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Meaning of "soldier" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOLDIER

From Old French soudier, from soude (army) pay, from Late Latin solidus a gold coin, from Latin: firm.
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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 SOLDIER

soldier  [ˈsəʊldʒə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOLDIER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Soldier is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb soldier in English.

WHAT DOES SOLDIER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

soldier

Soldier

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.

Definition of soldier in the English dictionary

The first definition of soldier in the dictionary is a person who serves or has served in an army. Other definition of soldier is Also called: common soldier. a noncommissioned member of an army as opposed to a commissioned officer. Soldier is also a person who works diligently for a cause.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SOLDIER

PRESENT

Present
I soldier
you soldier
he/she/it soldiers
we soldier
you soldier
they soldier
Present continuous
I am soldiering
you are soldiering
he/she/it is soldiering
we are soldiering
you are soldiering
they are soldiering
Present perfect
I have soldiered
you have soldiered
he/she/it has soldiered
we have soldiered
you have soldiered
they have soldiered
Present perfect continuous
I have been soldiering
you have been soldiering
he/she/it has been soldiering
we have been soldiering
you have been soldiering
they have been soldiering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I soldiered
you soldiered
he/she/it soldiered
we soldiered
you soldiered
they soldiered
Past continuous
I was soldiering
you were soldiering
he/she/it was soldiering
we were soldiering
you were soldiering
they were soldiering
Past perfect
I had soldiered
you had soldiered
he/she/it had soldiered
we had soldiered
you had soldiered
they had soldiered
Past perfect continuous
I had been soldiering
you had been soldiering
he/she/it had been soldiering
we had been soldiering
you had been soldiering
they had been soldiering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will soldier
you will soldier
he/she/it will soldier
we will soldier
you will soldier
they will soldier
Future continuous
I will be soldiering
you will be soldiering
he/she/it will be soldiering
we will be soldiering
you will be soldiering
they will be soldiering
Future perfect
I will have soldiered
you will have soldiered
he/she/it will have soldiered
we will have soldiered
you will have soldiered
they will have soldiered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been soldiering
you will have been soldiering
he/she/it will have been soldiering
we will have been soldiering
you will have been soldiering
they will have been soldiering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would soldier
you would soldier
he/she/it would soldier
we would soldier
you would soldier
they would soldier
Conditional continuous
I would be soldiering
you would be soldiering
he/she/it would be soldiering
we would be soldiering
you would be soldiering
they would be soldiering
Conditional perfect
I would have soldier
you would have soldier
he/she/it would have soldier
we would have soldier
you would have soldier
they would have soldier
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been soldiering
you would have been soldiering
he/she/it would have been soldiering
we would have been soldiering
you would have been soldiering
they would have been soldiering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you soldier
we let´s soldier
you soldier
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to soldier
Past participle
soldiered
Present Participle
soldiering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOLDIER


Alger
ˈældʒə
arthralgia
ɑːˈθrældʒə
Bolger
ˈbəʊldʒə
bulger
ˈbʌldʒə
changer
ˈtʃeɪndʒə
charger
ˈtʃɑːdʒə
danger
ˈdeɪndʒə
divulger
daɪˈvʌldʒə
erythromelalgia
ɪˌrɪθrəʊmɛlˈældʒə
ginger
ˈdʒɪndʒə
indulger
ɪnˈdʌldʒə
major
ˈmeɪdʒə
manager
ˈmænɪdʒə
messenger
ˈmɛsɪndʒə
ninja
ˈnɪndʒə
nostalgia
nɒˈstældʒə
passenger
ˈpæsɪndʒə
procedure
prəˈsiːdʒə
roger
ˈrɒdʒə
wilja
ˈwɪldʒə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOLDIER

solderable
solderer
soldering iron
solderings
soldi
soldier ant
soldier beetle
soldier bird
soldier crab
soldier of fortune
soldier on
soldier orchid
soldier settlement
soldier settler
soldieries
soldierlike
soldierliness
soldierly
soldiership
soldiery

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOLDIER

bombardier
brigadier
chocolate soldier
common soldier
dead soldier
foot soldier
gallant soldier
moldier
mouldier
old soldier
private soldier
randier
returned soldier
studier
tin soldier
toy soldier
Unknown Soldier
wagon soldier
water soldier
wieldier

Synonyms and antonyms of soldier in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOLDIER»

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

Translation of «soldier» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOLDIER

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

Translator English - Chinese

士兵
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

soldado
570 millions of speakers

English

soldier
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सैनिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جُنْدِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

солдат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

soldado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সৈনিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soldat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

askar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Soldat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

兵士
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prajurit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người lính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிப்பாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सैनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asker
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soldato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żołnierz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

солдат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

soldat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στρατιώτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soldaat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

soldat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

soldat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of soldier

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLDIER»

The term «soldier» is very widely used and occupies the 6.135 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of soldier
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLDIER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «soldier» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «soldier» 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 soldier

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SOLDIER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word soldier.
1
Richard Barnfield
Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.
2
Clara Barton
This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers.
3
Clara Barton
I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
4
Ishmael Beah
As a child soldier, your rights are constantly violated.
5
Orlando Bloom
My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.
6
Belle Boyd
A true woman always loves a real soldier.
7
Smedley Butler
For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.
8
James Callaghan
There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.
9
Robert Capa
I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.
10
C. J. Cherryh
A warrior is free to be a hero and pull off daring do and the soldier is irresponsible if he does it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOLDIER»

Discover the use of soldier in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to soldier and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Forgotten Soldier
An international bestseller, this is a German soldier's first-hand account of life on Russian front during the second half of the Second World War.
Guy Sajer, 2013
2
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
Ishmael Beah, 2007
3
Heart of a Soldier
From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11 ...
James B. Stewart, 2009
4
Summer of My German Soldier
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Bette Greene, 2011
5
Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
"--Michael Card, Bible teacher and musician "Girl Soldier is not fiction, yet that fact becomes harder to believe with every page we turn. This book is more than just a call to action. It is a challenge to our moral compass.
Faith J. H. McDonnell, Grace Akallo, 2007
6
Soldier
Culminating in his stint as Secretary of State in the Bush Administration and his role in making the case for war with Iraq, this is a sympathetic but objective portrait of a great but fallible man. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Karen DeYoung, 2006
7
Soldier Boys
Two boys, one German and one American, are eager to join their respective armies during World War II, and their paths cross at the Battle of the Bulge.
Dean Hughes, 2001
8
The Good Soldier
“This is the saddest story I have ever heard.” So begins Julian Mitchell’s stage adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s classic novel, The Good Soldier, a tale of deceit, delusion, and disintegrating marriage in pre-war Britain.
Ford Madox Ford, 2010
9
Soldier
The book features a detailed reference section and a free wallchart and cd of clipart.
Simon Adams, 2009
10
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the ...
Laura Wittman argues that this monument established a connection between the wounded body vulnerable to the war machine and a modern identity defined by common mortality and social alienation.
Laura Wittman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOLDIER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term soldier is used in the context of the following news items.
1
ArtsBeat | Grateful Dead Break Soldier Field Records
A version of this article appears in print on 07/06/2015, on page C3 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Grateful Dead Breaks Soldier Field Records. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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When Does Grateful Dead Tailgating Start? And Other Facts for …
SOLDIER FIELD — After 50 years, it all ends for the Grateful Dead this weekend in Chicago. Deadheads are already arriving Downtown before the band's ... «DNAinfo, Jun 15»
3
Everything You Need to Know Before Heading to Rally at Soldier Field
If you managed to snag a ticket to Wednesday's Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup rally at Soldier Field before they sold out in a matter of minutes, consider ... «NBC Chicago, Jun 15»
4
North Korean soldier walks across border to defect, South says
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Monday across the heavily fortified border that separates the two countries, South ... «CNN, Jun 15»
5
Soldier killed in Afghanistan was from Massachusetts
The last incident in which an American soldier was killed in Afghanistan was on Dec. 13, when a roadside bombing killed two U.S. troops in Parwan province. «WCVB Boston, Apr 15»
6
Canadian Soldier Killed by Friendly Fire in Iraq
A Canadian special forces soldier was killed in a friendly fire incident in Iraq, Canada's defense department said Saturday. Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron is the first ... «NBCNews.com, Mar 15»
7
Slain Ottawa Soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Honored as 'Wonderful' Man
The Canadian soldier killed in Wednesday's attack in Ottawa was a guard at the city's war memorial who posed for a photo with a smiling tourist just days before ... «NBCNews.com, Oct 14»
8
Slain soldier guarded Canada's most sacred memorial
He was a Ceremonial Guard: A soldier intended to feature in the background of photographs, not to fight terrorists. He died after being gunned down in the heart ... «New York Post, Oct 14»
9
Soldier dies after shooting herself at Virginia Army base
FORT LEE, Va. - An enraged soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects ... «CBS News, Aug 14»
10
South Korean military captures soldier suspected of killing 5
A fugitive South Korean soldier suspected of killing five members of his unit has been captured after he shot himself, bringing an end to a tense standoff. «CNN, Jun 14»

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