noun Etymology: French, from grenade grenade Date: 1676 1. a. a soldier who carries and throws grenades b. a member of a special regiment or corps formerly armed with grenades 2. any of various deep-sea fishes (family Macrouridae) that are related to the cods and have an elongate tapering body and compressed pointed tail

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  • grenadier — GRENADIÉR, grenadieri, s.m. 1. Soldat infanterist care acţiona cu grenada (1). 2. (În vechea armată a unor ţări) Soldat infanterist dintr o unitate de elită. [pr.: di er. – var.: (2) grenadír s.m.] – Din fr. grenadier. cf. germ. G r e n a d i e r …   Dicționar Român

  • Grenadier — Gren a*dier , n. [F. grenadier. See {Grenade}.] 1. (Mil.) Originaly, a soldier who carried and threw grenades; afterward, one of a company attached to each regiment or battalion, taking post on the right of the line, and wearing a peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grenadier — Sm erw. obs. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. grenadier Fußsoldat , ursprünglich ein mit Granaten kämpfender Soldat .    Ebenso nndl. grenadier, ne. grenadier, nfrz. grenadier, nschw. grenadjär, nnorw. grenader; Granate. ✎ DF 1 (1913), 255 …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • grenadier — 1670s, originally soldiers who were dexterous in flinging hand granados [Evelyn], from Fr. grenadier (15c.), from M.Fr. grenade “grenade” (see GRENADE (Cf. grenade)); later the tallest and finest men in the regiment [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • Grenadier — Grenadier: Die Bezeichnung für »Fußsoldat, Infanterist« wurde im 17. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. grenadier entlehnt, das ursprünglich »Handgranatenwerfer« bedeutete. Das zugrunde liegende Substantiv frz. grenade »Granatapfel‹baum›; Granate«, das… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • grenadier — ► NOUN 1) historical a soldier armed with grenades. 2) (Grenadiers or Grenadier Guards) the first regiment of the royal household infantry …   English terms dictionary

  • grenadier — [gren΄ə dir′] n. [Fr < grenade: see GRENADE] 1. Archaic an infantry soldier employed to carry and throw grenades 2. a member of a special regiment or corps, as of the Grenadier Guards of the British Army, attached to the royal household 3. any …   English World dictionary

  • grenadier — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. grenadiererze; lm M. grenadiererzy {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} początkowo (w XVII w.) pieszy żołnierz rzucający granaty ręczne, silny, zręczny i odważny, w walce idący na czele kolumn szturmowych, później (poł. XVIII… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • grenadier — Grenadier. s. m. Arbre qui porte des grenades. On appelle aussi, Grenade, Certain petit boulet de fer creux, fait en forme de grenade, que l on remplit de feu d artifice, & qu on jette avec la main. Jetter des grenades. blessé d un esclat de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • grenadier — 1. grenadier [ grənadje ] n. m. • 1425; de grenade ♦ Arbrisseau épineux des régions tempérées (punicacées), à fleurs rouges, qui produit les grenades. grenadier 2. grenadier [ grənadje ] n. m. • 1671; de grenade I ♦ 1 ♦ Anciennt Soldat spécialisé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Grenadier — A grenadier (derived from the word grenade) was originally a specialized soldier, first established as a distinct role in the mid to late 17th century, for the throwing of grenades and sometimes assault operations. At this time grenadiers were… …   Wikipedia

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