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sol·dier

 (sōl′jər)
n.
1. One who serves in an army.
2. An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer.
3. An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization.
4.
a. A nonreproductive ant or termite that has a large head and powerful jaws.
b. One of a group of honeybees that swarm in defense of a hive.
intr.v. sol·diered, sol·dier·ing, sol·diers
1. To be or serve as a soldier.
2. To make a show of working in order to escape punishment.
Phrasal Verb:
soldier on
To continue to do something, especially when it is difficult or tedious; persevere: "As Russia decayed, these Siberians soldiered on, finding ways to live and enjoy life" (Jeffrey Tayler).

[Middle English soudier, mercenary, from Anglo-Norman soudeour, soldeier and Old French soudoior, soudier, both from Old French sol, soud, sou, from Late Latin solidum, soldum, pay, from solidus, solidus; see solidus.]

sol′dier·ship′ n.

soldier

(ˈsəʊldʒə)
n
1. (Military)
a. a person who serves or has served in an army
b. Also called: common soldier a noncommissioned member of an army as opposed to a commissioned officer
2. a person who works diligently for a cause
3. (Law) a low-ranking member of the Mafia or other organized crime ring
4. (Zoology) zoology
a. an individual in a colony of social insects, esp ants, that has powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony, crushing large food particles, etc
b. (as modifier): soldier ant.
5. (Cookery) informal a strip of bread or toast that is dipped into a soft-boiled egg
vb (intr)
6. (Military) to serve as a soldier
7. obsolete slang to malinger or shirk
[C13: from Old French soudier, from soude (army) pay, from Late Latin solidus a gold coin, from Latin: firm]

sol•dier

(ˈsoʊl dʒər)

n.
1. a person engaged in military service.
2. an enlisted man or woman, as distinguished from a commissioned officer.
3. a person of military skill or experience.
4. a person dedicated to a cause.
5. a low-ranking member of a crime organization.
6. a member of a caste of sexually underdeveloped female ants or termites specialized, as with powerful jaws, to defend the colony from invaders.
v.i.
7. to act or serve as a soldier.
8. to loaf while pretending to work.
9. soldier on, to persist steadfastly.
[1250–1300; Middle English souldiour < Old French soudier, so(l)dier=soulde pay (< Latin solidus; compare sol2) + -ier -ier2]
sol′dier•li•ness, n.
sol′dier•ly, adj.

sol·dier

(sōl′jər)
A sexually undeveloped form of certain ants and termites, having a large head and powerful jaws that serve as fighting weapons.

soldier

  • bombardier - First denoted a soldier in charge of a bombard, an early form of cannon.
  • functional shift - The process by which words change parts of speech without the addition of a prefix or suffix, as in soldier on, the verb, being created from soldier, the noun.
  • guerrilla, gorilla - Guerrilla is from a Spanish diminutive of guerra, "war," and refers to a soldier of an independent armed resistance force; gorilla is the ape.
  • military - Based on Latin miles, "soldier."

soldier


Past participle: soldiered
Gerund: soldiering

Imperative
soldier
soldier
Present
I soldier
you soldier
he/she/it soldiers
we soldier
you soldier
they soldier
Preterite
I soldiered
you soldiered
he/she/it soldiered
we soldiered
you soldiered
they soldiered
Present Continuous
I am soldiering
you are soldiering
he/she/it is soldiering
we are soldiering
you are soldiering
they are soldiering
Present Perfect
I have soldiered
you have soldiered
he/she/it has soldiered
we have soldiered
you have soldiered
they have soldiered
Past Continuous
I was soldiering
you were soldiering
he/she/it was soldiering
we were soldiering
you were soldiering
they were soldiering
Past Perfect
I had soldiered
you had soldiered
he/she/it had soldiered
we had soldiered
you had soldiered
they had soldiered
Future
I will soldier
you will soldier
he/she/it will soldier
we will soldier
you will soldier
they will soldier
Future Perfect
I will have soldiered
you will have soldiered
he/she/it will have soldiered
we will have soldiered
you will have soldiered
they will have soldiered
Future Continuous
I will be soldiering
you will be soldiering
he/she/it will be soldiering
we will be soldiering
you will be soldiering
they will be soldiering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soldiering
you have been soldiering
he/she/it has been soldiering
we have been soldiering
you have been soldiering
they have been soldiering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soldiering
you will have been soldiering
he/she/it will have been soldiering
we will have been soldiering
you will have been soldiering
they will have been soldiering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soldiering
you had been soldiering
he/she/it had been soldiering
we had been soldiering
you had been soldiering
they had been soldiering
Conditional
I would soldier
you would soldier
he/she/it would soldier
we would soldier
you would soldier
they would soldier
Past Conditional
I would have soldiered
you would have soldiered
he/she/it would have soldiered
we would have soldiered
you would have soldiered
they would have soldiered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an armysoldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
Gurkha - a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat
Anzac - a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand army corps during World War I
cannon fodder, fodder, fresh fish - soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier in a motorized army unit
color bearer, standard-bearer - the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
lobsterback, redcoat - British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution)
enlisted person - a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
flanker - a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation
goldbrick - a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
Green Beret - a soldier who is a member of the United States Army Special Forces
guardsman - a soldier who is a member of a unit called `the guard' or `guards'
Highlander - a soldier in a Scottish regiment from the Highlands
foot soldier, footslogger, infantryman, marcher - fights on foot with small arms
Janissary - a Turkish soldier
jawan - (India) a private soldier or male constable
legionary, legionnaire - a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)
man-at-arms - a heavily armed and mounted soldier in medieval times
marine - a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
militiaman - a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies
orderly - a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer; "the orderly laid out the general's uniform"
paratrooper, para - a soldier in the paratroops
peacekeeper - a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area
pistoleer - someone armed with a pistol (especially a soldier so armed)
poilu - a French soldier (especially in World War I)
point man - a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol
ranker - an enlisted soldier who serves in the ranks of the armed forces
regular - a soldier in the regular army
reservist - a member of a military reserve
rifleman - a soldier whose weapon is a rifle
Section Eight - a soldier who received a Section Eight discharge as unfit for military service
tank driver, tanker - a soldier who drives a tank
territorial - nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
Unknown Soldier - an unidentified soldier whose body is honored as a memorial
Wac - a member of the Women's Army Corps
Uriah - (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that king David could marry his wife (circa 10th century BC)
2.soldier - a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony
worker - sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
Verb1.soldier - serve as a soldier in the military
spend, pass - pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

soldier

noun fighter, serviceman, trooper, warrior, Tommy (Brit. informal), GI (U.S. informal), military man, redcoat, enlisted man (U.S.), man-at-arms, squaddie or squaddy (Brit. slang) an attack on an off-duty soldier
soldier on carry on, continue, keep going, press on, persevere, battle on, stick it out (informal), plug away (informal), stay the course, plod on The government has soldiered on as if nothing were wrong.

soldier

noun
One who engages in a combat or struggle:
Translations
جنديجُنْديجُنْدِيّ
voják
soldat
soldatisoldato
sotilas
vojnik
katona
hermaîur
兵士従軍する警備員軍人
군인
karavīrskareivis
vojak
soldat
ทหาร
người lính

soldier

[ˈsəʊldʒəʳ]
A. N
1. (Mil) → soldado mf, militar mf
common soldiersoldado mf raso
soldier of fortuneaventurero/a m/f militar
an old soldierun veterano or excombatiente
to come the old soldier with sbtratar de imponerse a algn (por más experimentado)
to play at soldiersjugar a los soldados
a woman soldieruna soldado, una mujer soldado
2. (Brit) (= strip of bread or toast) tira de pan (tostada) para mojar en los huevos pasados por agua
3. (Zool) (= ant) → hormiga f soldado, soldado m
B. VIser soldado
he soldiered for ten years in the Eastsirvió durante diez años en el Oriente
C. CPD soldier ant Nhormiga f soldado, soldado m
soldier on VI + ADVseguir adelante

soldier

[ˈsəʊldʒər]
nsoldat m
He's a soldier → Il est soldat.
toy soldier → petit soldat m
soldier on
vipersévérer dans l'effortsold out adj (COMMERCE)épuisé(e)

soldier

n
Soldat(in) m(f); soldier of fortuneSöldner(in) m(f); to play (at) soldiersSoldaten or Krieg spielen; old soldieraltgedienter Soldat; (fig)alter Kämpe; old soldiers never die(, they just fade away) (prov) → manche Leute sind nicht totzukriegen (inf)
(Zool) → Soldat m
viSoldat(in) sein, (in der Armee) dienen; after 6 years of soldieringnach 6 Jahren Dienst in der Armee; tired of soldieringdes Soldatenlebens müde

soldier

[ˈsəʊldʒəʳ]
1. nsoldato, militare m
a girl soldier → una soldatessa
toy soldier → soldatino
an old soldier (also) (fig) → un veterano
to play at soldiers → giocare alla guerra
2. vifare il soldato
soldier on vi + advperseverare

soldier

(ˈsəuldʒə) noun
a member (usually male) of an army, often one who is not an officer. The boy wants to be a soldier when he grows up.
soldier on
to keep going despite difficulties etc. There have been several power-cuts in the office, but we are trying to soldier on (despite them).

soldier

جُنْدِيّ voják soldat Soldat στρατιώτης soldado sotilas soldat vojnik soldato 兵士 군인 soldaat soldat żołnierz soldado солдат soldat ทหาร asker người lính 士兵

soldier

n soldado mf
References in classic literature ?
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is insubordination.
They had a literature of their own, and many of the men, even the common soldiers, were omnivorous readers.
By this time I could understand a few words of their strange language, and when the colonel asked me if I would prefer to remain at the post as his body servant, I signified my willingness as emphatically as possible, for I had seen enough of the brutality of the common soldiers toward their white slaves to have no desire to start out upon a march of unknown length, chained by the neck, and driven on by the great whips that a score of the soldiers carried to accelerate the speed of their charges.
I'd like to promote the private, for I believe no private should ever be in public life; and I've also noticed that officers usually fight better and are more reliable than common soldiers.
As for the common soldiers, they were so that I could not name every single one of them though I had ten tongues, and though my voice failed not and my heart were of bronze within me, unless you, O Olympian Muses, daughters of aegis-bearing Jove, were to recount them to me.
But now, ever since the Chamber invented what they called special training, and the rules and regulations for civil-service examiners, we are worse off than common soldiers.
Now, instead of a common soldier he had become a noble lord, and the people told him about all the grand doings of the town and the King, and what a beautiful Princess his daughter was.
No one except the King may go in or out, for it is prophesied that she will marry a common soldier, and the King cannot submit to that.
And he who had been captain of the guard but now was a common soldier noticed this also.
Consequently he has made a unique contribution to literature in his portrayals, in both prose and verse, of the English common soldier and of English army life on the frontiers of the Empire.
One was the common soldier with the coffee, who said simply: "I will act for you, sir.
Here he finds that commanders and common soldiers alike were alarmed by heavy losses and the dogged resistance of the Red Army.