Soldiery is a group or body of soldiers. [LITERARY]

...the distant shouts and songs of the drunken soldiery.

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  • Soldiery — Sol dier*y, n. 1. A body of soldiers; soldiers, collectivelly; the military. [1913 Webster] A camp of faithful soldiery. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Military service. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soldiery — ► NOUN 1) soldiers collectively. 2) military training or knowledge …   English terms dictionary

  • soldiery — [sōl′jərē] n. 1. soldiers collectively 2. a group of soldiers 3. the profession, skill, or training of a soldier …   English World dictionary

  • soldiery — noun Date: circa 1570 1. a. a body of soldiers b. soldiers, military 2. the profession or technique of soldiering …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soldiery — /sohl jeuh ree/, n., pl. soldieries for 2. 1. soldiers collectively. 2. a body of soldiers. 3. military training or skill. [1560 70; SOLDIER + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • soldiery — noun a) Soldiers considered as a group. b) The profession or skill of being a soldier. Syn: military personnel, troops …   Wiktionary

  • soldiery — Synonyms and related words: armed force, armed service, army, array, career soldiers, fighting machine, forces, ground forces, ground troops, host, legions, military establishment, occupation force, paratroops, rank and file, ranks, regular army …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soldiery — sol|dier|y [ˈsəuldʒəri US ˈsoul ] n [singular, U] old fashioned soldiers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soldiery — sol·dier·y || səʊldÊ’É™rɪ n. soldiers collectively; military personnel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soldiery — noun (plural soldieries) 1》 soldiers collectively. 2》 military training or knowledge …   English new terms dictionary

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