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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

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

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

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
Dan Lipinski

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
Stonewall Jackson
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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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