soldier


soldier
noun
ADJECTIVE
brave, fine, good, great

The president paid tribute to the brave soldiers who had lost their lives.

trained
experienced, veteran
former, old, retired
decorated

a highly decorated soldier

active-duty

The number of active-duty soldiers has continued to rise.

child

Boys are forced to become child soldiers.

career, professional, regular
citizen (esp. AmE), volunteer
conscript
common, ordinary, private, rank-and-file

What was life like for the common soldier?

fellow

He was deeply affected by the death of one of his fellow soldiers.

loyal

soldiers loyal to the president

dead, fallen, injured, wounded
armed
combat

The army currently has 17 000 combat soldiers.

foot, mounted
army
mercenary
enemy
American, British, etc.
Allied, coalition, Confederate, etc.
government, rebel
uniformed
toy
… OF SOLDIERS
company
group
VERB + SOLDIER
be, become, serve as

Sharon has served as a soldier.

enlist as

He decided to enlist as a soldier.

train
play

little boys playing soldiers

lead into battle, send into battle

He has led American soldiers into battle.

SOLDIER + VERB
enlist

The number of soldiers enlisting has fallen dramatically.

be stationed, serve

soldiers serving in Germany

march
fight (sb)
defend sth, guard sth
open fire (on sb)

At least 19 people were killed when soldiers opened fire on a peaceful demonstration.

be killed in action, die
be shot, be wounded
be missing in action
be captured, be taken prisoner
return

soldiers returning from the war

desert
PREPOSITION
as a soldier

his time as a soldier

PHRASES
a soldier of fortune
soldiers in uniform

We saw very few enemy soldiers in uniform.

soldiers at war

a realistic portrait of soldiers at war

soldiers in the field, soldiers on the ground

We don't have enough soldiers in the field.


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