Unknown Soldier

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Unknown Soldier

n.
An unidentified soldier killed in war and chosen to be interred with national honors as a representative of all those who died in a war.

Unknown Soldier

or

Warrior

n
(Military) (in various countries) an unidentified soldier who has died in battle and for whom a tomb is established as a memorial to other unidentified dead of the nation's armed forces

Un′known Sol′dier


n.
(sometimes l.c.) an unidentified soldier killed in battle and buried with honors, the tomb serving as a memorial to all the unidentified dead of a nation's armed forces.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Unknown Soldier - an unidentified soldier whose body is honored as a memorialUnknown Soldier - an unidentified soldier whose body is honored as a memorial
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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Unknown Soldier

Unknown Warrior n the Unknown Soldieril Milite Ignoto
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The bodies of five unknown soldiers from the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War were quietly buried on the campus of the University of Tehran last week while classes were not being held.
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