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soldier


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soldier  \Sol"dier\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  serve  as  a  soldier. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  pretense  of  doing  something  or  of  performing 
  any  task.  [Colloq.U.S.] 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  the  vulgar  pronounciation  (s[=o]"j[~e]r) 
  is  jocosely  preserved. 
 
  It  needs  an  opera  glass  to  discover  whether  the 
  leaders  are  pulling,  or  only  soldiering.  --C.  D. 
  Warner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soldier  \Sol"dier\,  n.  [OE.  souldier,  soudiour  souder,  OF 
  soldier,  soldoier,  soldeier,  sodoier  soudoier  soudier,  fr 
  L.  solidus  a  piece  of  money  (hence  applied  to  the  pay  of  a 
  soldier),  fr  solidus  solid.  See  {Solid},  and  cf  {Sold},  n.] 
  1.  One  who  is  engaged  in  military  service  as  an  officer  or  a 
  private;  one  who  serves  in  an  army;  one  of  an  organized 
  body  of  combatants. 
 
  I  am  a  soldier  and  unapt  to  weep.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Especially,  a  private  in  military  service,  as 
  distinguished  from  an  officer. 
 
  It  were  meet  that  any  one  before  he  came  to  be  a 
  captain,  should  have  been  a  soldier.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  A  brave  warrior;  a  man  of  military  experience  and  skill, 
  or  a  man  of  distinguished  valor;  --  used  by  way  of 
  emphasis  or  distinction.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  red  or  cuckoo  gurnard  ({Trigla  pini}.) 
  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
  See  {Termite}. 
 
  {Soldier  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  carabid  beetle 
  ({Chauliognathus  Americanus})  whose  larva  feeds  upon  other 
  insects,  such  as  the  plum  curculio. 
 
  {Soldier  bug}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  hemipterous  insect  of  the  genus 
  {Podisus}  and  allied  genera,  as  the  spined  soldier  bug 
  ({Podius  spinosus}).  These  bugs  suck  the  blood  of  other 
  insects. 
 
  {Soldier  crab}  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  hermit  crab. 
  b  The  fiddler  crab. 
 
  {Soldier  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bright-colored  etheostomoid  fish 
  ({Etheostoma  c[oe]ruleum})  found  in  the  Mississippi  River; 
  --  called  also  {blue  darter},  and  {rainbow  darter}. 
 
  {Soldier  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  small  dipterous  flies  of  the  genus  {Stratyomys}  and  allied 
  genera.  They  are  often  bright  green,  with  a  metallic 
  luster,  and  are  ornamented  on  the  sides  of  the  back  with 
  markings  of  yellow,  like  epaulets  or  shoulder  straps. 
 
  {Soldier  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  geometrid  moth  ({Euschema 
  militaris}),  having  the  wings  bright  yellow  with  bluish 
  black  lines  and  spots. 
 
  {Soldier  orchis}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  orchis  ({Orchis 
  militaris}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soldier 
  n  1:  an  enlisted  man  or  woman  who  serves  in  an  army;  "the 
  soldiers  stood  at  attention" 
  2:  a  wingless  sterile  ant  or  termite  having  a  large  head  and 
  powerful  jaws  adapted  for  defending  the  colony 
  v  :  serve  as  a  soldier  in  the  military 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Soldier,  IA  (city,  FIPS  73785) 
  Location:  41.98461  N,  95.77963  W 
  Population  (1990):  205  (112  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51572 
  Soldier,  KS  (city,  FIPS  66175) 
  Location:  39.53784  N,  95.96460  W 
  Population  (1990):  135  (56  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66540 




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