grenadier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grenadier deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail
    • n grenadier an infantryman equipped with grenades
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grenadier (Zoöl) A bright-colored South African grosbeak (Pyromelana orix), having the back red and the lower parts black.
    • Grenadier (Zoöl) Any marine fish of the genus Macrurus, in which the body and tail taper to a point; they mostly inhabit the deep sea; -- called also onion fish, and rat-tail fish.
    • Grenadier (Mil) Originaly, a soldier who carried and threw grenades; afterward, one of a company attached to each regiment or battalion, taking post on the right of the line, and wearing a peculiar uniform. In modern times, a member of a special regiment or corps; as, a grenadier of the guard of Napoleon I. one of the regiment of Grenadier Guards of the British army, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grenadier Originally, a soldier who threw hand-grenades. Soldiers of long service and acknowledged bravery were selected for this duty. They were the foremost in assaults. At first there were only a few grenadiers in each regiment, but companies of grenadiers were formed in France in 1670, and in England a few years later. When hand-grenades went out of general use, the name was still retained for the company, the members of which were of great stature and were distinguished by a particular uniform, as for instance the high bearskin cap. In the British and French armies the grenadier company was the first of each battalion. Now the companies of a battalion or a regiment are equalized in size and other matters, and the title in the British army remains only to the regiment of Grenadier Guards.
    • n grenadier A South African weaver-bird, Ploceus (Pyromelana) oryx: so called from its brilliant red and black plumage.
    • n grenadier A fish, Macrurus fabricii or M. rupestris, found in deep water of the North Atlantic. Also called rattail.
    • n grenadier plural The family Macruridæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grenadier gren-a-dēr′ (orig.) a soldier who threw grenades: then, a member of the first company of every battalion of foot: now only used as the title of the first three battalions of the foot-guards.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. grenadier. See Grenade

Usage

In literature:

It was the lacerated thigh of a grenadier, whose flesh had been torn off by a hand-grenade.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The Grenadier Guards Hospital is further down the row on the same side.
"Westminster" by Sir Walter Besant
It's to the tune of `The British Grenadiers.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
She had the tread of a grenadier and the voice of an angel.
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
Here, in the walled enclosures, the 66th and the Grenadiers rallied, and fought nobly.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
Also Donop's corps, Hessian grenadiers, and chasseurs.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
In the officers' mess of the Second Grenadiers, the head of the table was habitually occupied by the senior Major.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
The avenues were lined with grenadiers.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
The grenadiers and a company of the 40th presently moved out against the assailants, and the French then fell back.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
I shall send my grenadiers after him, and he shall be shot as an example to others.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
A battalion of fusiliers of the Queen Augusta Guard regiment of grenadiers in the evening took Fort 12.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
A monster British grenadier rushed on him, bayonet fixed.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
So the story must be true, all except that little bit about the grenadier leaving all the silver lying on the ground.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
The avenues were lined with grenadiers.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
She is tall enough for a grenadier.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
These, however, only engaged in a little skirmishing at a distance, and as the grenadiers advanced they retired.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
On this day, some grenadiers of the Parisian guard came, preceded by military music, to offer a gift to the Dauphin.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau
They'd make splendid grenadiers, and be an advantage to Government to 'list a lot of 'em.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Your young lady is happy enough with that grenadier of a woman in spite of the humbleness of the home.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
They held back their fire till the grenadiers were across the bridge and less than fifty yards away.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

Even as when the trackway thundered
With the charge of grenadiers,
And the blood of forty hundred
Splashed its parapets and piers . . .
"The Bridge Of Lodi" by Thomas Hardy
And at sunset the last assault was made,
Still the noble Grenadier felt not the least afraid;
But the Austrian commander sent a second summons of surrender,
Hoping that the garrison would his injunctions remember.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
They were pushing on in hot haste and no delaying,
And only two hours distant from where the Grenadier was staying,
But when he knew he set off at once for the pass,
Determined if 'twere possible the enemy to harass.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
He always refused offers of high promotion,
Because to be promoted from the ranks he had no notion;
But at last he was in command of eight thousand men,
Hence he was called the first Grenadier of France, La Tour d'Auvergne.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
So until morning he was left unmolested,
And quietly till daylight the brave Grenadier rested;
But at sunrise the Austrian commander called on the garrison to surrender,
But the Grenadier replied, "Never, I am its sole defender."
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then the next day at sunrise the tower door was opened wide,
And a bronzed and scarred Grenadier forth did glide;
Literally laden with muskets, and passed along the line of troops,
While in utter astonishment the Austrian Colonel upon him looks.
"The First Grenadier of France" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Eirik Bardal said he is honoured his family's funeral home has been loaned the regiment colours of the Winnipeg Grenadiers.
Eirik Bardal said he is honoured his family's funeral home has been loaned the regiment colours of the Winnipeg Grenadiers .
But it's what Eirik Bardal recently found and he's got the regiment colours of the Winnipeg Grenadiers hanging on permanent loan in his funeral home to prove it.
Once Grenadier 's schoolhouse is recognized as a national site of historical significance, it would be eligible for several state and federal revitalization and preservation grants, according to the Historic Preservation Office.
Grenadiers were 17th century wartime specialists whose purpose was to turn the tide and change the course of battle.
Grenadier was created in partnership with Kansas City-based independent agency Barkley.
For more information, contact Grenadier at info@GrenadierCO.com.
Articles on Larry Grenadier .
Events featuring Larry Grenadier .
Jeff Ballard, Brad Medhldau and Larry Grenadier .
Phil Grenadier Sweet Transients Fresh Sound New Talent.
On Sweet Transients Grenadier plays with tenorman Seamus Blake, pianist Ethan Iverson, his bassist brother Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart.
Late rebound basket sinks Grenadiers.
In addition she was avidly involved through the years in stock car racing, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department, and as a chaperon and seamstress for the Valley Grenadiers Drum & Bugle Corps.
Grenadiers' king Benton seals victory over Knights.
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In science:

Grenadier and Wang (2007) employed this model to extend the real options framework in order to analyze the investment-timing decisions (in an irreversible investment framework) of entrepreneurs with time-inconsistent preferences.
Consumption and Portfolio Rules for Time-Inconsistent Investors
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