1. [ verb ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control
Synonyms: train condition check

"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

Related terms: develop mortify prepare trainee
2. [ noun ] a branch of knowledge
Synonyms: subject field study bailiwick field_of_study branch_of_knowledge subject_field subject_area

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

Related terms: knowledge_domain theology science humanistic_discipline engineering ology architecture protology futuristics allometry military_science frontier communication_theory major occultism numerology bibliotics theogony learn
3. [ noun ] a system of rules of conduct or method of practice

"he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine" or "for such a plan to work requires discipline"

Related terms: system
4. [ noun ] the trait of being well behaved

"he insisted on discipline among the troops"

Related terms: indiscipline trait restraint self-discipline
5. [ noun ] training to improve strength or self-control
Related terms: training
6. [ verb ] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
Synonyms: sort_out correct

"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Related terms: punish
7. [ noun ] the act of punishing
Synonyms: correction

"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

Related terms: punishment spanking
Similar spelling:   disciplined