Definitions for soldierˈsoʊl dʒər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word soldier
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person engaged in military service.
an enlisted man or woman, as distinguished from a commissioned officer.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Military
a person of military skill or experience.
a person dedicated to a cause.
a low-ranking member of a crime organization.
a member of a caste of sexually underdeveloped female ants or termites specialized, as with powerful jaws, to defend the colony from invaders.
(v.i.)to act or serve as a soldier.
to loaf while pretending to work.
soldier on, to persist steadfastly.
Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary
Origin of soldier:
1250–1300; ME souldiour < OF soudier, so(l)dier=soulde pay (< L solidus; cf. sol2) +-ier -ier2
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who is a member of a military group
soldiers at home on leave
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'soldier' in Nouns Frequency: #870
Translations for soldier
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a member (usually male) of an army, often one who is not an officer
The boy wants to be a soldier when he grows up.
- soldadoPortuguese (BR)
- der SoldatGerman
- vojnika, ratnikCroatian
- kareivis; karavīrsLatvian
- سپاهى، عسكر ، پوځىPashto
- 士兵Chinese (Trad.)
- солдат; рядовийUkrainian
- فوج کا جوان، سپاہیUrdu
- người línhVietnamese
- 士兵Chinese (Simp.)
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