informational writing59.54%
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The word police is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun police

What does police mean as a name of something?

Police is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: police

  1. the force of policemen and officers

Alternative definition of the noun police


  1. [plural: police] An organisation granted the legal authority to enforce the law. See usage note.
  2. [plural-only] Members of the police force.
  3. [US, singular, nonstandard] (plural=police) A police officer

Definition of the verb police

What does police mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: policed | policing | polices

  1. maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol


  1. "Police" a.k.a. "Polisse": Poliss is a 2011 drama film written by Emmanuelle Bercot and directed by Maïwenn Le Besco.
  2. "Police" is a 1985 French romantic crime drama film directed by Maurice Pialat and starring Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, and Sandrine Bonnaire. Written by Catherine Breillat, the film is about a moody, jaded police detective investigating a drug ring who falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme. The film had 1,830,970 admissions in France.
  3. "Police" is a 2005 Malayalam film directed by V. K. Prakash starring Prithviraj, Indrajith, Bhavana, Chaya Singh, and Ashokan. It is an uncredited remake of the 1989 American film Tango & Cash and it was dubbed in Tamil as the same title.
  4. "Police" is a 2006 Turkish action and detective film written and directed by Onur Ünlü.
  5. "Police" a.k.a. "Policía" is a 1987 crime, action, and drama film written and directed by Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia.
  6. "Police" is a 1958 action film directed by Kalidas.
    • starring: Madhubala
    • released in (57 years ago)
  7. "Police" a.k.a. "Policeman" is a film directed by Tomu Uchida.


  1. "Police" is a crime novel by Norwegian novelist, Jo Nesbø. It is the tenth novel in Nesbø's Harry Hole series.
  2. "Police" a.k.a. "Police!!!" is a book by Robert W. Chambers.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1915


  1. "Police" is a musical album of Don Sergio.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  2. "Police" is a musical single of Damien Saez.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Police" is a musical single of Brigadier Ambrose.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  4. "Police" is a musical single of Mr Benn.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  5. "Police" is a musical EP of Fucked Up.
  6. "Police" is a composition.
  7. "Police" is a 2011 Lux Style Award nominated album.
    • artist: Seige
    • award: - Lux Style Award for Best Artist nomination for Seige


  1. Police a.k.a. Luisana Lopilato is an Argentine actress, model and singer. She has appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Alma Pirata, Casados con Hijos and Atracción x4. She is a former member of the Argentine band Erreway and has a successful modeling career.
  2. Police a.k.a. Yang Junjing is a female Chinese volleyball player. She is the Middle blocker of China women's national volleyball team.
  3. Police a.k.a. Abdul Rahman Kamara is a Sierra Leonean footballer.

There are other people with in their name, like Benjamin Police, Carol Kieffer Police and Joan As Police Woman.


Police a.k.a. The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first new wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. They are also considered one of the leaders of the Second British Invasion of the US. They disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008.


Police is an Italian manufacturer of fashion accessories. Launched in 1983, the company was initially specializing in designing sunglasses.


  1. Police is a village and municipality in Vsetín District in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic.
  2. Police is a village and municipality in Třebíč District in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic.
  3. Police is a village and municipality in Šumperk District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic.

There are other places with in their name, like Gmina Police, Horní Police, Police County, Police Academy, Police Mostowe, Police średnie, Police Nad Metují, Essex Police Museum, Old Police Station Museum, John Campbell Police Museum, New York City Police Museum, Northwest Mounted Police Barracks and Middletown Township Police Department.


  1. Police: A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie are military units charged with civil policing.
  2. Police a.k.a. Police officer: A police officer is a warranted employee of a police force. In the United States, "officer" is the formal name of the lowest police rank. In many other countries, "officer" is a generic term not specifying a particular rank, and the lowest rank is often "constable". In many other countries there is no such title as "police officer", as the use of the rank "officer" is legally reserved for military personnel only and thus not applicable. Police officers are generally charged with the apprehension of criminals and the prevention and detection of crime, protection of the general public, and the maintenance of public order. Police officers may be sworn to an oath, and have the power to arrest people and detain them for a limited time, along with other duties and powers.
    • also known as Policeman, Police agent, Cop, Policewoman, Constable
  3. Police is a 1982 documentary tv series of BBC Television.

Phrases with Police

Phrases starting with the word Police:

  1. Police box
  2. police car
  3. police dog
  4. police van
  5. Police Beat
  6. police boat
  7. Police Line
  8. police work
  9. police baton
  10. police chief
  11. police court
  12. police force
  13. Police power
  14. police squad
  15. police state
  16. police wagon
  17. police action
  18. police lineup

Phrases ending with the word Police:

  1. Riot police
  2. Water police

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Police

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Google previewPolicing for the New Age (1992)

by Praveen Kumar

A smiling and- helpful police is the model of democratic policing.

What is basically required for the Indian police is a tough, mature and no-nonsense image in place of the present fear.

a disciplined force like the police is that of men affected by psychological disorders of inferiority complex, holding posts from where they ...

Google previewPolicing the Police 2 Edition

by Praveen Kumar

The work police or policing is derived from the Greek roots polis means city and politeia, Latin politia and French police means polity; its English root is “policy” means statecraft, plan or course of action especially in statecraft or administering ...

Google previewWar, Police and Assemblages of Intervention (2014)

by Jan Bachmann, Colleen Bell, Caroline Holmqvist

Historically understood, police refers to multiple processes of socioeconomic ordering. As Foucault articulated it, policing is a set of interventions, an array of agencies, policies, commands and activities that together produce a governing effect.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (1995)

by William G. Bailey

The National Police is the largest of the two and is responsible for policing any town with a population exceeding 10,000. The National Police falls under the administrative arm of the Ministry of the Interior and of Decentralization. This ministry ...

Google previewThe Diary of Mary Berg (2013)

Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto by SL Schneiderman, Susan Lee Pentlin

The Jewish police is an accomplished fact. More candidates presented themselves...

The most difficult task of the Jewish police is the curbing of beggars—this actually consists in driving them from one street to ...

Google previewMessages From The Diaspora

by Professor I Self

Police is a Para military unit with the permission to murder and kill Black people world wide, this is not an alarming trend, it is something that has been constant for over the last 100 years successfully. The police are today the overseers of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2007)

by Graham Gooch, Michael Williams

Police Constable Information System 3. Privy Council* NOM National Offender PCIj Permanent Court of Management International justice NOMIS National Offender PCL-R Hare Psychopathy Checklist— Management Information Revised* ...

Google previewBrazil Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic by John J. Crocitti, Monique Vallance

Police in Rio de J aneiro have reduced the frequency of Funk Carioca dances and have shut down other types of events associated with excessive crime and violence such as Baile Funk. Authorities in Rio de J aneiro and Sao Paulo have ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History (2015)

by Aaron Brenner, Benjamin Day, Immanuel Ness

Joseph Slater Whenalmost all ofBoston's police officers went on strikein September 1919, they did so for reasons similar to those that motivated other workers before and since to do the same, but with unique consequences for the history of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Policing (2008)

by Alison Wakefield, Jenny Fleming

It might also reduce crime by enhancing informal social control and improving police detection. Distinctive Features There is some debate about the origins of neighbourhood watch. It is widely reported that neighbourhood watch started in the ...

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Usage statistics about police

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun police:

spoken English39.24%written English60.76% imaginative writing40.46%informational writing59.54%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun police:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb police:


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Quotes about Police

A functioning police state needs no police. (William S. Burroughs)
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Scrabble value of P3O1L1I1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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