Definition of soldier
1a : one engaged in military service and especially in the armyb : an enlisted man or womanc : a skilled warrior
2 : a militant leader, follower, or worker
3a : one of a caste of wingless sterile termites usually differing from workers in larger size and head and long jawsb : one of a type of worker ants distinguished by exceptionally large head and jaws
4\ˈsō-jər, ˈsōl-\ : one who shirks work
soldierlyplay \ˈsōl-jər-lē\ adjective or adverb
soldiershipplay \ˈsōl-jər-ˌship\ noun
Examples of soldier in a sentence
Many soldiers were wounded in combat.
one of the goals of war is to keep as many soldiers as possible from being killed
Recent Examples of soldier from the web
An article on Saturday about Canadian soldiers from the 228th Overseas Battalion who played professional hockey during World War I misidentified the championship the Montreal Canadiens won in 1917.
Muscat said the two hijackers had one hand grenade and one pistol on them and a second pistol was found on the plane when it was searched by Maltese soldiers.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Civilians and Army soldiers watch during a performance by the Lt.
An Afghan defense official said the gunman was an Afghan soldier and the motive for the killings wasn't immediately clear.
The sentry positions, stocked with junior soldiers — some of whom had to look up Helmand province on the Internet before deploying — are the only evidence that Shorab is in a combat zone.
He also was involved in the death of a U.S. soldier in a separate incident.
The patrol walked down a trail, and a soldier stepped on a pressure plate.
The beads of their rifles leveled on individual Japanese soldiers.
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Origin and Etymology of soldier
Middle English soudeour, from Anglo-French soudeer, soudeour mercenary, from soudee shilling's worth, wage, from sou, soud shilling, from Late Latin solidus solidus
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of soldier
soldieringplay \ˈsōl-jə-riŋ, ˈsōlj-riŋ\
1a : to serve as a soldierb : to behave in a soldierly mannerc : to push doggedly forward —usually used with on soldiered on to the end
2 : to make a pretense of working while really loafing
First Known Use of soldier
SOLDIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of soldier for English Language Learners
: a person who is in the military : a member of an army
SOLDIER Defined for Kids
Definition of soldier for Students
: a person in military service and especially an enlisted person who is in the army
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