What does recruit mean?

Definitions for recruit
rɪˈkrutre·cruit

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recruit, military recruitnoun

    a recently enlisted soldier

  2. recruit, enlisteeverb

    any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

  3. enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruitverb

    register formally as a participant or member

    "The party recruited many new members"

  4. recruitverb

    seek to employ

    "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

  5. recruit, levy, raiseverb

    cause to assemble or enlist in the military

    "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"

Wiktionary

  1. recruitnoun

    A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  2. recruitnoun

    A man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  3. recruitnoun

    A hired worker

    These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  4. recruitverb

    To make an attempt to enroll or enlist new members or potential employees on behalf of an employer, organization, sports team, military, etc.

    We need to recruit' more admin staff to deal with the massive surge in popularity of our products

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  5. recruitverb

    To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; also, to muster

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  6. recruitverb

    To replenish, renew, or reinvigorate by fresh supplies; to remedy lack or deficiency in

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  7. recruitverb

    To recuperate; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recruitverb

    to repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

  2. Recruitverb

    hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

  3. Recruitverb

    to supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist; as, he recruited fifty men

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

  4. Recruitverb

    to gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

  5. Recruitverb

    to gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

  6. Recruitnoun

    a supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

  7. Recruitnoun

    specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier

    Etymology: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]

Freebase

  1. Recruit

    Recruit Co., Ltd. is a classified advertisement, publication and human resources company in Japan, founded in 1963 originally as an advertisement company specialized in university newspapers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recruit

    rē-krōōt′, v.i. to obtain fresh supplies: to recover in health, &c.: to enlist new soldiers.—v.t. to repair: to supply: to supply with recruits.—n. the supply of any want: a substitute for something wanting: a newly enlisted soldier.—ns. Recruit′al, renewed supply; Recruit′er.—adj. Recruit′ing, obtaining new supplies: enlisting recruits.—n. the business of obtaining new supplies or enlisting new soldiers.—ns. Recruit′ing-ground, a place where recruits may be obtained; Recruit′ing-par′ty, a party of soldiers engaged in enlisting recruits; Recruit′ing-ser′geant, a sergeant who enlists recruits; Recruit′ment, the act, business, or employment of raising new supplies of men for an army. [O. Fr. recruterre-, croître—L. recrescĕrere-, again, crescĕre, to grow.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. recruit

    To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment. Also, a person enlisted to make up deficiency in an army; a newly-enlisted soldier.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'recruit' in Verbs Frequency: #733

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recruit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recruit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of recruit in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Lessing:

    As Benjamin Lessing start to lock up more and more people, Benjamin Lessing're really giving fuel to the fire. Benjamin Lessing're putting more people in the hands of these prison gangs, giving them more power to recruit.

  2. Thomas Huxley:

    Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    There is less problem with the education system and more with the intention of those people who are authorized to recruit talented, educated guys as employees for the private organization

  4. Jeff Flake:

    Unless they can demonstrate some ability to actually recruit with this money, then they shouldn't be spending it. And I, myself, I'm pretty skeptical.

  5. Peter Cook:

    His potential removal from the battlefield would negatively impact ISIL's ability to recruit foreign fighters -- especially those from Chechnya and the Caucus regions -- and degrade ISIL's ability to coordinate attacks and defense of its strongholds like Raqqah, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.

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Translations for recruit

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  • تجنيدArabic
  • rekrut, rekrutovat, branecCzech
  • rekrutieren, RekrutGerman
  • varbi, rekrutoEsperanto
  • reclutar, reclutaSpanish
  • täydennys, värvätä, palkata, rekrytoida, virkistäytyä, virkistää, alokas, täydentääFinnish
  • recruter, recrue, enrôlerFrench
  • regruta, verbuvál, toboroz, újoncHungarian
  • arruolare, rimpiazzo, ricreare, rigenerarsi, reclutare, arruolato, rinvigorire, reintegro, recluta, rigenerare, rinnovareItalian
  • 新兵Japanese
  • tiroLatin
  • ika tauhouMāori
  • rekruttNorwegian
  • recrutaPortuguese
  • ре́крут, завербовать, нанять, вербовать, нанимать, новобра́нец, призывни́кRussian
  • rekrytSwedish
  • sajiliSwahili
  • 招募Chinese

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