Soldier vs Guidon - What's the difference?

soldier | guidon |

As nouns the difference between soldier and guidon

is that soldier is a member of an army, of any rank while guidon is a small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.

As a verb soldier

is to continue.



Alternative forms

* soldior (obsolete) * soldiour (obsolete) * souldier (obsolete) * souldior (obsolete) * souldiour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A member of an army, of any rank.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I am a soldier and unapt to weep.
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile?; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
  • *2012 , August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Unlimited, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal
  • *:Stanning, who was commissioned from Sandhurst in 2008 and has served in Aghanistan, is not the first solider to bail out the organisers at these Games but will be among the most celebrated.
  • A private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:It were meet that any one, before he came to be a captain, should have been a soldier .
  • A guardsman.
  • A member of the Salvation Army.
  • A piece of buttered bread (or toast), cut into a long thin strip and dipped into a soft-boiled egg.
  • A term of affection for a young boy.
  • Someone who fights or toils well.
  • The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini ).
  • One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest.
  • Synonyms

    * (member of an army) grunt, sweat, old sweat, Tommy


    (en verb)
  • To continue.
  • To be a soldier.
  • To intentionally restrict labor productivity; to work at the slowest rate that goes unpunished. Has also been called dogging it'' or ''goldbricking . (Originally from the way that conscripts may approach following orders. Usage less prevalent in the era of all-volunteer militaries.)
  • Derived terms

    * soldierly

    See also

    * soldier on * toy soldier, plastic soldier * soldier ant, soldier bee * soldier of fortune * construction soldier






    (en noun)
  • A small pennant or banner carried by infantry soldiers to direct troop movement.
  • A soldier assigned to carry such a banner.