• 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

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