Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To supply, as with soldiers; raise new supplies; build up; refresh.

Part of speech: noun

A newly enrolled soldier or sailor.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "recruit":

  1. No plan of vocational training is presented, because at present the mills recruit almost exclusively from foreign labor, and only a very small number of boys from the public schools are likely to seek employment in them. - "Wage Earning and Education", R. R. Lutz.
  2. He did not cut himself, but in some way poisonous matter from the body affected him, and he fell into so bad a state of health that he had to be sent into the country to recruit. - "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
  3. In the face of such enthusiasm, Miss Goold could not refuse her recruit. - "Hyacinth 1906", George A. Birmingham.