Unknown Soldier
noun Date: 1923 an unidentified soldier whose body is selected to receive national honors as a representative of all of the same nation who died in a war and especially in one of the world wars

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  • Unknown Soldier — Unknown Sol|dier, the a soldier, whose name is not known, and whose body is buried in a national monument, which is usually called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He represents all the soldiers of the same nation who died in a war, especially in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Unknown Soldier — n. [also u s ] an unidentified soldier, killed in a war, whose body has been chosen and enshrined as representative of a nation s war dead …   English World dictionary

  • Unknown Soldier — ► NOUN ▪ an unidentified representative member of a country s armed forces killed in war, buried with special honours in a national memorial …   English terms dictionary

  • Unknown Soldier — The Unknown Soldier can refer to:*The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a type of memorial site in many nations * The Unknown Soldier , a 1954 novel by Väinö Linna * The Unknown Soldier , a Finnish 1955 film based on the novel of the same name * The… …   Wikipedia

  • Unknown Soldier — noun an unidentified soldier whose body is honored as a memorial • Hypernyms: ↑soldier * * * the ˌUnknown ˈSoldier 7 [Unknown Soldier] noun singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unknown Soldier — an unidentified soldier killed in battle and buried with honors, the tomb serving as a memorial to all the unidentified dead of a nation s armed forces. The tomb of the American Unknown Soldier, commemorating a serviceman killed in World War I,… …   Universalium

  • unknown soldier — anonymous soldier, soldier whose identity is unknown …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Unknown Soldier — /ˌʌnnoʊn ˈsoʊldʒə/ (say .unnohn sohljuh) noun (in various countries) an unidentified soldier killed in a war, especially World War I, and entombed as a memorial to all similar victims of the war. Also, Unknown Warrior …   Australian English dictionary

  • Unknown Soldier — Un′known Sol′dier n. amh. mil (sometimes l.c.) an unidentified soldier killed in battle and buried with honors, the tomb serving as a memorial to all the unidentified dead of a nation s armed forces • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Unknown Soldier — (also Unknown Warrior) noun an unidentified representative member of a country s armed forces killed in war, buried with special honours in a national memorial …   English new terms dictionary

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