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Definition of Soldier


  1. One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized body of combatants.
  2. Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
  3. A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction.
  4. The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini.)
  5. One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest. See Termite.
  6. To serve as a soldier.
  7. To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task.

Soldier Quotations

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Thomas Jefferson

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.
Mahatma Gandhi

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
Douglas MacArthur

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
Thomas Jefferson
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Soldier Translations

soldier in Afrikaans is soldaat
soldier in Danish is soldat
soldier in Dutch is soldaat
soldier in French is soldat, bidasse
soldier in German is Soldat
soldier in Italian is soldato
soldier in Latin is miles militis
soldier in Norwegian is soldat
soldier in Portuguese is soldado
soldier in Spanish is soldado
soldier in Swedish is knekt, krigare, soldat

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