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1.
Someone who has never been part of the armed forces and is therefore ignorant of what the right thing to do is when under dangerous conditions.
*gunfire*
Civilians run away and/or start screaming
All non-civilians go for nearest cover and assess situation (enemy direction, escape routes, usable weapons, enemy armament and their chances of taking down the target)
by xfire January 22, 2008
 
2.
A member of the public, who is neither a police officer nor a criminal.
"You put your gun on a civilian" -- The Wire
by constabulator November 25, 2010
 
3.
An individual that is in no way affiliated with or has participated in activities involving sex for money. These activities include but are not limited to: pornography, incalls, outcalls, dances that start at $200.00 to get through the door, the Russian language, whore'in up, massages with happy endings, escorts, donut holin', strawberry slurpyz, or have ever transacted with a pimp.
Mickey and JB had not seen each other for the length of a typical bender. The question of new pie arose. JB was not impressed by the news that Mickey was in a three way that ended in a dirty sanchez until he became aware they were all cilivians.
by JBMG April 08, 2004
 
4.
Any non hunter or personnel that do not hunt.
The civilians cringed at the thought of firearms and killing animals.
by TheUltimateScot June 08, 2013
 
5.
An everyday, unknown face. A civilian is the person infront of you who is obeying the speed limit. A civilian is the fellow at the pizza joint who is looking at you and your friends like you're in the middle of a cocaine deal. A civilian is a person at a party who nobody except like 2 people know, and they may or may not be cock blocking. You can love em or hate em, but you can never get rid of civilians.
I walked into the basketball game, and all the civilians on the bleachers were looking at me because I was in my dress blue uniform.
by The Sub February 15, 2005
 
6.
The people who soldiers sacrifice their lives for so that future generations may prosper. They tend whine and complain about the smallest inconvience, breakdown under the most minimal pressures, and get in the way of falling ordinance.
Sgt: We need to evacuate that city before enemy forces arrive.
GI: Can't, the civilians don't want to, their watching TV.
Sgt: Bomb everything, lets go.
by Melizza October 08, 2005
 
7.
the name for students who are not athletes.
I can't wait for our season to end so I can be a civilian for a month!
by poonta May 23, 2007