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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

  4. Origin: [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.

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  1. acted, ectad

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  1. Alex
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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.

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