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cavalry Explained

cavalry at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cavalry at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1546, from M.Fr. cavalerie, from It. cavalleria "mounted militia," from cavaliere (see cavalier). ///

cavalry at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [plural,U] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Italian; Origin: cavalleria, from cavaliere; CAVALIER]//
1 the part of an army that fights on horses, especially in the past: --The Black Prince led a cavalry charge against them.//
2 the part of a modern army that uses tanks:

cavalry at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Military force mounted on horseback, formerly an important element in the armies of all major powers. When used in combination with other military forces, its main duties included gathering information about the enemy, screening movements of its own army, pursuing a defeated enemy, striking suddenly at detected weak points, turning exposed flanks, and exploiting a penetration or breakthrough. In the late 19th cent., largely because of the introduction of repeating rifles and machine guns, cavalry lost much of its former value. By World War I, a cavalry charge against a line of entrenched troops with rapid-firing small arms was suicidal. Armored vehicles soon replaced horses, and by the 1950s neither the U.S. nor the British army had horse-mounted cavalry units. Today's units designated "cavalry" have helicopters and light armored vehicles that are used in ways analogous to horse cavalry.

cavalry at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(usually the cavalry) [sing.+sing./pl. v.] (in the past) the part of the army that fought on horses; the part of the modern army that uses ARMOURED vehicles:
The cavalry charged up the hill to engage the rebels.

Cavalry at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cavalry \Cav"al*ry\, n. [F. cavalerie, fr. It. cavalleria. See
{Cavalier}, and cf. {chivalry}.] (Mil.)
That part of military force which serves on horseback.

Note: {Heavy cavalry} and {light cavalry} are so
distinguished by the character of their armament, and
by the size of the men and horses.

cavalry at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the
attack" [syn: {horse cavalry}, {horse}]
2: a highly mobile army unit

cavalry at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » frm|en Inter: term » cavalerie|lang=frm, in turn from Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » cavalleria|lang=it. Recorded in English from the 1540s.


* Inter: audio » En-us-cavalry.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-noun » cavalries
  • Inter: militar » y The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
    1. Inter: militar » y Branch of military transported by fast light vehicles, the mechanized cavalry.
    2. Inter: militar » y An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.


      Inter: trans-top » military service that fights with riding horses

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кавалерия|f, Inter: t+ » bg|конница|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|cavalleria|f
  • Czech: jezdectvo {{n}}, kavalérie {{f}}
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kavalerio
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ratsuväki
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cavalerie|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kavallerie|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ιππικό|n|tr=ippikó|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|חיל-פרשים|m|tr=kheil-parashym

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lovasság
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|kavalrio
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|marcra|m, Inter: t- » ga|marcshlua|m
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|husar
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cavalaria
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cavalerie|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кавалерия|f|tr=kavalérija, Inter: t+ » ru|конница|f|tr=kónnica
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|konjica|f|alt=kȍnjīca, Inter: t- » sh|konjaništvo|alt=kȍnjanīštvo
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|caballería|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an individual unit of cavalry
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kavallerie|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ιππέας|m|tr=ippéas|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lovas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кавалерист|m|tr=kavaleríst
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|konjanik|alt=kȍnjanīk
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|süvari

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mechanized cavalry
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τεθωρακισμένα|n|p|tr=tethorakisména|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Delamarre, X. & Lambert, P. -Y. (2003). Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise : Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental (2nd ed.). Paris: Errance. ISBN
    978 2 87772 369 5, ISBN 2 87772 237 6


    * calvary, Calvary
    Translation: cs » cavalry
    Translation: de » cavalry
    Translation: et » cavalry
    Translation: el » cavalry
    Translation: es » cavalry
    Translation: eo » cavalry
    Translation: fr » cavalry
    Translation: gl » cavalry
    Translation: ko » cavalry
    Translation: io » cavalry
    Translation: it » cavalry
    Translation: kn » cavalry
    Translation: ku » cavalry
    Translation: li » cavalry
    Translation: hu » cavalry
    Translation: ml » cavalry
    Translation: my » cavalry
    Translation: ja » cavalry
    Translation: no » cavalry
    Translation: pl » cavalry
    Translation: ru » cavalry
    Translation: fi » cavalry
    Translation: ta » cavalry
    Translation: te » cavalry
    Translation: vi » cavalry
    Translation: zh » cavalry