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soldier British & World English

A person who serves in an army

soldier English Thesaurus

thirty soldiers died during the operation

old soldier British & World English

A male ex-soldier

soldier fly British & World English

A bright metallic fly with a flattened body, which frequently basks in the sun with its wings folded flat over the body

tin soldier British & World English

A toy soldier made of metal

foot soldier British & World English

A soldier who fights on foot

water soldier British & World English

An aquatic European plant with slender spiny-toothed leaves in submerged rosettes that rise to the surface at flowering time

buffalo soldier British & World English

(In US history) an African-American cavalry soldier

private soldier British & World English

A soldier of the lowest rank

soldier beetle British & World English

An elongated flying beetle with soft downy wing cases, typically found on flowers, where it hunts other insects

soldier settler British & World English

An ex-serviceman who was awarded land under an interwar scheme to populate rural areas

Unknown Soldier British & World English

An unidentified representative member of a country’s armed forces killed in war, given burial with special honours in a national memorial

Unknown Soldier New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unidentified representative of the armed services given a memorial

soldier of Christ British & World English

An active or proselytizing Christian

soldier of fortune British & World English

A person who works as a soldier for any country or group that will pay them; a mercenary

soldier on in soldier British & World English

Carry on doggedly; persevere

come the old soldier British & World English

Use one’s greater age or experience of life to deceive someone or to shirk a duty

soldier on in soldier English Thesaurus

Graham wasn't enjoying this, but he soldiered on

come the old soldier in old soldier British & World English

Use one’s greater age or experience of life to deceive someone or to shirk a duty

come or play the old soldier in old soldier British & World English

Use one’s greater age or experience of life to deceive someone or to shirk a duty