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Definitions of soldier

  1. serve as a soldier in the military
  2. a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony
  3. an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; " the soldiers stood at attention"
  4. 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.
  5. Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
  6. A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction.
  7. The red or cuckoo gurnard ( Trigla pini.)
  8. 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.
  9. To serve as a soldier.
  10. To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task.
  11. A man engaged in militar service; a private as distinguished from a commissioned officer.
  12. To serve in the army; colloquially, make a pretense of work.
  13. Soldierly.
  14. A man engaged in military service: a private, as distinguished from an officer: a man of much military experience or of great valor.
  15. Man engaged in military service; warrior.
  16. To be a soldier.
  17. A man engaged in military service; a warrior; a private as distinguished from an officer.
  18. A man engaged in military service; a private or common soldier; a man of military experience or distinguished valour.
  19. A man engaged in military service; a warrior; one engaged in war.
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Usage examples for soldier

  1. " Grigosie," said Ellerey to the soldier beside him as he saw Dumitru fall. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. Why, bewildered, he was a soldier, and my father's friend. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  3. She could hear him talking to the " Captain soldier." – The Very Small Person by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  4. Without doubt you are to be given to this brave soldier, being already his. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  5. How does the old soldier make the men keep such order, I wonder! – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  6. And yet he was, perhaps, the most thoroughly scientific soldier of all those that crossed the Atlantic at this time. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  7. Give him the water, he added, as the soldier again returned. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  8. Well, the first soldier you see you must ask. – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  9. " I am a soldier," said he. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  10. I'll be a soldier, perhaps. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  11. The lead soldier was propped up against the little wire railing. – Under Padlock and Seal by Charles Harold Avery
  12. She had given her heart to this soldier, this man of riches and position. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. He's a soldier now! – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  14. You know my husband was a soldier? – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  15. He treated the wounded soldier and the prisoner- of- war with kindness. – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  16. No soldier would harm me. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  17. " That's right," said the soldier on Mr. Lavender's left. – The Burning Spear by John Galsworthy
  18. He is honest as men go in Africa, and at least he is a soldier. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  19. Such a war as my soldier never knew. – Echoes of the War by J. M. Barrie
  20. Ye've been a gude soldier, George, and faithfu'. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
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