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in·fan·try

 (ĭn′fən-trē)
n. pl. in·fan·tries
1. The branch of an army made up of units trained to fight on foot.
2. Soldiers armed and trained to fight on foot: The general ordered his infantry to attack.
3. A unit, such as a regiment, of such soldiers: Company B of the 7th Infantry.

[French infanterie, from Old French, from Old Italian infanteria, from infante, youth, foot soldier, from Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant.]
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infantry

(ˈɪnfəntrɪ)
n, pl -tries
(Military)
a. soldiers or units of soldiers who fight on foot with small arms
b. (as modifier): an infantry unit.
[C16: from Italian infanteria, from infante boy, foot soldier; see infant]
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in•fan•try

(ˈɪn fən tri)

n., pl. -tries.
1. soldiers or military units that fight on foot.
2. a branch of an army composed of such soldiers.
[1570–80; < Middle French < Italian (in)fanteria, derivative of (in)fant(e) boy, foot-soldier]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infantry - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on footinfantry - an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot; "there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot"
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
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"
paratroops - infantry trained and equipped to parachute
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infantry

noun infantrymen, foot soldiers The infantry were advancing to attack the ridge.
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Translations
pěchota
infanterifodfolk
jalkaväki
pješadija
gyalogság
fótgönguliî
歩兵
보병
pėstininkai
kājnieki
pechota
pehota
infanteri
กองทหารราบ
bộ binh

infantry

[ˈɪnfəntrɪ] Ninfantería f
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infantry

[ˈɪnfəntri] ninfanterie f
the infantry → l'infanterieinfantry division n (in army)division f d'infanterie
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infantry

n (Mil) → Infanterie f, → Fußtruppe f (Hist)
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infantry

[ˈɪnfntrɪ] nfanteria
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infantry

(ˈinfəntri) noun or noun plural
(the part of an army consisting of) foot-soldiers. The infantry was/were sent on ahead, with the artillery following in the rear.
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infantry

سِلَاحُ الـمُشَاةُ pěchota infanteri Infanterie πεζικό infantería jalkaväki infanterie pješadija fanteria 歩兵 보병 infanterie infanteri piechota infantaria пехота infanteri กองทหารราบ piyade bộ binh 步兵
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References in classic literature ?
Having four feet, these managed rather better than the foot-soldiers: but even THEY stumbled now and then; and it seemed to be a regular rule that, whenever a horse stumbled the rider fell off instantly.
To complicate the affair, in different parts of the crowd behind the foot-soldiers, two terrorists had bombs explode on their persons.
Some explained this on the ground that the loyal foot-soldiers, witnessing the attack on the royal carriage, had opened fire on the traitors.
At every tree he made a blow, of course, as at a foot-soldier; and just as he was making the cut “St.
A little before dusk a woman in grey, striding like a foot-soldier, and bearing on her arm a long pole, crashed through the orchard calling for food.