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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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I was almost ashamed to look my poor disappointed cadet in the face.
By-and-by she will know the art like a West Point cadet, and will exercise it as fearlessly.
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.
Jack Maldon's departure for India, whither he was going as a cadet, or something of that kind: Mr.
de Chevalier Dessessart to admit D'Artagnan as a cadet in his company of Guards.
Bertram is certainly well off for a cadet of even a baronet's family.
After the shouting had died away Hira Singh rose to reply, for he was the cadet of a royal house, the son of a king's son, and knew what was due on these occasions.
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.
He was indeed a scion of one of the very oldest families in the kingdom, though his branch was a cadet one which had separated from the northern Musgraves some time in the sixteenth century, and had established itself in western Sussex, where the Manor House of Hurlstone is perhaps the oldest inhabited building in the county.
We parted, he to his island, where I am sure he thought of the weeping child who had embraced him so affectionately at parting in Moscow; and I was sent off to the cadet corps, where I found nothing but roughness and harsh discipline.
You see yours is already an officer in the Guards, while my Nicholas is going as a cadet.
Though of more than average height, he was handsome and agile, and he would have been an altogether exemplary cadet had it not been for his quick temper.