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Definition of "soldier" []

  • One who serves in an army. (noun)
  • An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer. (noun)
  • An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization. (noun)
  • A sexually undeveloped form of certain ants and termites, having large heads and powerful jaws. (noun)
  • One of a group of honeybees that swarm in defense of a hive. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soldier" in a sentence
  • "Note that _sepoy_, as colloquially it is called, but _sipahee_, as in books it is often written, does not mean Hindoo or Hindoo soldier, but is simply the Hindoo word for _soldier_.] [Footnote 61: '_The laurelled majesty_,' &c."
  • "DOBBS: I'm not going to speak for the general, but I got to believe he's shuttering as you use the term soldier -- because these are not soldiers, these are terrorists."
  • "It was so with all the Boers; none understood the term soldier as applying to anybody except their enemy, while many considered it an insult to be called a soldier, as it implied, to a certain extent, that they were fighting for hire."