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Meaning of RECRUIT

Pronunciation:  ri'kroot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
  2. [n]  a recently enlisted soldier
  3. [v]  cause to assemble or enlist; "raise an army"
  4. [v]  seek to employ; "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"
  5. [v]  register formally; as a participant or member

RECRUIT is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: enlistee, enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, levy, raise
 See Also: Black and Tan, draft, draft, engage, enlist, enlist, enlist, enlisted man, entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, matriculate, muster in, muster in, neophyte, newcomer, raw recruit, register, sprog, starter, unionise, unionize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*cruit"\ (r?*kr?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recruited};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Recruiting}.] [F. recruter, corrupted (under
    influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro[^i]/tre,
    p. p. recr[^u], to grow again) from an older recluter,
    properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut
    piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kl[=u]tr kerchief, E.
    1. To repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy
       lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh
       air and exercise recruit the spirits.
             Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their
             color.                                --Glanvill.
    2. Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in
       strength or health; to reinvigorate.
    3. To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up
       by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army
       was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist;
       as, he recruited fifty men. --M. Arnold.
  2. \Re*cruit"\, v. i.
    1. To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health,
       flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean
       cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
    2. To gain new supplies of men for military or other service;
       to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
  3. \Re*cruit"\, n.
    1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a
             The state is to have recruits to its strength, and
             remedies to its distempers.           --Burke.
    2. Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a
       newly enlisted soldier.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A juvenile fish that has survived long enough to become a part of (i.e., recruited into) a population or an exploitable segment of the population.