reenlistment

noun
re·​en·​list·​ment | \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈlist-mənt How to pronounce reenlistment (audio) , -en- \
variants: or re-enlistment
plural reenlistments or re-enlistments

Definition of reenlistment

1 : the act or an instance of enlisting again (as in the armed forces) or the state of being enlisted again reenlistment of soldiers The Navy came up with the idea in 1946, mainly to hype reenlistments.— Frank Deford Troops cannot be left in the desert indefinitely, and two of the Navy carriers should be heading home in the new year, or risk a sharp drop in re-enlistments.— John Barry
2 : the period of service for which one has reenlisted a four-year reenlistment

First Known Use of reenlistment

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reenlistment

Time Traveler for reenlistment

Time Traveler

The first known use of reenlistment was in 1775

See more words from the same year

Statistics for reenlistment

Cite this Entry

“Reenlistment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reenlistment. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!