Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Someone who is drafted into military service involuntarily.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Someone who is drafted into military service involuntarily. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To force someone to enroll.

Usage examples (38)
  • Even then the new conscripts would be very unlikely posted to a combat zone.
  • Adjective : a conscript soldier
  • A law had been passed by the Confederate States Congress called the conscript act.
  • In some countries, to be called a conscript or drafted man was considered a stigma, but not so in the South. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''conscript" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.