What does sergeant mean?

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ˈsɑr dʒəntsergeant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sergeantnoun

    any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal

  2. police sergeant, sergeantnoun

    a lawman with the rank of sergeant

  3. serjeant-at-law, serjeant, sergeant-at-law, sergeantnoun

    an English barrister of the highest rank

Wiktionary

  1. sergeantnoun

    UK army rank with NATO code OR-6, senior to corporal and junior to warrant officer ranks.

    Etymology: From sergeant, sergeaunt, serjent, serjaunt, serjawnt, sergant, from sergeant, sergent, serjant, sergient, sergant, from servientem, accusative of serviens, from serviens, present participle of servio. More at servant.

  2. sergeantnoun

    The highest rank of noncommissioned officer in some non-naval military forces and police.

    Etymology: From sergeant, sergeaunt, serjent, serjaunt, serjawnt, sergant, from sergeant, sergent, serjant, sergient, sergant, from servientem, accusative of serviens, from serviens, present participle of servio. More at servant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sergeantnoun

    formerly, in England, an officer nearly answering to the more modern bailiff of the hundred; also, an officer whose duty was to attend on the king, and on the lord high steward in court, to arrest traitors and other offenders. He is now called sergeant-at-arms, and two of these officers, by allowance of the sovereign, attend on the houses of Parliament (one for each house) to execute their commands, and another attends the Court Chancery

    Etymology: [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, -entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See Serve, and cf. Servant.]

  2. Sergeantnoun

    in a company, battery, or troop, a noncommissioned officer next in rank above a corporal, whose duty is to instruct recruits in discipline, to form the ranks, etc

    Etymology: [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, -entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See Serve, and cf. Servant.]

  3. Sergeantnoun

    a lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; -- called also serjeant at law

    Etymology: [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, -entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See Serve, and cf. Servant.]

  4. Sergeantnoun

    a title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon

    Etymology: [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, -entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See Serve, and cf. Servant.]

  5. Sergeantnoun

    the cobia

    Etymology: [F. sergent, fr. L. serviens, -entis, p. pr. of servire to serve. See Serve, and cf. Servant.]

Freebase

  1. Sergeant

    Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organizations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term sergent. In most armies the rank of sergeant is classified by NATO as OR-5 and corresponds to command of a squad. In Commonwealth armies, it is a more senior rank OR-6, corresponding roughly to a platoon second-in-command. In the United States Army, sergeant is a more junior rank corresponding to a four-man fireteam leader, while still equivalent to OR-5. More senior non-commissioned ranks are often variations on sergeant, for instance staff sergeant, regimental sergeant major, sergeant first class, master sergeant, first sergeant and sergeant major. The spelling "serjeant" is used in a few regiments of the British Army.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sergeant

    Serjeant, sär′jent, n. a non-commissioned officer of the army and marines next above a corporal, overlooking the soldiers in barracks, and assisting the officers in all ways in the field: a bailiff: a constable: a servant in monastic offices: a police-officer of superior rank.—ns. Ser′geancy, Ser′geantcy, Ser′geantship, office of a sergeant; Ser′geant-at-arms, an officer of a legislative body for keeping order, &c.; Ser′geant-fish, the cobra, so called from the lateral stripes; Ser′geant-mā′jor, the highest non-commissioned officer, employed to assist the adjutant: the cow-pilot, a fish; Ser′geantry, Ser′geanty, a kind of feudal tenure on condition of service due to the king only; Ser′jeant-at-arms, an officer who attends upon the Lord Chancellor with the mace, and who executes various writs of process in the course of a Chancery suit: a similar officer who attends on each House of Parliament, and arrests any person ordered by the House to be arrested; Ser′jeant-at-law, formerly in England the highest degree of barrister, once with exclusive audience in the Court of Common Pleas, their proper dress a violet-coloured robe with a scarlet hood, and a black coif, represented in modern times by a patch of silk at the top of the wig.—Grand sergeanty, a tenure of lands by special honorary service to the king; Petit sergeanty, a tenure of lands by a rent or tender. [Fr. sergent—L. serviens, -entis, pr.p. of servīre, to serve.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sergeant

    The senior non-commissioned rank in the army and marines.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sergeant

    A non-commissioned officer in a company, battery, or troop, usually selected from among the corporals on account of his general intelligence and good conduct. He is vested with the command of small detachments, and sometimes with his company in the absence of his superior officers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sergeant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3720

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sergeant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3576

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sergeant' in Nouns Frequency: #1461

Anagrams for sergeant »

  1. estrange, grantees, greatens, reagents, rentages, segreant, sternage

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sergeant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sergeant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sergeant in a Sentence

  1. William Kelly:

    I remember asking, before we began the statement, what I was being investigated for. And they told me that it was going to be for using a city email account for personal business. And then later on, they said it could possibly be something about conduct unbecoming, being in internal affairs, as a sergeant and as lieutenant, I knew that those weren't things that ended people's careers.

  2. William Kelly:

    Being in internal affairs for so long as a sergeant and then again coming back as lieutenant, I knew that Internal Affairs investigations take months and months and months, sometimes over a year, i know that it takes months and months to go through the administrative process of scrutiny by different departments.

  3. President Biden:

    Sergeant Kyle King, i’m sorry you had to make the call. That telephone call that every family dreads when they have a son or daughter, husband, wife, brother, sister in uniform. Every morning they pin that badge on, go to work and expect to come home. In the back of your minds, ‘We’ll never get that call.’.

  4. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    I've lost a sergeant, we've lost a friend.

  5. Photographer Jorge Rodriguez:

    This year, we refurbished an old lifeguard stand, where we have a sergeant and detective stationed on the weekend to DJ, engage with our community and visitors and remind them of the do’s and don’ts of having a good time.

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