Definition of Infantry

1. Noun. An army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot. "There came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"

Exact synonyms: Foot
Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Paratroops



Definition of Infantry

1. n. A body of children.

Definition of Infantry

1. Noun. Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (e.g. airborne). ¹

2. Noun. The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers, especially opposed to mounted and technical troops ¹

3. Noun. A regiment of infantry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infantry

1. a branch of the army composed of foot soldiers [n -TRIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infantry

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Literary usage of Infantry

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

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The artillery and infantry co-operate, " the former by firing rapidly when they ... Thus aided, the infantry closes in to decisive ranges, and as it gains ..."

2. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"Destruc- Meanwhile the Roman infantry had driven in the tion of the Spaniards and Gauls who formed the advanced centre of Roman r infantry, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"The attack of the Prussian infantry followed at 11 o'clock, ... At Prague, and especially at Leuthen, the Prussian infantry had been able to outflank the ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1894)
"95th infantry in the 6th Corp, Gallaway. Bate, Battle of Chancellorsville. A Commentary on Campaign and Battle of Manassas, July, 1861. ..."

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