dragoon

  • 1 Dragoon — Dra*goon (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n ), n. [F. dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort s standard (with a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard. See {Dragon}.] 1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Dragoon — Dra*goon , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dragooned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dragooning}.] 1. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers. [1913 Webster] 2. To compel submission by violent measures;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 dragoon — index bait (harass), coerce, persecute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 dragoon — (n.) 1620s, from Fr. dragon carbine, musket, because the guns the soldiers carried breathed fire like a dragon. The verb is from 1680s, lit. to force by the agency of dragoons (which were used by the French kings to persecute Protestants). Also… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 dragoon — ► NOUN 1) a member of any of several British cavalry regiments. 2) historical a mounted infantryman armed with a carbine. ► VERB ▪ coerce into doing something. ORIGIN originally denoting a kind of carbine or musket, thought of as breathing fire:… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 dragoon — [drə go͞on′] n. [Fr dragon (see DRAGON): ? so called from their fire breathing weapons] 1. Historical a) a mounted soldier armed with a short musket (called a dragon), capable of fighting on horseback or on foot b) a heavily armed cavalryman 2. a …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Dragoon — This article is about mounted infantry, later cavalry, troops. For other uses, see Dragoon (disambiguation). Statue of a dragoon on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris The word dragoon originally meant mounted infantry, who were trained in… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Dragoon — The Legend of Dragoon The Legend of Dragoon Éditeur Sony Computer Entertainment Développeur Sony CE Japan …

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  • 9 dragoon — dragoonage, n. /dreuh goohn /, n. 1. (esp. formerly) a European cavalryman of a heavily armed troop. 2. a member of a military unit formerly composed of such cavalrymen, as in the British army. 3. (formerly) a mounted infantryman armed with a… …

    Universalium

  • 10 dragoon — I UK [drəˈɡuːn] / US [drəˈɡun] noun [countable] Word forms dragoon : singular dragoon plural dragoons a soldier in the past who rode a horse and used a gun II UK [drəˈɡuːn] / US [drəˈɡun] verb Word forms dragoon : present tense I/you/we/they… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dragoon — dra|goon1 [drəˈgu:n] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: dragon dragon, gun, soldier with a gun ] a soldier in past times who rode a horse and carried a gun and sword dragoon 2 dragoon2 v dragoon into [dragoon sb into sth] phr v to force… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 dragoon — v. (rare) (d; intr.) ( to coerce ) to dragoon into * * * [drə guːn] (rare) (d; intr.) ( to coerce ) to dragoon into …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 dragoon — dra|goon1 [ drə gun ] verb dra goon ,into phrasal verb transitive dragoon someone into something to make someone do something that they do not want to do dragoon dra|goon 2 [ drə gun ] noun count a soldier in the past who rode a horse and used a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 dragoon — 1 noun (C) a soldier in past times who rode a horse and carried a gun and sword 2 verb dragoon sb into sth phrasal verb (T) to force someone to do something they do not want to do: dragoon sb into doing sth: Monica was dragooned into being on the …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 dragoon — I. noun Etymology: French dragon dragon, dragoon, from Middle French Date: 1604 1. a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed mounted troops 2. cavalryman II. transitive verb Date: 1689 1. to subjugate or persecute by …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 dragoon — Synonyms and related words: blackjack, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cavalryman, coerce, cossack, cow, cuirassier, demoralize, harass, heavy dragoon, hector, hijack, huff, hussar, intimidate, lance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 dragoon — [[t]drəgu͟ːn[/t]] dragoons, dragooning, dragooned 1) N COUNT A dragoon was a soldier in old European armies. Dragoons usually fought on horseback. 2) VERB If someone dragoons you into doing something that you do not want to do, they persuade you… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 dragoon — /drəˈgun / (say druh goohn) noun 1. a cavalryman of certain regiments. 2. Obsolete a mounted infantryman armed with a short musket. –verb (t) 3. to set dragoons or soldiers upon; to persecute by armed force; to oppress; harass. 4. to force by… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 dragoon — 1. noun a) horse soldier; cavalryman, that use horses for mobility, but fight dismounted. b) A carrier of a dragon musket. 2. verb To force someone into doing something; to coerce …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 dragoon — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To compel by pressure or threats: blackjack, coerce, force. Informal: hijack, strong arm. See PERSUASION …

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