What does soldier mean?

Definitions for soldierˈsoʊl dʒər

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soldier(noun)

    an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army

    "the soldiers stood at attention"

  2. soldier(verb)

    a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

  3. soldier(verb)

    serve as a soldier in the military


  1. soldier(Noun)

    A member of an army, of any rank.

  2. soldier(Noun)

    A guardsman.

  3. soldier(Noun)

    A member of the Salvation Army.

  4. soldier(Noun)

    A piece of buttered bread (or toast), cut into a long thin strip and dipped into a soft-boiled egg.

  5. soldier(Noun)

    A term of affection for a young boy.

  6. soldier(Verb)

    To continue.

  7. soldier(Verb)

    To be a soldier.

  8. soldier(Verb)

    To intentionally restrict labor productivity; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished. Has also been called dogging it or goldbricking. (Originally from the way that conscripts may approach following orders. Usage less prevalent in the era of all-volunteer militaries.)

  9. Origin: From soudeour, from soudeer or soudeour 'mercenary', from soldarius 'soldier (one having pay)', from solidus, a type of coin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soldier(noun)

    one who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized body of combatants

  2. Soldier(noun)

    especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer

  3. Soldier(noun)

    a brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction

  4. Soldier(noun)

    the red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini.)

  5. Soldier(noun)

    one of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest. See Termite

  6. Soldier(verb)

    to serve as a soldier

  7. Soldier(verb)

    to make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task

  8. Origin: [OE. souldier, soudiour, souder, OF. soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr. L. solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a soldier), fr. solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Sold, n.]


  1. Soldier

    A soldier is one who fights as part of an organized land-based armed force; if that force is for hire the person is generally termed a mercenary soldier, or mercenary. The majority of cognates of the word "soldier" that exist in other languages have a meaning that embraces both commissioned and non-commissioned officers in national land forces.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soldier

    sōl′jėr, n. a man engaged in military service: a private, as distinguished from an officer: a man of much military experience or of great valour: a soldier-ant, beetle, hermit-crab, &c.: (slang) a red herring.—v.i. to serve as a soldier: to bully: to shirk one's work or duty: (slang) to take a mount on another man's horse.—ns. Sol′dier-crab, a hermit-crab; Sol′diering, the state of being a soldier: the occupation of a soldier.—adjs. Sol′dier-like, Sol′dierly, like a soldier: martial: brave.—ns. Sol′dier-of-for′tune, one ready to serve anywhere for pay or his own advancement; Sol′diership, state or quality of being a soldier: military qualities: martial skill; Sol′diery, soldiers collectively: the body of military men; Fresh′water-sol′dier, the Stratiotes aloides, a European aquatic plant with sword-shaped leaves.—Come the old soldier over one, to impose on any one.—Old soldier, a bottle emptied at a sitting: a cigar-stump. [O. Fr. soldier (Fr. soldat)—L. solidus, a piece of money, the pay of a soldier.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soldier' in Nouns Frequency: #870


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soldier in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soldier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nora Sithole:

    I will soldier on.

  2. Robert Valentine:

    I'm just a soldier.

  3. Ashley Marshall:

    He’s the all-American soldier.

  4. Gayla Spivey:

    He was a brave soldier up until the end.

  5. Ed Harkreader:

    There's still a name of a soldier who died.

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