enlisted

adjective
en·​list·​ed | \ in-ˈli-stəd How to pronounce enlisted (audio) , en- \

Definition of enlisted

: of, relating to, or constituting the part of a military, naval, or air force below commissioned or warrant officers enlisted personnel the enlisted ranks

Examples of enlisted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Due to his actions, the airman received a reduction to Airman Basic -- the lowest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force (USAF). Fox News, "Alaska airman receives discipline for urinating in coffee maker: report," 20 Feb. 2020 When the first of two sailors about the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer tested positive for the virus this past weekend, dozens of the ship's senior enlisted sailors and officers were gathered to hear about social distancing. Luis Martinez, ABC News, "Some US troops complain social distancing, quarantines not being applied correctly," 19 Mar. 2020 To make matters even more elevated, Hernandez and McCollough enlisted fashion photographer Juergen Teller and graphic designer Peter Miles to develop a 3D visual concept for the campaign. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Birkenstock & Proenza Schouler Announce Spring’s New Must-Have Shoe," 9 Mar. 2020 The elder Gutierrez, who now works for FedEx Freight in Schertz, joined the Marines and served as an enlisted combat engineer in the Gulf War. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "One of San Antonio’s own killed in Afghan attack," 9 Feb. 2020 Cianciolo presented the collections at performative runway shows in galleries (or, in one instance, a Chelsea parking garage) and often enlisted friends and their children as models. New York Times, "An Artist Who Collaborates With Her 11-Year-Old Daughter," 6 Feb. 2020 Nonetheless, Trump ordered Spencer to transfer Gallagher from the brig to the equivalent of an enlisted barracks. BostonGlobe.com, "Former Navy secretary says Trump ‘has very little understanding’ of how military works," 28 Nov. 2019 Nonetheless, Trump ordered Spencer to transfer Gallagher from the brig to the equivalent of an enlisted barracks. Julie Watson, The Denver Post, "Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL case," 28 Nov. 2019 Nonetheless, Trump ordered Spencer to transfer Gallagher from the brig to the equivalent of an enlisted barracks. Julie Watson, Twin Cities, "Fired Navy Secretary Spencer criticizes Trump in SEAL case," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of enlisted

1724, in the meaning defined above

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“Enlisted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enlisted. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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enlisted

adjective
How to pronounce enlisted (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of enlisted

chiefly US : serving in the armed forces in a rank below the rank of officers

enlisted

adjective
en·​list·​ed | \ in-ˈli-stəd How to pronounce enlisted (audio) \

Kids Definition of enlisted

: serving in the armed forces in a rank below a commissioned officer or warrant officer

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