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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. Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
  12. A man engaged in militar service; a private as distinguished from a commissioned officer.
  13. To serve in the army; colloquially, make a pretense of work.
  14. Soldierly.
  15. A man engaged in military service: a private, as distinguished from an officer: a man of much military experience or of great valor.
  16. Man engaged in military service; warrior.
  17. To be a soldier.
  18. To pretend to work; shirk.
  19. A man engaged in military service; a warrior; a private as distinguished from an officer.
  20. A man engaged in military service; a private or common soldier; a man of military experience or distinguished valour.
  21. A man engaged in military service; a warrior; one engaged in war.
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Usage examples for soldier

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