1. [ noun ] (work) a person hired to fight for another country than their own
Synonyms: soldier_of_fortune
Related terms: adventurer condottiere ninja
2. [ adjective ] marked by materialism
Synonyms: worldly-minded materialistic
Related terms: worldly
3. [ adjective ] (military) used of soldiers hired by a foreign army
Synonyms: freelance
Related terms: paid
4. [ adjective ] (business) profit oriented
Synonyms: moneymaking mercantile

"a commercial book" "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan "a mercenary enterprise" "a moneymaking business"

Related terms: commercial
Similar spelling:   Mercenaria