from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of soldier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of serving as a soldier; the state of being a soldier; the occupation of a soldier.
  • n. The act of feigning to work. See the Note under Soldier, v. i., 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a soldier; the act or condition of serving as a soldier; military duty; campaigning.
  • n. The act of feigning to work; shirking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the evasion of work or duty
  • n. skills that are required for the life of soldier


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Finally, the men most opposed to the corps were those with the least investment in soldiering; they were significantly more likely than other men to think that their own work was "not worthwhile" and that they "would be more useful" as defense workers than as soldiers. 60

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • One thing about 37 years of soldiering is that you do learn how to read an organization chart and how to take orders.

    Canada-U.S. Relations in the New Era; A Diplomat's View

  • This thing you call soldiering is not what you think it is.

    Augusta County: Tony Pastor to Annie Harris, May 4, 1861

  • The men reinforce the idea of soldiering as frat boys with guns: they party, call each other gay, wrestle around, watch a lot of porn and do public service -- in this case serve their country with diligence.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: Craig Ferguson... Genius?

  • “The boy is in love with the idea of soldiering,” said Loaf.


  • "And as for chucking their arms round my neck and kissing me," and he indicated another episode, "all my old mother said -- she was alive then -- was that she 'hoped I'd done fooling about furrin' parts as I called soldiering, and come home to live respectable, better late than never. '

    Queen Sheba's Ring

  • "A woman who calls soldiering a trade ought to be forcibly married to a parson," said the Colonel passionately.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • Remembrance Day actually about thinking about the specific soldiers who died, or about keeping the idea of soldiering alive?

    No Media Kings

  • Not by valor (literally "soldiering"), not by strength, but with My Spirit.

    Alan Lurie: Enter In Service

  • At last he got tired of this miserable kind of "soldiering," and proclaimed mercy for all Spaniards in Ireland who surrendered before 15

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima


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