A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments -- his feet. Thompson Johnson
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.
Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
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.
To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reënforcement.
Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
a newly enlisted or drafted soldier, sailor, etc.
a recently enlisted soldier
cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
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Someone who has just joined an organisation such as the army, and is not fully trained