an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
"the soldiers stood at attention"
a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony
serve as a soldier in the military
A member of an army, of any rank.
A member of the Salvation Army.
A piece of buttered bread (or toast), cut into a long thin strip and dipped into a soft-boiled egg.
A term of affection for a young boy.
To be a soldier.
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.)
Origin: From soudeour, from soudeer or soudeour 'mercenary', from soldarius 'soldier (one having pay)', from solidus, a type of coin.
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
especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer
a brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction
the red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini.)
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
to serve as a soldier
to make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task
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, n.]
A soldier is one who fights as part of an organized land-based armed force; if that force is for hire the person is generally termed a mercenary soldier, or mercenary. The majority of cognates of the word "soldier" that exist in other languages have a meaning that embraces both commissioned and non-commissioned officers in national land forces.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sōl′jėr, n. a man engaged in military service: a private, as distinguished from an officer: a man of much military experience or of great valour: a soldier-ant, beetle, hermit-crab, &c.: (slang) a red herring.—v.i. to serve as a soldier: to bully: to shirk one's work or duty: (slang) to take a mount on another man's horse.—ns. Sol′dier-crab, a hermit-crab; Sol′diering, the state of being a soldier: the occupation of a soldier.—adjs. Sol′dier-like, Sol′dierly, like a soldier: martial: brave.—ns. Sol′dier-of-for′tune, one ready to serve anywhere for pay or his own advancement; Sol′diership, state or quality of being a soldier: military qualities: martial skill; Sol′diery, soldiers collectively: the body of military men; Fresh′water-sol′dier, the Stratiotes aloides, a European aquatic plant with sword-shaped leaves.—Come the old soldier over one, to impose on any one.—Old soldier, a bottle emptied at a sitting: a cigar-stump. [O. Fr. soldier (Fr. soldat)—L. solidus, a piece of money, the pay of a soldier.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'soldier' in Nouns Frequency: #870
The numerical value of soldier in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of soldier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
I thought that might be something appropriate to sing to honor and respect the remains of that soldier and also the uniformed soldier.
And now, like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career, and just fade away...an old soldier who tried to do his duty, as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye.
I state here that this soldier is not a murderer, and that prosecution on a murder clause would be a total loss of control, someone got confused between the bad guys and good guys .. and I intend to ensure that the soldier has a just trial and not a show trial.
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Translations for soldier
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- جندي, عسكريArabic
- əsgər, soldatAzerbaijani
- салдат, воінBelarusian
- войник, воин, солдатBulgarian
- དམག་མིTibetan Standard
- soldatCatalan, Valencian
- Soldatin, Bausoldat, SoldatGerman
- φρουρός, στρατιώτης, φύλακας, εθνοφρουρόςGreek
- soldato, soldatiEsperanto
- sõdur, sõjaväelaneEstonian
- sotilas, soturi, solttu, pelastussotilasFinnish
- soldat, mouilletteFrench
- soldaatWestern Frisian
- laochan, saighdear, freiceadanScottish Gaelic
- soldaHaitian Creole
- prajurit, tentara, serdaduIndonesian
- hermaður, dátiIcelandic
- 兵隊, 軍人, 兵士, 警備員, 従軍するJapanese
- жауынгер, сарбаз, әскер, солдат, ұланKazakh
- 군인, 軍人Korean
- سهرباز, چهکمهبۆر, عهسکهر, باڵبازKurdish
- черик, черүү, жоокер, солдатKyrgyz
- ZaldotLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kareivis, karavīrsLatvian
- askar, hulubalang, perajurit, tenteraMalay
- barnesoldat, soldatNorwegian
- soldaat, heilsoldate, soldate, heilsoldaatDutch
- barnesoldat, soldatNorwegian Nynorsk
- siláo, siláołtsooí, łééchąąʼí yił níniiNavajo, Navaho
- żołnierz, wojakPolish
- sudà, suldo, schuldà, schuldo, schuldau, sudoRomansh
- militar, ostaș, soldatRomanian
- военнослужащий, солдафон, военный, охранник, часовой, страж, караульный, солдат, воин, вояка, служитьRussian
- војникиња, vojak, војнослужац, vojnik, vojnikinja, војак, vojnoslužac, војникSerbo-Croatian
- සොල්දාදුවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- vojak, vojákinjaSlovene
- солдат, сарбоз, аскарTajik
- esğer, soldatTurkmen
- солдат, сугышчыTatar
- جەڭچىUyghur, Uighur
- солдат, воїнUkrainian
- soldat, askarUzbek
- người lính, bộ độiVietnamese
- jisoldat, soldat, hisoldatVolapük
- סאָלדאַט, זעלנערYiddish
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