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We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Meaning of "mercenaries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MERCENARIES

mercenaries  [ˈmɜːsɪnərɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MERCENARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mercenaries 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 MERCENARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mercenaries

Mercenary

A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict, who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities by the desire for private gain."...

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MERCENARIES


catenaries
kəˈtiːnərɪz
centenaries
senˈtiːnərɪz
chicaneries
ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪz
coronaries
ˈkɒrənərɪz
dictionaries
ˈdɪkʃənərɪz
ferneries
ˈfɜːnərɪz
fineries
ˈfaɪnərɪz
granaries
ˈɡrænərɪz
legionaries
ˈliːdʒənərɪz
luminaries
ˈluːmɪnərɪz
nunneries
ˈnʌnərɪz
ordinaries
ˈɔːdənərɪz
preliminaries
prɪˈlɪmɪnərɪz
sceneries
ˈsiːnərɪz
seminaries
ˈsemɪnərɪz
septenaries
ˈseptɪnərɪz
Stannaries
ˈstænərɪz
subordinaries
sʌbˈɔːdɪnərɪz
turneries
ˈtɜːnərɪz
vineries
ˈvaɪnərɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MERCENARIES

mercantilistic
mercaptan
mercaptide
mercaptopurine
mercat
Mercator
Mercator projection
Mercator´s projection
mercenarily
mercenariness
mercenarism
mercenary
mercer
mercerisation
mercerise
merceriser
mercerization
mercerize
mercerizer
mercery

WORDS THAT END LIKE MERCENARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
confectionaries
diaries
documentaries
glossaries
itineraries
libraries
missionaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
secretaries
subsidiaries
summaries
varies

Synonyms and antonyms of mercenaries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MERCENARIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mercenaries» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mercenaries

Translation of «mercenaries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MERCENARIES

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

Translator English - Chinese

雇佣兵
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mercenarios
570 millions of speakers

English

mercenaries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भाड़े के सैनिकों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المرتزقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наемники
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mercenários
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাড়াটে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mercenaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tentera upahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Söldner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

傭兵
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

용병
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mercenaries
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lính đánh thuê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூலிப்படைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भाडोत्री सैनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

paralı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mercenari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

najemnicy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

найманці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mercenari
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μισθοφόρους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

huursoldate
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lego
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

leiesoldater
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mercenaries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MERCENARIES»

The term «mercenaries» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.802 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MERCENARIES» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «MERCENARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mercenaries.
1
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp.
2
Tommy Shaw
Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already.
3
Boris Yeltsin
Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad, are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MERCENARIES»

Discover the use of mercenaries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mercenaries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mercenaries: An African Security Dilemma
This book provides a critique of mercenary involvement in post Cold-War African conflicts. Countries discussed include Sierra Leone, Zaire, Angola, Uganda and Congo.
Abdel-Fatau Musah, Kayode Fayemi, J. 'Kayode Fayemi, 2000
2
Mercenaries
Beautiful Trinity Yeager's mission: join Nathan August's star-hopping team of mercenary soldiers.
Angela Knight, 2005
3
Mercenaries, Pirates, and Sovereigns: State-Building and ...
It is distinctively modern. In this book she examines how the present arrangement of the world into violence-monopolizing sovereign states evolved over the six preceding centuries.
Janice E. Thomson, 1996
4
Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations
With unprecedented historical range, this book examines the use of mercenaries from the courts of medieval Europe through to private security companies in modern-day Iraq, and explores the key ethical questions surrounding the mechanics of ...
Sarah Percy, 2007
5
Mercenaries: Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to ...
Includes eight pages of photographs From the Paperback edition.
Col. Michael Lee Lanning, 2007
6
Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits: An Anthology
The essays in this book come from various writers, most of whom are either based in East Africa, or are part of its diaspora, or who have worked, often as developmentalists in their own way, within Africa.
Rasna Warah, 2008
7
Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the ...
Who were mercenaries, and how were they distinguished from other soldiers? The contributors to this volume attempt to cast light on these questions.
John France, 2008
8
Mercenaries of Gor
On Gor, there are numerous mercenary companies—some larger, some smaller—whose services may be purchased or bid upon for given periods of time.
John Norman, 2014
9
Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations
The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use.
Sarah Percy, 2007
10
Farmers and Mercenaries: Book 1 of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga
Drake does a good job of developing the characters and melding their paths throughout the book. The ending was a good set up for book two so I can hardly wait to see how the story continues.
Patrick LoBrutto, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MERCENARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mercenaries is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Islamic State suspected of using Bosnia-Herzegovina village to train …
Militant Islam was little known to Bosnia's mostly secular Muslim population until the 1990s Balkans wars, when Arab mercenaries turned up to ... «Catholic Online, Jul 15»
2
Why your favorite video game series is never, ever coming back …
The open-world series "Mercenaries" took players to the war-torn Korean peninsula in 2005, and Venezuela in 2008, putting the open-world ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»
3
Buhari to VOA: Joint Anti-Boko Haram Force Operational Soon
... to the election, as Nigeria's security forces brought in foreign mercenaries from South Africa and Ukraine to fight, and troops from neighboring ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
4
Tyrant Season 2 Episode 6 Review: The Other Brother - TV Fanatic
Mercenaries work for the highest bidder, and it looks like Sammy will be looking to make a sizeable contribution to the Army of the Caliphate in ... «TV Fanatic, Jul 15»
5
Sultans of Deccan India exhibition coming to a close at the …
... and European missionaries, merchants, and mercenaries. As a result, it boasted one of the most cosmopolitan societies of the early modern ... «The American Bazaar, Jul 15»
6
Jesse Eisenberg is a stoner super-agent in 'American Ultra' - NY …
... girlfriend Kristen Stewart to combat giant military vehicles, free-falling airplanes and a fully-equipped legion of ruthless mercenaries. And as ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Behind the scenes with Boeheim's Army: 3 towels, a missing jersey …
While the Syracuse players are all friendly with one another, Boeheim's Army is mostly a group of eight (give or take) professional mercenaries ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
8
Modern APTs start at your corporate website | CSO Online
Cyber-mercenaries behind these attacks are not [only] Chinese army officers or Russian teenagers as many tend to think. They have legal ... «CSO Online, Jul 15»
9
Dead Lankan ISIS Militant Went In Guise Of Doing Relief Work - The …
While emphasizing that these are actions of misguided individuals, mercenaries or fanatics, the MCSL called upon the President to conduct a ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Kiev Needs Self-Criticism and Tough Love | Russia! Magazine
Sure, it can subcontract that out to suitable providers, from mercenaries to privateers, security guards to proxy warlords. But the key point is that ... «Russia!, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mercenaries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mercenaries>. Oct 2020 ».
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