from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a European military unit trained and armed to fight mounted or on foot.
- transitive v. To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops.
- transitive v. To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.
- n. A carrier of a dragon musket.
- v. To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.
- n. A variety of pigeon.
- transitive v. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.
- transitive v. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cavalry soldier.
- n. A dragonade.
- n. Same as dragon, 2 .
- To set dragoons or soldiers upon, as in the dragonades (see dragonade); persecute or oppress by armed force.
- To cause to submit, as by persistent threats; compel by repeated acts of any kind; harass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
- n. a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen
- v. subjugate by imposing troops
French dragon, carbine, dragoon, from Old French, dragon; see dragon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)