Meaning of soldier
Pronunciation: (sōl'jur), [key]
- 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 calleda 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 brick laid vertically with the narrower long face out. Cf.(def. 2).
- a person who avoids work or pretends to work; loafer; malingerer.
- to act or serve as a soldier.
- to loaf while pretending to work; malinger: He was soldiering on the job.
- to persist steadfastly in one's work; persevere: to soldier on until the work is done.
- soldier (Thesaurus)