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Meaning of "grenadier" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRENADIER

From French.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRENADIER

grenadier  [ˌɡrɛnəˈdɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRENADIER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Grenadier is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GRENADIER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

grenadier

Grenadier

A grenadier was originally a specialized soldier, first established as a distinct role in the mid-to-late 17th century, for the throwing of grenades and sometimes assault operations. At that time grenadiers were chosen from the strongest and largest soldiers. By the 18th century, the throwing of grenades was no longer relevant, but grenadiers were still chosen for being the most physically powerful soldiers and would lead assaults in the field of battle. Grenadiers would also often lead the storming of fortification breaches in siege warfare, although this role was more usually fulfilled by all-arm units of volunteers called forlorn hopes, and might also be fulfilled by sappers or pioneers. Certain countries such as France and Argentina established units of Horse Grenadiers and for a time the British Army had Horse Grenadier Guards. Like their infantry grenadier counterparts, these horse-mounted soldiers were chosen for their size and strength.

Definition of grenadier in the English dictionary

The first definition of grenadier in the dictionary is a member of the senior regiment of infantry in the Household Brigade. Other definition of grenadier is a member of a special formation, usually selected for strength and height. Grenadier is also a soldier trained to throw grenades.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRENADIER


Agadir
ˌæɡəˈdɪə
balladeer
ˌbæləˈdɪə
bayadere
ˌbaɪəˈdɪə
bombardier
ˌbɒmbəˈdɪə
brigadier
ˌbrɪɡəˈdɪə
commandeer
ˌkɒmənˈdɪə
endear
ɪnˈdɪə
halberdier
ˌhælbəˈdɪə
idea
aɪˈdɪə
Judaea
dʒuːˈdɪə
Judea
dʒuːˈdɪə
Medea
mɪˈdɪə
mudir
muːˈdɪə
overdear
ˌəʊvəˈdɪə
subidea
ˌsʌbaɪˈdɪə
undear
ʌnˈdɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRENADIER

greisen
greisenisation
greisenization
greisenize
gremial
gremlin
gremmie
gremolata
Grenache
Grenada
grenade
Grenadian
grenadilla
grenadine
Grenadines
Grendel
Grenfell
Grenoble
Grenville
grenz rays

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRENADIER

beadier
bloodier
Daladier
foot soldier
handier
headier
randier
readier
shadier
soldier
steadier
studier
sturdier
threadier
tidier
tin soldier
toy soldier
trendier
Unknown Soldier
unsteadier

Synonyms and antonyms of grenadier in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «grenadier» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRENADIER

Find out the translation of grenadier to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of grenadier from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «grenadier» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

掷弹兵
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

granadero
570 millions of speakers

English

grenadier
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Grenadier
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رماة القنابل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гренадер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

granadeiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সৈনিকবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grenadier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Grenadier
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grenadier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

擲弾兵
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

척탄병
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Grenadier
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lính ném lựu đạn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எறி குண்டு வீசுபவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रेनेडीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

el bombası atan asker
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

granatiere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grenadier
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гренадер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

grenadier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

grenadier
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Grenadiervis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skoläst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Grenadier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of grenadier

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRENADIER»

The term «grenadier» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRENADIER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «grenadier» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «grenadier» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about grenadier

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRENADIER»

Discover the use of grenadier in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to grenadier and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Autobiography of an Ex-Grenadier Guardsman: Gerald ...
The record of military service of Gerald Glyn Griffiths, who served with the Grenadier Guards from August 1, 1961, until July 31, 1970 (discharged on July 31, 1973; service number, 23862933; rank, lance/corporal). For Crown and Country
Gerald Griffiths, 2012
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The Sea Serpent of Grenadier Pond
When Willy feeds the ducks at Grenadier Pond, he meets a sea serpent who enjoys eating bread crusts.
David Peacock, 1996
3
An Active Service: The Story of a Soldier's Life in the ...
The lively text is accompanied by many previously unseen photographs from private collections and is brought to life by a series of high quality and accurate drawings depicting the uniforms of the day.
Richard Dorney, 2005
4
For the Homeland: The 31st Waffen-SS Volunteer Grenadier ...
Rudolf Pencz's carefully researched account records the complete history of this rarely covered Waffen-SS formation.
Rudolf Pencz, 2009
5
German Order of Battle: Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen ...
These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945.
Samuel W. Mitcham, 2007
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The Grenadier Guards
General Sir David Fraser tells the story of this famous regiment; their beginnings, customs, battles and traditions from their formation as 'The Royal Regiment of Guards' in 1656 down to our own times.
David Fraser, 1989
7
Galicia Division: the Waffen-SS 14th Grenadier Division ...
Although initially Galicia's Volunteers would serve in a German sponsored military formation, in actuality the volunteers of the Galicia division wanted to engage all hostile ideologies-both from the east and west-in order to secure a free ...
Michael O. Logusz, 1997
8
Grenadiers: The Story of Waffen SS General Kurt "Panzer" Meyer
Known for his bold and aggressive leadership, Kurt 'Panzer' Meyer was one of the most highly decorated German soldiers of World War II. Successively commanding a motorcycle company, a reconnaissance battalion, a grenadier regiment, and the ...
Kurt Meyer, 2005
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Reminiscences of a Grenadier: 1914-1919
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
E. R. M. Fryer, 2009
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Once a Grenadier: The Grenadier Guards 1945-1995
The Grenadier Guards 1945-1995 Oliver Lindsay. The Regiment felt that there would be no opportunity to serve in Sharjah again. However, in 1970 the 1st Battalion Scots Guards, destined for a tour there, was well below strength.
Oliver Lindsay, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRENADIER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term grenadier is used in the context of the following news items.
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Limestone District varsity club scores improbable comeback win …
On the ensuing convert attempt, however, Grenadier Harry Robinson got a paw on Daynar Facey's kick, deflecting it wide left. On Kingston's ... «The Kingston Whig-Standard, Jul 15»
2
Life in Toronto's High Park, a city unto itself
... just by showing up — those who spread out on the hill near Grenadier Pond on summer afternoons, or who skate on the pond in winter. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
3
A-peering as if by magic...
The Lord Chancellor, the Queen of the Fairies and Private Willis of the Grenadier Guards will all be on parade at Lytham Hall next Tuesday ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Jul 15»
4
Queen Elizabeth's Corgis: A History
Five days later, she attacked Alfred Edge, a Grenadier Guard and palace sentry. A brief halt in the violence, and then: a corgi belonging to the Queen Mother ... «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
5
Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of July 10–12
Brad Mehldau continues a European tour with his trio—bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard—with performances at Warsaw ... «Nonesuch Records, Jul 15»
6
Chris Selley: Toronto should learn from Conrad the raccoon
... already too many; play road hockey or skate on Grenadier Pond, while remaining fully compliant with the law; use an e-scooter, at any speed, ... «National Post, Jul 15»
7
Soldier goes courtside at Wimbledon
He has also performed public guard duties alongside the Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. For the past two weeks ... «The Oxford Times, Jul 15»
8
Fundraising efforts are in memory of Lee
Lee was a former Bexhill High pupil who joined the Queen's Grenadier Guards having passed out at the age of 21. He served in Afghanistan, ... «Bexhill Observer, Jul 15»
9
Jobs boost as Derbyshire firm engineers moves into bigger premises
Wounded Grenadier Guards soldier works with Prince's Trust... 1 ... Wounded Grenadier Guards soldier works with Prince's Trust to help Derby ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
Lt.-Gen. Michael Hood Named New Royal Canadian Air Force …
Hood started his military career in the infantry as a guardsman with the Canadian Grenadier Guards before enrolling in the Regular Force and ... «Huffington Post Canada, Jul 15»

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