verb (used without object)
to enroll, usually voluntarily, for military service:
He decided to enlist in the Marines.
to enter into some cause, enterprise, etc.
verb (used with object)
to engage for military service:
to enlist men for the army.
to secure (a person, services, etc.) for some cause, enterprise, etc.:
They enlisted us to serve as ushers at the meeting.
to enter or persuade to enter into an engagement to serve in the armed forces
(transitive) to engage or secure (a person, his services, or his support) for a venture, cause, etc
(intransitive) foll by in. to enter into or join an enterprise, cause, etc
1590s, from en- (1) “make, put in” + list (n.). Possibly suggested by Dutch inlijsten “to write on a list.” Related: Enlisted; enlisting.
noun 1. any member of the U.S. armed services who is not a commissioned officer or a warrant officer, especially one ranking below a noncommissioned officer or a petty officer. noun 1. (US) a serviceman who holds neither a commission nor a warrant and is not under training for officer rank as a cadet or […]
noun 1. any female member of the U.S. armed services who is not a commissioned officer or a warrant officer, especially one ranking below a noncommissioned officer or a petty officer.
[en-lis-tee] /ɛn lɪsˈti/ noun 1. a person who for military service. Compare . 2. an or woman.
[en-list-muh nt] /ɛnˈlɪst mənt/ noun 1. the period of time for which one is committed to military service. 2. an act of . n. 1765, from enlist + -ment.