Search Result for "dragoon":
1. a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen;
1. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means;
- Example: "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
[syn: dragoon, sandbag, railroad]
2. subjugate by imposing troops;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dragoon \Dra*goon"\ (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n"), n. [F. dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard (with a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard. See Dragon.] 1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man. [1913 Webster] 2. A variety of pigeon. --Clarke. [1913 Webster] Dragoon bird (Zool.), the umbrella bird. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dragoon \Dra*goon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dragooned; p. pr. & vb. n. Dragooning.] 1. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers. [1913 Webster] 2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute. [1913 Webster] The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they can be dragooned to nothing. --Price. [1913 Webster] Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying to dragoon his subjects to heaven. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
dragoon n 1: a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen v 1: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone" [syn: dragoon, sandbag, railroad] 2: subjugate by imposing troopsMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "dragoon": blackjack, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cavalryman, coerce, cossack, cow, cuirassier, demoralize, harass, heavy dragoon, hector, hijack, huff, hussar, intimidate, lance, lancer, ruffle, shanghai, spahi, steamroller, strong-arm, systematically terrorize, terrorize, threaten, trooper, uhlan, use violenceThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
A distributed, concurrent, object-oriented Ada-based language developed in the Esprit DRAGON project by Colin Atkinson at Imperial College in 1989 (Now at University of Houston, Clear Lake). DRAGOON supports object-oriented programming for embeddable systems and is presently implemented as an Ada preprocessor. ["Object-Oriented Reuse, Concurrency and Distribution: An Ada-Based Approach", C. Atkinson, A-W 1991, ISBN 0-2015-6-5277]. (1999-11-22)The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
DRAGOON, n. A soldier who combines dash and steadiness in so equal measure that he makes his advances on foot and his retreats on horseback.