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CIVILIAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does civilian mean? 

CIVILIAN (noun)
  The noun CIVILIAN has 1 sense:

1. a nonmilitary citizen

  Familiarity information: CIVILIAN used as a noun is very rare.


CIVILIAN (adjective)
  The adjective CIVILIAN has 1 sense:

1. associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military

  Familiarity information: CIVILIAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CIVILIAN (noun)


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Meaning:

A nonmilitary citizen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("civilian" is a kind of...):

citizen (a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community)

Antonym:

serviceman (someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force)


CIVILIAN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military

Context examples:

civilian clothing / civilian life

Similar:

civil (applying to ordinary citizens)

noncombatant (used of civilians in time of war)

Antonym:

military (associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians)


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