What does civilian mean?

Definitions for civilian
sɪˈvɪl yəncivil·ian

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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Mouaz Moustafa:

    It is heartening to see Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate coming together to stand against the ongoing genocidal massacres by Assad, Iran and Russia against Syrian civilians, this is the most powerful legislation aimed at civilian protection to ever pass Congress since the start of the peaceful uprising in Caesar Syria.

  2. The Russian defense ministry:

    There were no strikes against civilian infrastructure, especially against buildings where there could have been or were peaceful residents.

  3. State Mike Pompeo:

    The United States has zero tolerance for malicious cyber activity designed to undermine U.S. and international partners' efforts to protect, assist, and inform the public during this global pandemic, such activity against critical civilian infrastructure is deeply irresponsible and dangerous.

  4. Sediq Sediqqi:

    As always the Taliban have taken positions in civilian areas.

  5. Gulled Bulhan:

    I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer -- as they were in civilian clothing.

Images & Illustrations of civilian

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