from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a member of a military rank below a commissioned officer or warrant officer.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of enlist.
  • adj. Belonging to the military, but not as a commissioned officer.
  • n. Those individuals who have enlisted in the military and who are not commissioned officers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. designating to those members of the armed forces not commissioned as an officer.


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  • For this album, the label enlisted one of its non-jazz acts, the British electronic duo Spring Heel Jack, to collaborate with its jazz roster.

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  • The Real American story of how brave young Track Palin enlisted in the army to go fight in Iraq in order to avoid jail time for severing the brake line on a public school bus.

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  • Big difference between doubling the F22 procurement and better medical care for wounded troops or payraises to retain enlisted men.

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  • In march of 1968 he once again enlisted not informing the Marine Corps that he had enlisted 3 times prior.

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  • In April, Schary again enlisted Gutstadt's support for the project; Gutstadt instructed David Coleman, former director of the ADL's Los Angeles office, to attend the screening and report back to him.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Laying the entire affair on the shoulders of NCOs and lower enlisted is an intolerable cover up of military misbehavior.

    Bust the Brass

  • In the fall of 1948 I again enlisted in Aviation Cadets for pilot training.

    Trautman, Konrad W.

  • A garrison, composed of marines from the United States 'ships, and volunteers enlisted from the American settlers in the country, is now stationed here.

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  • To complicate matters, at least ten of our recruits had been enlisted from the very bushmen ashore who were waiting hungrily for the loot of the tobacco and trade goods and all that we had on board.

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  • And, in the rear of all, that portion of the unemployed working classes in the large cities which has not enlisted is beginning to assemble in mass meetings, and declare their adhesion to the socialist idea that every man has an abstract right for himself and family to be fed at the public crib of the city or

    Bull Run and Its Consequences


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