KJV Dictionary Definition: soldier
SOLDIER, n. soljur. from L. solidus, a piece of money, the pay of a soldier.
1. A man engaged in military service; one whose occupation is military; a man enlisted for service in an army; a private, or noe in the ranks. There ought to be some time for sober reflection between the life of a soldier and his death.
2. A man enrolled for service, when on duty or embodied for military discipline; a private; as a militia soldier.
3. Emphatically, a brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor. In this sense, an officer of any grade may be denominated a soldier.