• Suvaroff makes a speech to some of his soldiers
    Suvaroff makes a speech to some of his soldiers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj soldierly (of persons) befitting a warrior "a military bearing"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Soldier. Arikara Soldier. Arikara
Soldier. Dakota and Arikara Soldier. Dakota and Arikara
Johnny Poe, football player and soldier Johnny Poe, football player and soldier
The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap The Soldier Lays a Honey Trap
The king and his son surrounded by soldiers The king and his son surrounded by soldiers
Samnite Soldier Samnite Soldier

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French soldiers during World War I had the nickname "poilu" which translates to "hairy one."
    • a Soldierly Like or becoming a real soldier; brave; martial; heroic; honorable; soldierlike. "Soldierly discipline."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL
    • soldierly Like or befitting a soldier, especially in a moral sense: as, soldierly conduct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome
    • adjs Soldierly like a soldier: martial: brave
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  • Laurence Sterne
    “The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.”
  • Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    “We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule -- these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature.”
  • John Dryden
    “Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. soldier (Fr. soldat)—L. solidus, a piece of money, the pay of a soldier.


In literature:

You can be glad you are a trained soldier.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
He reminded her that he himself had been a soldier, and said that all true soldiers would respect her.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
A young Russian soldier entered the room.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
He was made over to two soldiers entrusted with the carrying out of the sentence.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
This order was nobly refused by seven of his own soldiers, viz.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Soldiers and the soldiers' government might ask questions.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
He was a soldier in camp, wearing a blue uniform, sleeping in a tent, wrapped in a blanket, with a knapsack for a pillow.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Venus, as I'm a Christian and a soldier!
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
The soldiers had shown quite as little consideration for the residences along the way.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Soldiers there have been who have shown "cold feet" in their first battle or two, and yet have been among the best of soldiers later on.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines" by H. Irving Hancock

In poetry:

Soldier going to the war--
If in battle you must fall,
Will you, among all the faces,
See my face the last of all?
""Soldier Going To The War"" by Richard Le Gallienne
Soldier going to the war--
Will you take my heart with you,
So that I may share a little
In the famous things you do?
""Soldier Going To The War"" by Richard Le Gallienne
Sebastian of the arrows, haste,
Michael and the White Maid,
Lest in his splendid hour, at last,
The soldier be afraid.
"The Secret Foe" by Katharine Tynan
Faithful soldier of the cross,
All thy conflicts now are done;
Earthly triumphs are but loss,
Thine is an immortal one.
"On The Death Of Elizabeth Scott" by David John Scott
I want to be a soldier,
From realms of heavenly light,
Be pure in soul, and bold in heart,
And guide all mankind right.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Away to Egypt! Have no fear. Only one
God has ever died.
Only one God has let His side be wounded by a
soldier's spear.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo , a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan.
We are profoundly saddened by the deaths of 8,000 American, coalition, and NATO soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan during our 10 years at war there.
FILE** A US soldier patrols a police station after it was attacked more.
Inside Abu Ghraib jail last November, he took aim at American soldiers, using a handgun smuggled in by an Iraqi police officer.
Soldiers from a DC Army National Guard military police battalion have come home.
Local soldiers being sent to Kuwait.
About 80 Army National Guard soldiers arrive home from Afghanistan.
Some 500 New York Army National Guard soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in April returned to Camp Shelby, Miss.
Thirty more New York Army National Guard soldiers, some from Syracuse, deployed Thursday for nine-months in Afghanistan.
As a parent, the irony of a 21-year-old soldier being seasoned enough to watch out for an 18-year-old soldier is too poignant for words.
Despite Sandy, soldiers guard Tomb of Unknown Soldier .
In Hurricane Sandy, Soldier Guards Tomb of the Unknown Soldier .
Fort Bragg soldiers are being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder less than half as often as soldiers Armywide.
British Divers Find Soldier's Body In Water, Soldier's Daughter Speaks.
A proposed new Army manual says its cultural ignorance on the part of American soldiers that causes Afghan soldiers to kill them.

In science:

Group testing was proposed during World War II as a technique for reducing the costs of syphilis tests in the army by simultaneously testing groups of soldiers [Dor43].
Estimating Random Variables from Random Sparse Observations
JL is supported by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lyons Fellowship and the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology.
A Prototype Detector for Directional Measurement of the Cosmogenic Neutron Flux
The search for gravitational radiation soldiers on.
Astrophysics in 2005
Meanwhile, traditional ways of measuring and modeling the universe soldier (sailor, Marine, and airforce) on.
Astrophysics in 2006
The American Soldier, volume I: Adjustment during Army Life.
Annotated Bibliography of Some Papers on Combining Significances or p-values