n) KEY NOUN:
TRANSITIVE VERB: dis·ci·plined
- Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.
- Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.
- Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order.
- A systematic method to obtain obedience: a military discipline.
- A state of order based on submission to rules and authority: a teacher who demanded discipline in the classroom.
- Punishment intended to correct or train.
- A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order.
- A branch of knowledge or teaching.
- To train by instruction and practice, especially to teach self-control to.
- To teach to obey rules or accept authority. See Synonyms at teach.
- To punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience. See Synonyms at punish.
- To impose order on: needed to discipline their study habits.
Middle English, from Old French descepline
, from Latin disciplna
, from discipulus
; see discipleOTHER FORMS:disci·pli·nal
l) KEY (Adjective)