Soldier meaning

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A member of an army, of any rank.
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To be a soldier.
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To proceed stubbornly or doggedly.
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A member of the Salvation Army.
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The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini).
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To soldier is to serve in an army or to persevere and continue on with something that is difficult.

When you are faced with obstacles to a project and you just keep on going and working through, this is an example of a time when you soldier on with your project.

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One who serves in an army.
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To be or serve as a soldier.
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A private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
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A term of affection for a young boy.
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Someone who fights or toils well.
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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.
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To continue.
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To intentionally restrict labor productivity; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished. Has also been called dogging it or goldbricking. (Originally from the way that conscripts may approach following orders. Usage less prevalent in the era of all-volunteer militaries.)
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The definition of a soldier is a person who serves in the military.

A man or a woman serving in the Army is an example of a soldier.

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An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer.
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An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization.
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To make a show of working in order to escape punishment.
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A person serving in an army; member of an army.
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One who has much military experience or military skill.
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A person who works zealously for a specified cause.
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An ant or termite of a caste having an enlarged head and jaws and serving as fighters in defense of the colony.
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To serve as a soldier.
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To shirk one's duty, as by making a pretense of working, feigning illness, etc.
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(UK, New Zealand) A piece of buttered bread (toast), cut into a long thin strip and dipped into a soft-boiled egg.
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Origin of soldier

  • Middle English soudier mercenary from Anglo-Norman soudeour, soldeier Old French soudoior, soudier both from Old French sol, soud sou from Late Latin solidum, soldum pay from solidus solidus solidus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English soudeour, from Anglo-Norman soudeer or soudeour 'mercenary', from Medieval Latin soldarius 'soldier (one having pay)', from Late Latin solidus, a type of coin.
    From Wiktionary