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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cadet  \Ca*det"\,  n. 
  1.  In  New  Zealand,  a  young  gentleman  learning  sheep  farming 
  at  a  station;  also  any  young  man  attached  to  a  sheep 
  station. 
 
  2.  A  young  man  who  makes  a  business  of  ruining  girls  to  put 
  them  in  brothels.  [Slang,  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cadet  \Ca*det"\,  n.  [F.  cadet  a  younger  or  the  youngest  son  or 
  brother,  dim.  fr  L.  caput  head;  i.  e.,  a  smaller  head  of  the 
  family,  after  the  first  or  eldest.  See  {Chief},  and  cf 
  {Cad}.] 
  1.  The  younger  of  two  brothers;  a  younger  brother  or  son;  the 
  youngest  son. 
 
  The  cadet  of  an  ancient  and  noble  family.  --Wood. 
 
  2.  (Mil.) 
  a  A  gentleman  who  carries  arms  in  a  regiment,  as  a 
  volunteer,  with  a  view  of  acquiring  military  skill  and 
  obtaining  a  commission. 
  b  A  young  man  in  training  for  military  or  naval  service; 
  esp.  a  pupil  in  a  military  or  naval  school,  as  at  West 
  Point,  Annapolis,  or  Woolwich. 
 
  Note:  All  the  undergraduates  at  Annapolis  are  Naval  cadets. 
  The  distinction  between  Cadet  midshipmen  and  Cadet 
  engineers  was  abolished  by  Act  of  Congress  in  1882. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cadet 
  n  :  a  military  trainee  (as  at  a  military  academy)  [syn:  {plebe}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cadet,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  63630 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CADET 
 
  Computer  Aided  Design  Experimental  Translator. 
 
  [Sammet  1969,  p.  683]. 
 
  (1994-11-29) 
 
 




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