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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 ?
I think it was so splendid in Father to go as chaplain when he was too old to be drafted, and not strong enough for a soldier," said Meg warmly.
The car- penter, who had been a soldier in the Civil War, came into the writer's room and sat down to talk of building a platform for the purpose of raising the bed.
After breakfast I made him do his lessons; play dead dog, shake hands, stand up like a soldier.
In an instant the whole camp was in motion; the meanest soldier arousing from his lair to witness the departure of his comrades, and to share in the excitement and incidents of the hour.
But the Puritan soldier and magistrate was not a man to be turned aside from his well-considered scheme, either by dread of the wizard's ghost, or by flimsy sentimentalities of any kind, however specious.
He was a soldier, legislator, judge; he was a ruler in the Church; he had all the Puritanic traits, both good and evil.
He then chucked the reins and flipped about with the whip, saying, "Now, then, it's no use playing the old soldier with me; there's the journey to go, and it's no use turning lame and lazy.
In one window there would be live geese, in another marvels in sugar--pink and white canes big enough for ogres, and cakes with cherubs upon them; in a third there would be rows of fat yellow turkeys, decorated with rosettes, and rabbits and squirrels hanging; in a fourth would be a fairyland of toys--lovely dolls with pink dresses, and woolly sheep and drums and soldier hats.
Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where out hero was buried.
We are not prepared to believe that every private soldier in a Roman army had a name of his own--because we have not supposed that he had a character of his own.
Then I heard Cathy exclaiming over Soldier Boy; and he was worthy of her raptures, for he is a wonder of a horse, and has a reputation which is as shining as his own silken hide.
When the Dragon had gone to bed, his old grandmother pulled up the stone and let out the soldier.