soldiery Definition

  • 1soldiers collectively
  • 2the life or career of a soldier

Using soldiery: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "soldiery" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The soldiery was well-trained and disciplined.

  • Example

    He dedicated his life to the soldiery, serving in the army for over 20 years.

  • Example

    The king rewarded the soldiery for their bravery in battle.

soldiery Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for soldiery

  • military
  • military personnel
  • troops
  • armed forces

Phrases with soldiery

  • to become a soldier


    He decided to join the soldiery after finishing high school.

  • to retire from military service


    After 30 years of service, he finally left the soldiery to spend more time with his family.

  • the best or most elite soldiers in an army


    The general led the flower of the soldiery into battle, confident in their abilities.

Origins of soldiery

from Middle English 'soudiour', from Old French 'soudier', from Late Latin 'solidarius', meaning 'paid soldier'


Summary: soldiery in Brief

'Soldiery' [ˈsəʊldʒəri] refers to soldiers collectively or the life and career of a soldier. It is often used to describe military personnel, troops, or the armed forces. Phrases like 'join the soldiery' and 'leave the soldiery' denote entering or retiring from military service, while 'the flower of the soldiery' refers to the best or most elite soldiers in an army.