soudier, from soulde 'pay', from Late Latin solidus 'gold coin', from Latin solidus (adjective); SOLID1
PMABOa member of the army of a country, especially someone who is not an officer [↪ troop]:
A British soldier was wounded in the fighting.
an enemy soldier
WORD FOCUS: army WORD FOCUS: army similar words:armed forces, the military, the services people in the army:soldier, troops, infantry, G.I.AmE old-fashioned, squaddyBritish English to join the army:join up/enlist to leave the army:be discharged, desert (without permission) go A.W.O.L. (without permission) to make people serve in the armed forces:call upBritish English/draftAmerican English the system of making people serve in the armed forces:conscription, military service, the draftAmerican English, national serviceBritish English relating to the armed forces:militaryarmy ➔ See alsoarmy
Definition of soldier from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic OCCUPATIONS