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1. Soldiers considered as a group.
2. The profession of soldiering.


n, pl -dieries
1. (Military) soldiers collectively
2. (Military) a group of soldiers
3. (Military) the profession of being a soldier


(ˈsoʊl dʒə ri)

n., pl. -dier•ies.
1. soldiers collectively.
2. a body of soldiers.
3. military training or skill.


soldiership or military science or craft.
See also: War


 soldiers collectively, 1570.
Examples: the soldiery . . . all flocked unto him, 1635; full of soldiery, 1580.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soldiery - soldiers collectivelysoldiery - soldiers collectively    
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"
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
friendly - troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces; "friendlies came to their rescue"
hostile - troops belonging to the enemy's military forces; "the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
cavalry, horse cavalry, horse - troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack"
garrison - the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place


[ˈsəʊldʒərɪ] Nsoldadesca f
a brutal and licentious soldieryla soldadesca indisciplinada


nSoldaten pl, → Soldateska f (pej geh)
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