a person who serves in an army; a person engaged in military service.
an enlisted man or woman, as distinguished from a commissioned officer:
the soldiers’ mess and the officers’ mess.
a person of military skill or experience:
George Washington was a great soldier.
a person who contends or serves in any cause:
a soldier of the Lord.
Also called button man. Slang. a low-ranking member of a crime organization or syndicate.
a member of a caste of sexually underdeveloped female ants or termites specialized, as with powerful jaws, to defend the colony from invaders.
a similar member of a caste of worker bees, specialized to protect the hive.
a brick laid vertically with the narrower long face out.
Compare rowlock (def 2).
Informal. a person who avoids work or pretends to work; loafer; malingerer.
verb (used without object)
to act or serve as a soldier.
Informal. to loaf while pretending to work; malinger:
He was soldiering on the job.
soldier on, to persist steadfastly in one’s work; persevere:
to soldier on until the work is done.
a person who serves or has served in an army
Also called common soldier. a noncommissioned member of an army as opposed to a commissioned officer
a person who works diligently for a cause
a low-ranking member of the Mafia or other organized crime ring
an individual in a colony of social insects, esp ants, that has powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony, crushing large food particles, etc
(as modifier): soldier ant
(informal) a strip of bread or toast that is dipped into a soft-boiled egg
to serve as a soldier
(obsolete, slang) to malinger or shirk
noun, plural soldieries for 2. 1. soldiers collectively. 2. a body of soldiers. 3. military training or skill. noun (pl) -dieries 1. soldiers collectively 2. a group of soldiers 3. the profession of being a soldier
noun, plural soldi [sol-dee; Italian sawl-dee] /ˈsɒl di; Italian ˈsɔl di/ (Show IPA) 1. a former copper coin of Italy, the twentieth part of a lira, equal to five centesimi. noun (pl) -di (-diː; Italian) (-di) 1. a former Italian copper coin worth one twentieth of a lira
adjective 1. having all tickets sold, as for a performance or engagement.
adjective 1. being the only one; only: the sole living relative. 2. being the only one of the kind; unique; unsurpassed; matchless: the sole brilliance of the gem. 3. belonging or pertaining to one individual or group to the exclusion of all others; exclusive: the sole right to the estate. 4. functioning automatically or with […]