Definition of Soldier

1. Noun. An enlisted man or woman who serves in an army. "The soldiers stood at attention"

2. Verb. Serve as a soldier in the military.
Generic synonyms: Pass, Spend
Derivative terms: Soldiering, Soldiery

3. Noun. A wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony.
Generic synonyms: Worker

Definition of Soldier

1. n. One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized body of combatants.

2. v. i. To serve as a soldier.

Definition of Soldier

1. Noun. A member of an army, of any rank. ¹

2. Noun. A guardsman. ¹

3. Noun. A member of the Salvation Army. ¹

4. Noun. (British NZ) A piece of buttered bread (or toast), cut into a long thin strip and dipped into a soft-boiled egg. ¹

5. Noun. A term of affection for a young boy. ¹

6. Noun. Someone who fights or toils well ¹

7. Verb. To continue. ¹

8. Verb. To be a soldier. ¹

9. Verb. To intentionally restrict labor productivity; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished. Has also been called ''dogging it'' or ''goldbricking''. (Originally from the way that conscripts may approach following orders. Usage less prevalent in the era of all-volunteer militaries.) ¹

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Definition of Soldier

1. to perform military service [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Soldier

1. 1. One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organised body of combatants. "I am a soldier and unapt to weep." (Shak) 2. Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer. "It were meet that any one, before he came to be a captain, should have been a soldier." (Spenser) 3. A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; used by way of emphasis or distinction. 4. The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini) 5. One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest. See Termite. Soldier beetle, a large geometrid moth (Euschema militaris), having the wings bright yellow with bluish black lines and spots. Soldier orchis, a kind of orchis (Orchis militaris). Origin: OE. Souldier, soudiour, souder, OF. Soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr. L. Solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a soldier), fr. Solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Sold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soldier

solder bump
soldering flux
soldering iron
soldering irons
soldier's heart
soldier's patches
soldier beetle
soldier beetles
soldier crab
soldier crabs
soldier flies
soldier fly
soldier grainy club
soldier of fortune
soldier on

Literary usage of Soldier

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

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"A soldier in the field, whether marching or fighting, must put forth more ... An English soldier who gets a three quarters of a pound ration of meat daily ..."

2. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1843)
"A petition of the heirs of Thomas Reed, deceased, a soldier of the ... A petition of William Hayes, son and heir of Thomas Hayes, a soldier of the ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Liv Age 288:374-6 F 5 '16 Church's perplexity over the soldier. ... Lit Digest 52:643 Mr 11 604-9 S 2 'W Gaiety of the French soldier. JS Watkins. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Lit Digest 54:482-3+ F 24 '17 Alan Seeger: America's soldier poet. ... Lit Digest 55:24 О 27 '17 soldier of the Foreign legion of France, ..."

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