What does civilian mean?

Definitions for civilian
sɪˈvɪl yəncivil·ian

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word civilian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. civilian(adj)

    a nonmilitary citizen

  2. civilian(adj)

    associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military

    "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"

Wiktionary

  1. civilian(Noun)

    A person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the military, the police, or a belligerent group.

    Three civilians were apprehended by the soldiers and taken away in a military vehicle.

  2. civilian(Noun)

    A person who does not belong to a particular group or engage in a particular activity.

  3. civilian(Adjective)

    That which is not related to the military, police or other uniformed profession

    The three detainees were actually army defectors wearing civilian clothing.

  4. Origin: From civilien.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Civilian(noun)

    one skilled in the civil law

  2. Civilian(noun)

    a student of the civil law at a university or college

  3. Civilian(noun)

    one whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical

  4. Origin: [From Civil]

Freebase

  1. Civilian

    A civilian under international humanitarian law is a person who is not a member of his or her country's armed forces or other militia. Civilians are distinct from combatants. They are afforded a degree of legal protection from the effects of war and military occupation. In US parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.

Editors Contribution

  1. Civilian

    " Self disciplined citizen, who is responsible and leads a civilized life."

    Submitted by Baloch on April 4, 2015

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'civilian' in Adjectives Frequency: #924

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of civilian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of civilian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elad Aharonson:

    This is a major step towards unmanned civilian planes.

  2. Sergey Lavrov:

    We need to fulfill the main goal: protect the civilian population.

  3. Viktor Bondarev:

    The Military Space Forces have never hit civilian targets in Syria.

  4. Ashraf Ghani:

    Precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties with this air strike.

  5. Luc Marius Ibriga:

    We would liked to have had an all-civilian government but this is realpolitik.

Images & Illustrations of civilian

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