cadet

Definitions

  • Cadets and Middies entering the field
    Cadets and Middies entering the field
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cadet a military trainee (as at a military academy)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

1. THE CADETS' BOAT-HOUSE AND BOATS; 2. THE BRITANNIA AND HINDOSTAN 1. THE CADETS' BOAT-HOUSE AND BOATS; 2. THE BRITANNIA AND HINDOSTAN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cadet (Mil) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission.
    • Cadet (Mil) 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.
    • Cadet A young man who makes a business of ruining girls to put them in brothels.
    • Cadet In New Zealand, a young gentleman learning sheep farming at a station; also, any young man attached to a sheep station.
    • Cadet The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son. "The cadet of an ancient and noble family."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cadet The younger or youngest son.
    • n cadet Hence One of the younger members, or the youngest member, of any organized association or institution.
    • n cadet One who carried arms in a regiment as a private, but solely with a view to acquiring military skill preparatory to a commission. His service was voluntary, but he received pay, and was thus distinguished from a volunteer.
    • n cadet A young man in training for the rank of an officer in the army or navy, or in a military school. Specifically— One who is under training for a commission in the army or navy by a course of instruction and military discipline in the United States Military Academy at West Point, or the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Cadets are nominated for admission, after examination, by the President or a member of Congress.
    • n cadet An East Indian bird, Æthopyga miles, a species of fire honey-sucker, of the family Nectariniidæ.
    • n cadet A young man who, for the sake of the practical experience to be gained, works with the men on a sheep- or cattle-farm without pay.
    • n cadet A student in engineering or any of the applied sciences who, in completion of his course (or earlier), seeks practical experience by entering the service of some large establishment where the principles be has been studying are applied, and works there for little or no pay.
    • n cadet One who prostitutes a woman and lives on her earnings as a prostitute while cohabiting with her; also, one who seduces young women and sells them to houses of prostitution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cadet ka-det′ the younger or youngest son: a member of the younger branch of a family: in the army, one who serves as a private to become an officer: a student in a military school
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. cadet, formerly capdet—Low L. capitettum, dim. of caput, the head.

Usage

In literature:

Naturally enough every cadet, before leaving his Corps, was made aware of many of the facts of this camp-life.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
They found the cadets who had been spilled picking themselves up and brushing the snow from their garments.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
General Lane came by, young, an old V. M. I. cadet.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Wise, Jr., who took command of the cadets after the wounding of Colonel Shipp, their commandant.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
Pete was a wilderness fop and a dandy, and evidently was as careful of his clothes as a West Point cadet.
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
And all those darling cadets' photographs in your room.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
The noise had summoned numerous cadets to the scene, and now George Strong, the head teacher, appeared.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
The President reviewed the cadets and made a speech to them, complimenting them on their truly excellent showing as soldiers.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
Catholic Cadet Corps, the, 159, 353.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Whilst the last Service was performing the Cadets fired three Vollies.
"The Olden Time Series: Vol. 2: The Days of the Spinning-Wheel in New England"
He was one of the 'young bloods' of Peru, and, being a cadet of a wealthy family, able to do much as he pleased.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
The Cadets de Gascogne knew the city before the evil spell of modern times was cast about it.
"Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1" by Elise Whitlock Rose
The biograph showed naval cadets marching while at the same time you heard the band music.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Was he a cadet of some reduced family?
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
All of the cadets formed a battalion of several companies, commanded by one of the older cadets, Major Ralph Mason.
"The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
The brothers had scarcely entered the Berlin Cadet.
"Good Blood" by Ernst Von Wildenbruch
Next day we were to go to West Point, where Mr. Parker is stationed and stay there all night for a cadet ball.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
He had had in their cadet days more reasons than one for his dislike.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
That was certainly no news to cadets.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
His birthright could not have comprised more than the cadet's prescriptive portion of necessity and brains.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
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In poetry:

Oh sweet--as to the toilworn man
The far-off sound of rippling river;
As to cadets in Hindostan
The fleeting remnant of their liver -
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
See at her head the Jolly Roger flutters!
"God, is she fully manned? If she's one short…"
Cadet, bargee, longshoreman, shellback mutters;
Drowned is reason that should me comfort.
"A Note On Wyatt" by Kingsley Amis

In news:

Cadet is in line to return kickoffs while Darren Sproles (hand) is out, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Previously, the visiting Cadets had trimmed a two touchdown deficit to tie the Bishops at 28-all, but now they needed a go-ahead score for hopefully a win and a berth in the Ohio Division V playoffs.
Ninety-one yards away well, it looked almost like a mile's drive from the Cadets ' vantage point.
A Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadet Ryan Long honors the memory of a fallen soldier and raises money for wounded warriors.
A Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadet honors the memory of a fallen soldier and raises money for wounded warriors.
Crowley Scholarship Helps Fund CMA Cadet .
California Maritime Academy (CMA) Cadet David Hoyt granted Crowley Maritime Corporation's Thomas B Crowley Sr.
Cadets will learn officer survival techniques, defensive tactics, firearms safety, precision driving, law enforcement technology, accident and criminal investigation, and more.
Then after mountains, Woods was off to phase three, known to cadets as "Florida.".
This puts the cadets right outside Eglin Air Force Base located in Okaloosa county, Fla. "It's also known as the jungle and swamp phase because there's a lot of swamps," Woods said.
An Oklahoma City police cadet died after an accident during a police academy training exercise, police said.
OKC police cadet dies after training accident.
Oklahoma City police cadet Kelley Chase, 38, dies after training exercise accident.
Cadet CSM Joshua Steward, of Howard High School's JROTC program, marches next to the flag during Veterans Day celebrations at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City on Friday, Nov 9.
Bridgewater Raritan EMS Cadet Corps is hosting a car wash. On October 06, 2012 at 12:44 PM.
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In science:

Form the statistician’s point of view, this approach has been used by Khatri (1970) and Cadet (1996), in the real case.
Random matrix theory and multivariate statistics
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