Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “infantry”

See all translations

infantry

noun [U, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˈɪn.fən.tri/ us  
the part of an army that fights on foot: The infantry was/were sent into battle. It's a light/heavy infantry unit.
Compare
Translations of “infantry”
in Spanish infantería…
in French infanterie…
in German die Infanterie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 步兵,步兵團…
in Russian пехота…
in Turkish piyade, piyade askeri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 步兵,步兵团…
in Polish piechota…
(Definition of infantry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of infantry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “infantry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More