Definitions for cadetkəˈdɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a student in a national service academy or private military school or on a training ship.

    Category: Military

  2. a student in training for service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard.

    Category: Military

  3. a trainee in a business or profession.

    Category: Education

  4. a younger son or brother.

  5. the youngest son.

  6. Slang. a pimp.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of cadet:

1600–10; < F < Gascon capdet chief, captain (referring to the younger sons of noble families)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cadet, plebe(noun)

    a military trainee (as at a military academy)


  1. cadet(Noun)

    A student at a military school who is training to be an officer.

  2. cadet(Noun)

    Junior, the younger or youngest son.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadet(noun)

    the younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son

  2. Cadet(noun)

    a gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission

  3. Cadet(noun)

    a young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich


  1. Cadet

    A cadet is a trainee. The term is frequently used to refer those training to become an officer in the military, often a person who is a junior trainee. Its meaning may vary between countries. The term is also used in civilian contexts and as a general attributive, for example in its original sense of a branch of a ruling house which is not currently in the direct line of succession.

Anagrams of cadet

  1. acted, ectad

Translations for cadet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a student in a military, naval or police school

an army cadet; a police cadet.

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