Definition of Legionnaire

1. Noun. A member of the American Legion.

Group relationships: American Legion
Generic synonyms: Ex-serviceman, Vet, Veteran



2. Noun. A soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion).
Exact synonyms: Legionary
Group relationships: Legion
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: Soldier

Definition of Legionnaire

1. Noun. a member of the American Legion. ¹

2. Noun. A member of a legion, especially the French Foreign Legion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legionnaire

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legionnaire

legibleness
legibly
legific
legin
legion
legionaire
legionaire's disease
legionaries
legionary
legionary ant
legioned
legionella
legionella pneumophila
legionellae
legionellosis
legionnaire (current term)
legionnaire's disease
legionnaire hat
legionnaires
legionnaires' disease
legionries
legionry
legions
legislate
legislated
legislates
legislating
legislation
legislations
legislative

Literary usage of Legionnaire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Letters of Henry Weston Farnsworth, of the Foreign Legion by Henry Weston Farnsworth (1916)
"These we share en legionnaire, and sometimes he gathers in so much that it is all we can both do to carry it. Evening "Alerte/" I go to work till dawn. ..."

2. With the American Ambulance in France by James Robert Judd (1919)
"There I came to know the real "legionnaire" by which I mean the one from Africa. ... I only substitute the word "legionnaire" for "Mousquetaire:" Pour etre ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... Membership in the Legion is forfeited whenever the legionnaire loses temporarily or permanently his rights of French citizenship. ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"But individually and collectively the legionnaire is intensely human. Essentially the American soldier and sailor is a true knight, chivalric and kind. ..."

5. French Literature of the Great War by Albert Schinz (1920)
"The legionnaire is a proud fellow as the following short description attests: "When ... When he must fight, the legionnaire fights, but with a happy smile! ..."

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