Meaning of “cadet” in the English Dictionary

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"cadet" in British English

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cadetnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈdet/ us /kəˈdet/

Examples from literature

  • A grimy, tired-looking officer turned and walked over to the cadet. 
  • Cadets raced through the halls and across the quadrangle. 
  • Major Smith was the commandant of cadets, and I the superintendent. 
  • Max is still a cadet in the Naval Academy, pursuing his course there in a manner altogether satisfactory to his father and friends. 
  • The cadets were all in their quarters in barracks, hard at study, or supposed to be. 

(Definition of “cadet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cadet" in American English

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cadetnoun [ C ]

us /kəˈdet/

a student who is training to be a military or police officer

(Definition of “cadet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)