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ca·det

 (kə-dĕt′)
n.
1.
a. A student at a military school or in a military program training to be an officer.
b. A student training to be a police officer.
2.
a. A younger son or brother.
b. A youngest son.

[French, from dialectal capdet, captain, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·det′ship′ n.

cadet

(kəˈdɛt)
n
1. (Military) a young person undergoing preliminary training, usually before full entry to the uniformed services, police, etc, esp for officer status
2. (Military) a school pupil receiving elementary military training in a school corps
3. (Historical Terms) (in England and in France before 1789) a gentleman, usually a younger son, who entered the army to prepare for a commission
4. a younger son or brother
5. cadet branch the family or family branch of a younger son
6. (Agriculture) (in New Zealand) a person learning sheep farming on a sheep station
[C17: from French, from dialect (Gascon) capdet captain, ultimately from Latin caput head]
caˈdetship n

ca•det

(kəˈdɛt)

n.
1. a student in a national service academy or private military school or on a training ship.
2. a student in training for service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard.
3. a trainee in a business or profession.
4. a younger son or brother.
5. the youngest son.
6. Slang. a pimp.
[1600–10; < French < Gascon capdet chief, captain (referring to the younger sons of noble families)]
ca•det′ship, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cadet - a military trainee (as at a military academy)cadet - a military trainee (as at a military academy)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
midshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in training
trainee - someone who is being trained
Translations
طالب طالِبُ مَدْرَسَةٍ عَسْكَرِيَّهطَالِبٌ عَسْكَرِيّقُوَّةُ طُلاب مَدْرَسَةٍ عَسْكَرِيَّهمُتَدَرِّب عَسْكَري
kadetkadetní
kadetkadet-officerselev
kadetti
kadet
kadét
kadett-kadett, nemikadett, nemi í herskóla
生徒
생도
kadetaskarinį parengimą lankantis moksleivis
audzēkniskadetskafejnīcakursants
kadetkadetský
kadett
นักเรียนทหาร
askeri eğitim gören öğrenciaskeri öğrenciharb okulu/polis koleji öğrencisikadet
học viên trường sĩ quan

cadet

[kəˈdet]
A. N
1. (Mil etc) → cadete m
2. (= younger son) → hijo m menor
B. CPD cadet corps N (Brit) (in school) → cuerpo m de alumnos que reciben entrenamiento militar (Police) → cuerpo m de cadetes
cadet school Nescuela f en la que se ofrece instrucción militar

cadet

[kəˈdɛt]
n
(= soldier) → élève m officier
(= policeman) police cadet → élève m agent de police
modif
a cadet officer → un élève officiercadet school nécole f militaire

cadet

n
(Mil etc) → Kadett m; cadet schoolKadettenanstalt f

cadet

[kəˈdɛt] n (Mil) → cadetto
police cadet → allievo poliziotto

cadet

(kəˈdet) noun
1. a student in a military, naval or police school. an army cadet; a police cadet.
2. a schoolboy taking military training.
adjective
a school cadet force.

cadet

طَالِبٌ عَسْكَرِيّ kadet kadet Kadett μαθητής στρατιωτικής σχολής cadete kadetti cadet kadet cadetto 生徒 생도 cadet kadett kadet cadete курсант kadett นักเรียนทหาร askeri öğrenci học viên trường sĩ quan 军官学校学生
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When on leaving College the cadets were received by the Emperor, he did not again refer to Kasatsky's offence, but told them all, as was his custom, that they should serve him and the fatherland loyally, that he would always be their best friend, and that when necessary they might approach him direct.
TOM joined the new order of Cadets of Temperance, being attracted by the showy character of their "regalia." He promised to abstain from smoking, chewing, and profanity as long as he remained a mem- ber.
My dear sir, you ought to know that every elder brother looks upon the cadets of the house as his natural enemies, who deprive him of so much ready money which ought to be his by right.
As I walked about there I congratulated myself that I had not brought some Lincoln girl who would talk during the waits about the junior dances, or whether the cadets would camp at Plattsmouth.
Why, I thought the king was dead, I thought you were in Gaul and couldn't get home, I thought there was a revolution; in the fantastic frenzy of these dreams, I thought that Clarence and I and a hand- ful of my cadets fought and exterminated the whole chivalry of England!
The new governor appears to have taken no active part in the war that was going on; although, at one period, he talked of marching against the enemy at the head of his company of cadets. But, on the whole, he probably concluded that it was more befitting a governor to remain quietly in our chair, reading the newspapers and official documents."
The term of study at this institution, which the State requires from all cadets, is four years; but, whether it be from the rigid nature of the discipline, or the national impatience of restraint, or both causes combined, not more than half the number who begin their studies here, ever remain to finish them.
And upon my honour there is great justice in the cadet's observation."
"I wasn't long in the artillery; I'm a cadet retired," he said, and he began to explain how he had failed in his examination.
(John was an old servant, and had known his master when he was the cadet of the house, therefore, he often gave him his Christian name)--"I knew what Mr.
"You see yours is already an officer in the Guards, while my Nicholas is going as a cadet. There's no one to interest himself for him.
Any glamour which may have attached to cadet life in Poe's eyes was speedily lost, for discipline at West Point was never so severe nor were the accommodations ever so poor.