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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recruit  \Re*cruit"\,  n. 
  1.  A  supply  of  anything  wasted  or  exhausted;  a 
  The  state  is  to  have  recruits  to  its  strength,  and 
  remedies  to  its  distempers.  --Burke. 
  2.  Specifically,  a  man  enlisted  for  service  in  the  army;  a 
  newly  enlisted  soldier. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recruit  \Re*cruit"\  (r?*kr?t"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Recruited}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Recruiting}.]  [F.  recruter,  corrupted  (under 
  influence  of  recrue  recruiting,  recruit,  from  recro[^i]/tre, 
  p.  p.  recr[^u],  to  grow  again)  from  an  older  recluter 
  properly,  to  patch,  to  mend  (a  garment);  pref.  re-  +  OF  clut 
  piece,  piece  of  cloth;  cf  Icel.  kl[=u]tr  kerchief,  E. 
  1.  To  repair  by  fresh  supplies,  as  anything  wasted;  to  remedy 
  lack  or  deficiency  in  as  food  recruits  the  flesh;  fresh 
  air  and  exercise  recruit  the  spirits. 
  Her  cheeks  glow  the  brighter,  recruiting  their 
  color.  --Glanvill. 
  2.  Hence  to  restore  the  wasted  vigor  of  to  renew  in 
  strength  or  health;  to  reinvigorate. 
  3.  To  supply  with  new  men,  as  an  army;  to  fill  up  or  make  up 
  by  enlistment;  as  he  recruited  two  regiments;  the  army 
  was  recruited  for  a  campaign;  also  to  muster;  to  enlist; 
  as  he  recruited  fifty  men.  --M.  Arnold. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recruit  \Re*cruit"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  gain  new  supplies  of  anything  wasted;  to  gain  health, 
  flesh,  spirits,  or  the  like  to  recuperate;  as  lean 
  cattle  recruit  in  fresh  pastures. 
  2.  To  gain  new  supplies  of  men  for  military  or  other  service; 
  to  raise  or  enlist  new  soldiers;  to  enlist  troops. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  recently  enlisted  soldier 
  2:  any  new  member  or  supporter  (as  in  the  armed  forces)  [syn:  {enlistee}] 
  v  1:  register  formally;  as  a  participant  or  member  [syn:  {enroll}, 
  {inscribe},  {enter},  {enrol}] 
  2:  seek  to  employ;  "The  lab  director  recruited  an  able  crew  of 
  3:  cause  to  assemble  or  enlist;  "raise  an  army"  [syn:  {conscript}, 
  {levy},  {raise}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RECRUIT,  n.  A  person  distinguishable  from  a  civilian  by  his  uniform 
  and  from  a  soldier  by  his  gait. 
  Fresh  from  the  farm  or  factory  or  street, 
  His  marching,  in  pursuit  or  in  retreat, 
  Were  an  impressive  martial  spectacle 
  Except  for  two  impediments  --  his  feet. 
  Thompson  Johnson 

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