What is soldier?

  • (noun): An enlisted man or woman who serves in an army.
    Example: "The soldiers stood at attention"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A soldier is one who fights as part of an organized land-based armed force; if that force is for hire the person is generally termed a mercenary soldier, or mercenary. The majority of cognates of the word "soldier" that exist in other languages have a meaning that embraces both commissioned and non-commissioned officers in national land forces.

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We Come To The River - Main Roles
1976 (Conductor David Atherton) Young woman soprano Josephine Barstow Second soldier's wife soprano Felicity Lott Rachel soprano Deborah Cook May soprano Valerie ...
Bloodshot (comics) - Plot Synopsis
... A broken soldier brought back from the brink of death by revolutionary nanotechnology, a billion nanocomputers surge through his veins like an electrical storm, tapping into the full potential of ... But while his physiology is the blueprint for the perfect soldier (able to heal, interface with technology, and even shape shift his mass), his oxygen-starved brain has lost its memories ... in Kandahar, Tehran, or New York City they will create the perfect soldier for the job, one mission at a time ...
Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business
... Universal Soldier III Unfinished Business is a 1998 direct-to-video science fiction film ... It was produced (with Universal Soldier II Brothers in Arms) as a miniseries for a potential TV series ... Like Universal Soldier II Brothers in Arms, none of the actors or crew of the original returned, but all the cast and crew from the first sequel are present ...
Pierre Fresnay - Soldier
... A soldier in the French Army during World War I, he returned to his career a hero ... However, under the German occupation of World War II, he worked for the Franco-German film company Continental, making Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Corbeau and other films ...
Soldier, Kansas - Community
... Two churches are located in Soldier the Soldier Christian Church and the Soldier Methodist Church ... Beside its post office, only one business is located in the city the Soldier Grill, a restaurant ...

More definitions of "soldier":

  • (verb): Serve as a soldier in the military.
  • (noun): A wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony.

Famous quotes containing the word soldier:

    These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    How red the rose that is the soldier’s wound,
    The wounds of many soldiers, the wounds of all
    The soldiers that have fallen, red in blood,
    The soldier of time grown deathless in great size.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The little toy dog is covered with dust,
    But sturdy and stanch he stands;
    And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
    And the musket moulds in his hands.
    Time was when the little toy dog was new,
    And the soldier was passing fair;
    And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
    Kissed them and put them there.
    Eugene Field (1850–1895)