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SERGEANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sergeant mean? 

SERGEANT (noun)
  The noun SERGEANT has 3 senses:

1. any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the army or air force or marines ranking above a corporal
2. a lawman with the rank of sergeant
3. an English barrister of the highest rank

  Familiarity information: SERGEANT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SERGEANT (noun)


Sense 1sergeant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the army or air force or marines ranking above a corporal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

noncom; noncommissioned officer (a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sergeant"):

staff sergeant (a noncommissioned officer ranking above corporal and below sergeant first class in the army or marines or above airman 1st class in the air force)

recruiting-sergeant (a sergeant deputized to enlist recruits)

master sergeant (a senior noncommissioned officer in the army or air force or marines)

gunnery sergeant (a noncommissioned officer ranking above a staff sergeant in the marines)

first sergeant; sergeant first class (a sergeant in the army above the rank of staff sergeant and below master sergeant)

color sergeant (a sergeant in a color guard who carries one of the colors)

technical sergeant (a noncommissioned officer ranking below a master sergeant in the air force or marines)


Sense 2sergeant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lawman with the rank of sergeant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

police sergeant; sergeant

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

law officer; lawman; peace officer (an officer of the law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sergeant"):

buck sergeant (a sergeant of the lowest rank in the military)

desk sergeant; deskman; station keeper (the police sergeant on duty in a police station)

sergeant major (a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative officer of a headquarters unit of the army)


Sense 3sergeant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An English barrister of the highest rank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

sergeant-at-law; serjeant; serjeant-at-law; sergeant

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

barrister (a British lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law)


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