Definition of cadet:
- A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission.
- A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.
- A young man who makes a business of ruining girls to put them in brothels.
- In New Zealand, a young gentleman learning sheep farming at a station; also, any young man attached to a sheep station.
- The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.
- "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
He is a Cadet of Temperance, and when the party was talked of, he pleaded so earnestly for the substitution of coffee for wine and brandy, and used such good reason for the change, that we saw only one right course before us, and that we have adopted.- "After a Shadow, and Other Stories", T. S. Arthur.
In his eyes, showing just below the rim of his hat, was the light which she had seen first during the dramatic scene in his sitting- room and the appeal of deference, of suffering, and of the boyish hope of a cadet.- "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.