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 for Soldier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soldier \Sol"dier\, n. [OE. souldier, soudiour, souder, OF.
     soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr.
     L. solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a
     soldier), fr. solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Sold, n.]
     1. One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a
        private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized
        body of combatants.
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              I am a soldier and unapt to weep.     --Shak.
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     2. Especially, a private in military service, as
        distinguished from an officer.
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              It were meet that any one, before he came to be a
              captain, should have been a soldier.  --Spenser.
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     3. A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill,
        or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of
        emphasis or distinction. --Shak.
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     4. (Zool.) The red or cuckoo gurnard ({Trigla pini.) [Prov.
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     5. (Zool.) One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white
        ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very
        large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest.
        See Termite.
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     Soldier beetle (Zool.), an American carabid beetle
        ({Chauliognathus Americanus) whose larva feeds upon other
        insects, such as the plum curculio.
     Soldier bug (Zool.), any hemipterous insect of the genus
        Podisus and allied genera, as the spined soldier bug
        ({Podius spinosus). These bugs suck the blood of other
     Soldier crab (Zool.)
        (a) The hermit crab.
        (b) The fiddler crab.
     Soldier fish (Zool.), a bright-colored etheostomoid fish
        ({Etheostoma coeruleum) found in the Mississippi River;
        -- called also blue darter, and rainbow darter.
     Soldier fly (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
        dipterous flies of the genus Stratyomys and allied
        genera. They are often bright green, with a metallic
        luster, and are ornamented on the sides of the back with
        markings of yellow, like epaulets or shoulder straps.
     Soldier moth (Zool.), a large geometrid moth ({Euschema
        militaris), having the wings bright yellow with bluish
        black lines and spots.
     Soldier orchis (Bot.), a kind of orchis ({Orchis
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soldier \Sol"dier\, v. i.
     1. To serve as a soldier.
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     2. To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing
        any task. [Colloq.U.S.]
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     Note: In this sense the vulgar pronounciation (s[=o]"j[~e]r)
           is jocosely preserved.
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                 It needs an opera glass to discover whether the
                 leaders are pulling, or only soldiering. --C. D.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the
           soldiers stood at attention"
      2: a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and
         powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony
      v 1: serve as a soldier in the military

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "soldier":
     Amazon, GI, Tommy Atkins, aggressive, air serviceman, ant,
     army ant, bear arms, black ant, bold, brave, cannon fodder,
     carpenter ant, carry arms, clock watcher, combative, condottiere,
     continue, courageous, dauntless, do active duty, do duty, dodge,
     dog it, dogface, doughboy, doughfoot, drive, drudge, duck,
     duck duty, emmet, endure, enlisted man, eye-servant, fearless,
     fighter, fighting man, fire ant, food for powder, free lance,
     get out of, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, grind, guerrilla,
     halberdier, hoplite, house ant, infantryman, intrepid, keep at,
     keep going, keep on, legionary, malinger, malingerer, man-at-arms,
     martial, mercenary, militant, military man, navy man,
     not pull fair, old soldier, partisan, persevere, persist, pikeman,
     pismire, pugnacious, queen, recruit, red ant, rifle, rifleman,
     serve, serviceman, shirk, shirker, shoulder a gun, shoulder arms,
     skulk, skulker, slack, slacker, slave ant, slide out of,
     slip out of, sneak out of, soldier of fortune, soldierly, spearman,
     stalwart, supporter, swaddy, sweat, tax dodger, termite, trooper,
     truant, unafraid, valiant, valorous, warlike, warrior, warrioress,
     wear the uniform, welsh, welsher, worker

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SOLDIER. A military man; a private in the army. 
       2. The constitution of the United States, amend. art. 3, directs that 
  no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the 
  'consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed 
  by law. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Soldier, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    207
     Housing Units (2000): 113
     Land area (2000):     0.297160 sq. miles (0.769641 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.297160 sq. miles (0.769641 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            73785
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.984598 N, 95.779916 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     51572
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Soldier, IA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Soldier, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    122
     Housing Units (2000): 58
     Land area (2000):     0.152395 sq. miles (0.394701 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.152395 sq. miles (0.394701 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            66175
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.536792 N, 95.964849 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     66540
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Soldier, KS

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