- nounthe initial period of training for new military personnel; involves intense physical activity and behavioral discipline• Hypernyms: ↑military training
* * *noun [noncount]: the first few weeks of training for someone who has recently joined the military
Our son is in basic training.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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basic training — n [U] the period when a new soldier learns military rules and does a lot of exercise … Dictionary of contemporary English
basic training — n. (mil.) to go through, take basic training * * * take basic training (mil.) to go through … Combinatory dictionary
basic training — N UNCOUNT Basic training is the training that someone receives when they first join the armed forces. [AM] … English dictionary
basic training — Synonyms and related words: apprenticeship, arrangement, breaking, breeding, briefing, clearing the decks, conditioning, cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, equipment, exercise, familiarization, fetching up, fixing, fostering,… … Moby Thesaurus
basic training — Mil. a period following a person s induction into the armed forces devoted to training in basic military comportment, duties, and combat skills. * * * … Universalium
basic training — noun The standard training regime for introducing new recruits to the organizations discipline and basic operational skills. Syn: boot camp … Wiktionary
basic training — noun Date: 1943 the initial period of training of a military recruit … New Collegiate Dictionary
basic training — first training of new soldiers in which they learn fundamental knowledge … English contemporary dictionary
basic training — noun (U) the period when a new soldier learns military rules and does a lot of exercise … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
basic training — ba′sic train′ing n. mil a period following induction into the armed forces during which a recruit learns military basics • Etymology: 1940–45 … From formal English to slang