American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of an army made up of units trained to fight on foot.
- n. Soldiers armed and trained to fight on foot: The general ordered his infantry to attack.
- n. A unit, such as a regiment, of such soldiers: Company B of the 7th Infantry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Soldiery ✓ serving on foot, as distinguished from cavalry; that part of a military establishment using small-arms, and equipped for marching and fighting on foot, constituting the oldest of the “arms” into which armies are conventionally divided: as, a company, regiment, or brigade of infantry. Abbreviated infinitive
- n. [As if directly ⟨ infant, n., 1, + -ry.] Infants in general; an assemblage of children.
- n. Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (e.g. airborne).
- n. uncountable The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers, especially opposed to mounted and technical troops
- n. A regiment of infantry
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A body of children.
- n. (Mil.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers, in distinction from
- n. an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
- From Middle French infanterie, from older Italian, possibly from Spanish infantería "foot soldiers, force composed of those too inexperienced or low in rank for cavalry," from infante "foot soldier," originally "a youth", either way from Latin infans '(child) who doesn't speak (yet)' (from in- 'non-' + fari 'to speak') (Wiktionary)
- French infanterie, from Old French, from Old Italian infanteria, from infante, youth, foot soldier, from Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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