Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: civilian  su'vil-yun [N. Amer], si'vi-lee-un [Brit]
  1. Associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
    "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"
Noun: civilian  su'vil-yun [N. Amer], si'vi-lee-un [Brit]
  1. A nonmilitary citizen
    - civvy

Derived forms: civilians

See also: civil, noncombatant

Type of: citizen

Antonym: military, serviceman

Encyclopedia: Civilian