recruit

Definitions

  • Recruiting Sergeant
    Recruiting Sergeant
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v recruit cause to assemble or enlist in the military "raise an army","recruit new soldiers"
    • v recruit seek to employ "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"
    • v recruit register formally as a participant or member "The party recruited many new members"
    • n recruit any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    • n recruit a recently enlisted soldier
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The recruit's farewell to his bowler The recruit's farewell to his bowler

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The origins of the soldier term "G.I." is an abbreviation for "Government Issue," which was stamped on all government kits supplied to recruits in the US Army during World War II
    • Recruit A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reënforcement. "The state is to have recruits to its strength, and remedies to its distempers."
    • Recruit Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
    • Recruit Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
    • Recruit To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
    • Recruit To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
    • Recruit 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."
    • Recruit 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: To pass U.S. Army basic training young female recruits must do 17 pushups in two minutes. Males must do 40 pushups in two minutes.
    • recruit To repair by fresh supplies; supply lack or deficiency in.
    • recruit To restore the wasted vigor of; renew the health, spirits, or strength of; refresh: as, to recruit one's health.
    • recruit To supply with new men; specifically, to supply with new men for any deficiency of troops; make up by enlistment: as, to recruit an army.
    • recruit To provision; take supplies on board of, as a vessel: as in the phrase to recruit ship. Synonyms Reinforce, replenish.
    • recruit To gain new supplies of anything lost or wasted; gain flesh, health, spirits, etc.
    • recruit To gain new supplies of men for any object; specifically, to raise new soldiers.
    • recruit To enter port for supplies, as a vessel.
    • n recruit A fresh supply of anything wasted or used, as of provisions and supplies on shipboard, etc.
    • n recruit A soldier or sailor newly enlisted to supply the deficiency of an army or a navy; one whohas newly filled a vacancy in any body or class of persons.
    • n recruit Asubstitute for something wanting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Recruit rē-krōōt′ to obtain fresh supplies: to recover in health, &c.: to enlist new soldiers
    • v.t Recruit to repair: to supply: to supply with recruits
    • n Recruit the supply of any want: a substitute for something wanting: a newly enlisted soldier
    • n Recruit the business of obtaining new supplies or enlisting new soldiers
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The city is recruited from the country.”
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
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    “In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.”
  • E. M. Cioran
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    “Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue, recruiting, recruit, from recroî/tre, p. p. recrû, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re-, + OF. clut, piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. klūtr, kerchief, E. clout,

Usage

In literature:

In the autumn, their numbers were recruited; but all the miseries of famine remained.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
A recruit gunner fired the second, which, falling short, saved our lives.
"Bamboo Tales" by Ira L. Reeves
The people are taking hold of the cotton-fields with much more heart than I had feared, after the levy of recruits two weeks ago.
"Letters from Port Royal" by Various
To recruit from Group 1 will always be difficult.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
This was as a red rag to Windham, a prominent recruit from the Whigs, who now used all the artifices of rhetoric to terrify his hearers.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
And pirates a-plenty to work her till he recruits a stronger force.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
An ailing recruit was being examined by a doctor at March Field.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
He said they used that mule in the regiment to teach recruits to ride.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
The soldiers were recruited from among the Scotch-Irish settlements west of the Blue Ridge.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
The tip given by a recruiting sergeant.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In poetry:

Then black men went as substitutes
While timid white men staid at home;
Thus swelled the ranks of all recruits,
Till bloody treason met its doom.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Then resurrection day from sphere to sphere
Sped on, with all the POWERS arisen again,
While with them came in clouds recruited hosts
Of sun-born strangers and of earth-born men.
"How I Walked Alone In The Jungles Of Heaven" by Vachel Lindsay
That button, though polish'd, won't answer quite pat,
With which the recruit first adorns his new hat,
For this I consider no part of my charge,
Though round as a trencher, and nearly as large.
"The Button" by William Hutton
With younger men he takes his stand,
To the recruiting-sergeant nigh,
Sees others chosen: lifts a hand
In hopes to catch the unwilling eye,
While his mood turns to black despair
Heedless of those that grin and stare.
"Unfit" by Katharine Tynan
Green was her Robe, and green her Wreath,
Where-e'er she trod, 'twas green beneath;
Where-e'er she turn'd, the Pulses beat
With new recruits of Genial Heat;
And in her Train the Birds appear,
To match for all the coming Year.
"Anacreontick II" by Thomas Parnell
We’ll light the lamp of hope above the alley and the slum,
And teach the poor and drill them for the war that is to come.
We’ll send our songs recruiting far beneath the western sky,
And wake the towns and let them know the day of deeds is nigh.
"As Ireland Wore the Green" by Henry Lawson

In news:

The recruitment of Trey Griffey, a wide receiver from Orlando, Fla. Has heated up in recent weeks after his strong performance at the Under Armour All-America Game.
The EPA touts the perk-filled program, but has recruited some firms with dismal environmental records.
Blink-182 recruited My Chemical Romance to join them on the Honda Civic Tour this summer and fall.
The last time the Los Angeles Clippers recruited a marquee point guard to pair with an elite power forward, the walls caved in.
Raised as Scientologists, Christie King Collbran and her husband, Chris, were recruited as teenagers to work for the elite corps of staff members who keep the Church of Scientology running, known as the Sea Organization, or Sea Org.
Recruits Clamor for More From Coaches With Less.
At the same time, the coaches concede that there is a competitive nature to the recruiting system and that they are not above using tactics to sway or hurry high school athletes in their decision-making.
Clegg and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.
Former Army Recruiter Scheduled To Die.
The school was hit with recruiting, practice and eligiblity violations.
Walrath Recruiting's " Coffee Break " offers job tips.
Walrath Recruiting Inc of Albany has joined The Saratogian's list of community bloggers.
Even with sanctions, USC nabs top-5 recruiting class, while up-and- comer UCLA struggles to finish line.
What happened to other ISU recruits who left the team.
The Florida State recruit has a three-pitch mix, with a fastball that will sit in the 90-91 mph range, though he can reach back for more at times, a curve and a changeup.
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In science:

This kinetic “on” rate k can be tuned by varying ribosome recruitment proteins such as eIF4E.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
This paper is organized as follows: Section 2 discusses the current curriculum in a sample of institutions while Section 3 discusses about the courses that are covered in initial training given by software companies to their newly recruited employees.
Approaches to Curriculum and Teaching Materials to Bring Out Better Skilled Software Engineers-An Indian Perspective
Pplacer example application using psbA reference sequences and the corresponding recruited Global Ocean Sampling (GOS) sequences showing both number of placements and their uncertainty.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
In a typical fMRI study however, not one but several sub jects are recruited from a population of interest, and scanned while submitted to the same series of stimuli.
Random threshold for linear model selection, revisited
At the same time, this component will recruit isolated nodes at a slightly faster pace, due to its larger density.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
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