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.

    Etymology: From civilien.

  2. civilian(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From civilien.

  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.

    Etymology: From civilien.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Civilian(noun)

    one skilled in the civil law

    Etymology: [From Civil]

  2. Civilian(noun)

    a student of the civil law at a university or college

    Etymology: [From Civil]

  3. Civilian(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce civilian?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say civilian in sign language?

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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

Examples of civilian in a Sentence

  1. Philip Luther:

    Widespread atrocities, in particular the vicious and unrelenting aerial bombardment of civilian neighbourhoods by government forces, have made life for civilians in Aleppo increasingly unbearable, these reprehensible and continual strikes on residential areas point to a policy of deliberately and systematically targeting civilians in attacks that constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I was given the biggest award by the Marines the other day, one of the biggest civilian awards by the Marines the other day, i was with all of the Marines, I was with the new head of the joint chiefs of staff, he's a very impressive guy, at the Waldorf Astoria the other night. I was given one of the most distinguished awards, which was a great honor for me.

  3. Shawn Crispin:

    Today's ruling against Reuters reporters Wa Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo on bogus charges marks a new press freedom low for Myanmar, the process that resulted in their convictions was a travesty of justice and will cast Myanmar as an anti-democratic pariah as long as they are wrongfully held behind bars. We call on Myanmar's civilian authorities to immediately release the journalists.

  4. Christopher Gunness:

    There are reports that large numbers of people have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp to the neighbouring area of Yalda. There are also reports of civilian casualties.

  5. Defense Mark Esper:

    The Department has made our 14 certified coronavirus testing labs available to test non DoD personnel as well and we will soon offer two additional labs for that purpose we hope this will provide excess capacity to the civilian population.

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