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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mer·ce·nary /ˈmɝsṇˌɛri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·ce·na·ry a.
 1. Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers.
 2. Hence: Moved primarily by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
 For God forbid I should my papers blot
 With mercenary lines, with servile pen.   --Daniel.
 Syn: -- See Venal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·ce·na·ry n.; pl. Mercenaries  One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by materialism [syn: materialistic, worldly-minded]
      2: used of soldiers hired by a foreign army [syn: mercenary(a),
      3: profit oriented; "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile
         and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary
         enterprise"; "a moneymaking business" [syn: mercantile,
      n : a person hired to fight for another country than their own
          [syn: soldier of fortune]