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Definition of the adjective mercenary

What does mercenary mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. marked by materialism
  2. serving for wages in a foreign army
    • example: mercenary killers
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of mercenary: free-lance / freelance
    • similar: paid
  3. profit oriented

Alternative definition of the adjective mercenary

adjective

  1. motivated by private gain

Definition of the noun mercenary

What does mercenary mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mercenaries

  1. a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of mercenary: soldier of fortune
    • more generic words: adventurer / venturer = a person who enjoys taking risks
    • more specific word: ninja = a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations

Alternative definition of the noun mercenary

noun

  1. A person employed to fight in an armed conflict who is not a member of the state or military group for which they are fighting and whose prime or sole motivation is private gain.

Groups

  1. Mercenary is a melodic death metal band from Denmark, that was formed in 1991. Although they are usually labelled as a power metal band, they used aspects of thrash metal in their earlier work.
  2. Mercenary is a musical group from Israel.

There are other groups with in their name, like Mercenary Cockroach.

Person

Who is Mercenary?

Mercenary a.k.a. Kelvin Mercer is a rapper, producer, and one-third of the hip hop trio De La Soul. He is known more famously by his alias Posdnuos, or simply Pos. He was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up in East Massapequa, New York.

Music

  1. "Mercenary" is an album by the British death metal band Bolt Thrower. It was recorded at Chapel Studios, Lincoln, England, December 1997 to January 1998. The album was produced by Bolt Thrower and Ewan Davis. It was released on Metal Blade Records in 1998.
    • genre: Death metal
    • released on (16 years ago)
  2. "Mercenary" is a composition.
  3. "Mercenary" is a composition.

Writings

"Mercenary" is a book published in 1984 that was written by Piers Anthony.

  • language: English Language
  • released in (31 years ago)

Films

  1. "Mercenary" is the first in a series of computer games, published on a number of 8-bit and 16-bit platforms from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, by Novagen Software. The second and third games were known as Damocles and Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis respectively.
    • developer: Novagen Software
    • genres: Simulation video game, Action-adventure game, Science Fiction, Turn-based tactics, Adventure game
    • released in (30 years ago)
    • award: - Best Atari Game
  2. "Mercenary" a.k.a. "Mercenary for Justice": Repentance is a 2006 action drama thriller written by Steve Collins, Joe Halpin, Danny Lerner, Steven Seagal and Les Weldon and directed by Don E.
  3. "Mercenary" is a film.

Characters

  1. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 1983 Hearts and Armour film.
  2. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 1966 documentary film Africa Blood and Guts.
  3. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 1999 film Purple Storm.
  4. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2006 film Dead and Deader.
  5. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2011 film Ironclad.
  6. Mercenary is a fictional character from the from the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
  7. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 1970 film The Lion Has Seven Heads.
  8. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2010 film Centurion.
  9. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 1980 film The Dogs of War.
  10. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2005 film Sin City.
  11. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2003 film Bulletproof Monk.
  12. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2008 film Innocent Killers.
  13. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 2000 film Fortress 2: Re-Entry.
  14. Mercenary is a fictional character from the 1987 film Broadcast News.

Miscellanea

Mercenary a.k.a. Condottiere: Condottieri were the leaders of the professional, military free companies contracted by the Italian city-states and the Papacy, from the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance. In Renaissance Italian, condottiero meant "contractor", and was synonymous with the modern English title Mercenary Captain. In contemporary Italian, "condottiero" acquired the broader meaning of "military leader", not restricted to mercenaries. In Italian historiography, Renaissance mercenary captains are usually called capitani di ventura.

  • also known as condottiero, Condottieri

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

Fragmentation demanded and consolidation allowed the funding of vast mercenary armies, fighting protracted and unprecedentedly bloody conflicts. These forces were highly proficient and willing to engage in serious combat. However ...

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Quotes about Mercenary

Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already. (Tommy Shaw)
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Scrabble value of M3E1R1C3E1N1A1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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