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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.
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 on

(intr, adverb) to persist in one's efforts in spite of difficulties, pressure, etc
يَسْتَمِر رَغْم الصُّعوبات
fortsætte ufortrødent
rendíthetetlenül tovább dolgozik
halda ótrauîur áfram
çalışmayı sürdürmek

w>soldier on

viunermüdlich weitermachen; two of them soldiered on to the topzwei kämpften sich bis zum Gipfel vor


(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).
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One day, sitting in his chief petty officer's office, a poster caught his eye promoting a Nijmegen training opportunity with Soldier On, a program which encourages rehabilitation of members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces through sport.
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