• Recruiting Sergeant
    Recruiting Sergeant
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recruitment the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
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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
    • n Recruitment The act or process of recruiting; especially, the enlistment of men for an army.
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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.
    • n recruitment The act or business of recruiting; the act of raising new supplies of men for an army or a navy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Recruitment the act, business, or employment of raising new supplies of men for an army
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The city is recruited from the country.”
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
    “In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. recruterre-, croître—L. recrescĕrere-, again, crescĕre, to grow.


In literature:

To recruit a man was to sew on a tatter.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
He tarried but a short time in New Amsterdam merely to beat up recruits for his colony.
"Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving
Large bounties were offered for volunteers, and the recruiting was earnest and energetic.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Such rubbish is an insult to the recruit's intelligence.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
The officers are recruited from all the world over.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
The 128th had been recruited from a province in the high country distant from the capital.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
And there was a call for recruits, and for still more recruits.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
The rush of the first few days was thinning down but recruits were still pouring in.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
Here the party encamped and remained for two days to recruit.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
Here recruits and supplies were received and readjusted to the needs of the scattered outposts in the Indian lands.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
By the end of December recruits only amounted to ten thousand.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
Oudh still sends many recruits to the native army, though the young men no longer enjoy the advantage of a training in 'bhumiawat'.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
Tilly, with recruited forces, was urged on to arrest the march of the conqueror.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
The company encamped here, and remained two days to recruit.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
To-day Kilpatrick detailed me to act as drill-master, and gave me the command of a detachment of recruits.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
This was an army officer named Captain Mackenzie, who pretended to be gathering recruits for the army.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
THE RECRUITING FEMININE for 1914-1915 is a publication of unusual worth.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Please do send them, Doctor, I am going to need recruits.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Only one brigade has been recruited so far.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
A recruiting officer, in a natty uniform, looked at them closely as they entered the hallway.
"Two Boys of the Battleship" by Frank V. Webster

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
Be hate that fruit or love that fruit,
It forwards the general deed of man,
And each of the Many helps to recruit
The life of the race by a general plan;
Each living his own, to boot.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Long live the good School! giving out year by year
Recruits to true manhood and womanhood dear
Brave boys, modest maidens, in beauty sent forth,
The living epistles and proof of its worth!
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
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
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:

) senior and Ole Miss recruit Stryker Trahan batted.460 with five homers and 31 RBIs last season.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The US military trainers handed the new recruit, Mohammad Ismail, his AK-47 to defend his remote Afghan village.
This competent documentary looks at the training and recruiting of baseball players in the Dominican Republic, which produces nearly 20 percent of athletes in the major leagues.
Infosys's Global Education Centre, or GEC, puts about 20,000 recruits through the 23-week residential course each year.
The Bellevue Warriors Baseball Club is recruiting players for its 13 and under, 14 and under and 15 and under teams for 2013.
Learn about Marcus Baugh and other recruit player profiles at GeauxTigersNation.
'Recruiting' helps Ezell-Harding rebound from rough opening game.
Scholars Recruit Public for Project.
Auburn's Big Cat recruiting weekend reeled in its first player when tight end Arshad "A. J".
Sgt Merwin J Toomey (Beau Jackett) takes aim at a recruit played by Charlie Ferguson in Biloxi Blues at the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans.
Nic Ardave and Tyler Bailey may not have Top 25 college recruiters beating down their front doors, but they will be major players on Friday night when Will C Wood and Vacaville high schools collide in the Black and Blue Bowl.
Feds say prison gang's self-improvement guide is a money-laundering recruitment tool.
Maxlinear CEO Kishore Seendripu took bootstrapping to the next level by recruiting seven founders to work for free.
Edgy Tim's recruiting notes Bremen's David Smith adds another offer as decision time nears.
Social media is key for marketing and recruiting in the United States, but overseas, health care organizations are ahead in using the technology for health monitoring, a CSC report revealed.

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
For many of these data sets in fact, including protein interaction network data, it appears that some form of random sampling is more realistic than a process in which the neighbourhood of a node is explored and neighbouring sites are recruited iteratively into the experimental setup.
Sampling properties of random graphs: the degree distribution
What she found is that older people recruited different parts of the brain for the same tasks; for example older subjects showed that their hemisphere activation was more balanced than the highly lateralized activation in younger subjects.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
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
Remembering can simply be the process of recruiting that same group of neurons we used during perception to help us form a mental image during recollection.
Music in Terms of Science
Perhaps it’s a bit strange that I, an American, have been recruited to celebrate here, in France, Boris, a Russian, before you all, who come from various corners of the world.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Actually, he was recruited there by the theorist Andrei Mikhailovich Budker, who had earlier taught the student Boris.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
The benefits to nuclear physics are not confined to the physics results: The field is very popular with students and thus is an important aid to recruitment.
Nuclear Physics Neutrino PreTown Meeting: Summary and Recommendations
On the theory side, again great strides have been made in recruiting top young scientists and making ma jor contributions in many areas to understand the experimental data and create a broader picture of the novel state of nuclear matter under investigation.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
In the general model, there is usually a region that nucleates silencing by recruiting a silencing complex incorporating a histone modifying enzyme (figure 1).
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation
More deacetylation of histone tails improves the recruitment of other Sir proteins and formation of more stable complexes on neighboring sites.
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation
We use f (x) = xn , where n is the degree of cooperativity between deacetylated histone tails in recruiting Sir proteins.
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation
In the model formulated in the previous section, we allowed a certain degree of cooperativity in how deacetylated histone tails recruit the silencing complex.
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation
The constraint that n needs to be greater than one suggests that in the simplest models (namely the (1, n) models), we need a certain degree of cooperativity in recruitment of Sir complexes.
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation
Let us ask, what happens if we nucleate a small region of silencing, say, by tethering a protein that recruits the silencing factors locally.
Epigenetic Chromatin Silencing: Bistability and Front Propagation