HyperDic: civilian

English > 2 senses of the word civilian:
ADJECTIVEallcivilianassociated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
NOUNperson civiliana nonmilitary citizen
civilian > pronunciation
Soundssahvih'lyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > civilian: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningassociated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military.
Examples
  • "civilian clothing"
  • "civilian life"
Narrowercivilapplying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
noncombatantUsed of civilians in time of war
Oppositemilitaryassociated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians
Spanishcivil
Catalancivil
Nounsciviliana nonmilitary citizen
English > civilian: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA nonmilitary citizen.
BroadercitizenA native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
Oppositeserviceman, military man, man, military personnelsomeone who serves in the armed forces
Spanishcivil, paisano
Catalancivil, paisà
Adjectivescivilianassociated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military

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