1. [syn: infantry, foot]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infantry \In"fan*try\, n. [F. infanterie, It. infanteria, fr.
infante infant, child, boy servant, foot soldier, fr. L.
infans, -antis, child; foot soldiers being formerly the
servants and followers of knights. See Infant.]
1. A body of children. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
2. (Mil.) A body of soldiers serving on foot; foot soldiers,
in distinction from cavalry.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot;
"there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed
foot" [syn: infantry, foot]