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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cadet, plebenoun

    a military trainee (as at a military academy)


  1. cadetnoun

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

  2. cadetnoun

    Junior, the younger or youngest son.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cadetnoun

    Etymology: cadet, Fr. pronounced cadè.

    Joseph was the youngest of the twelve, and David the eleventh son, and the cadet of Jesse. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadetnoun

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

  2. Cadetnoun

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

  3. Cadetnoun

    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

  4. Etymology: [F. cadet a younger or the youngest son or brother, dim. fr. L. caput head; i. e., a smaller head of the family, after the first or eldest. See Chief, and cf. Cad.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cadet

    ka-det′, n. the younger or youngest son: a member of the younger branch of a family: in the army, one who serves as a private to become an officer: a student in a military school.—n. Cadet′ship.—Cadet corps, parties of boys undergoing military training. [Fr. cadet, formerly capdet—Low L. capitettum, dim. of caput, the head.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cadet

    A volunteer, who, serving at his own charge, to learn experience, waits for preferment; a designation, recently introduced, for young gentlemen formerly rated volunteers of the first class. Properly, the younger son in French.

Editors Contribution

  1. cadet

    Cadet = (1) little or young male or female member(s), that's child or children, of someone/a father or a mother or of both, or in a family (2) youngest or young son/daughter/brother

    Poet John Donne has his wife plus eleven cadets in his accountability, with no money in the wallet, which pelted him into such a pass where he fell absolutely dependent on his friends.

    Submitted by asanjoy80 on April 18, 2020  

  2. CADET

    Cadet is a paramilitary Organization and voluntary organization in which we are train to become a military officer in the future Full meaning of cadet is community ambassador for developmental engagement technique initiative

    Submitted by rinat on April 11, 2021  

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  1. acted, ectad

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cadet in a Sentence

  1. West Point officials:

    There is no indication the cadet poses a threat to the public, but he may be a danger to himself.

  2. Michael Waltz:

    Now we're instructing every cadet entering Air Force Academy to not say mom and dad, to not say boyfriend or girlfriend, and this kind of drive towards gender neutrality, i think Air Force Academy should be worried about the macro aggressions against America that are happening all over the world.

  3. Michael Waltz:

    Not only do they have diversity and equity officers in the cadet chain of command, they wear a special insignia, which is exactly what the political commissars — they would wear an armband in both the Soviet army and now in the Chinese Communist military. I just think there are some really alarming parallels.

  4. Austin Police Department:

    The lack of cadet classes at APD over the last couple of years has contributed to an officer staffing shortage, in order to prioritize the Department’s ability to respond to 911 phone calls and keep the community safe, APD has had to reallocate some personnel from our support units back to patrol. The Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (SOAR) is one of the units affected by these staffing challenges and lost 3 officers who were re-assigned to patrol in the process. These officers’ duties and tasks while assigned to SOAR were to perform sex offender compliance checks, and to track down and arrest those with outstanding warrants. With the absence of these officers in the SOAR unit to assist with these tasks, the unit has limited capacity to perform these functions. There are currently 1 sergeant, 3 detectives, 1 full time civilian, and 2 part time civilians who now work in this unit.

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