Definitions for militaryˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mil•i•tar•yˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-tar•y, sometimes -tar•ies.

  1. (adj.)of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy.

    Category: Military

  2. of, for, or pertaining to war:

    military preparedness.

    Category: Military

  3. of, pertaining to, or performed by soldiers:

    military duty.

    Category: Military

  4. befitting or characteristic of a soldier:

    a military bearing.

    Category: Military

  5. (n.)the military, the armed forces of a nation. military personnel, esp. commissioned officers.

    Category: Military

Origin of military:

1575–85; < L mīlit, der. of mīles soldier

mil`i•tar′i•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine(adj)

    the military forces of a nation

    "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

  2. military(adj)

    of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare

    "military law"

  3. military(adj)

    characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military

    "military uniforms"

  4. military(adj)

    associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians

    "military police"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. military(adjective)ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i

    connected with or involving a country's armed forces

    military bases/training/families; military action/intelligence

  2. military(noun)ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i

    the army, navy, air force, and other fighting forces of a country

    My brother's in the military.

Wiktionary

  1. military(Noun)

    Armed forces.

    He spent six years in the military.

  2. military(Noun)

    U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.

    It's not the job of the military to make policy.

  3. military(Adjective)

    Characteristic of members of the armed forces.

  4. military(Adjective)

    Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).

  5. military(Adjective)

    Relating to war.

  6. military(Adjective)

    Relating to armies or ground forces.

  7. Origin: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Military(adj)

    of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown

  2. Military(adj)

    performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition

  3. Military(noun)

    the whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'military' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #874

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'military' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3179

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'military' in Adjectives Frequency: #105


Translations for military

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

military(adjective)

of soldiers or armed forces generally, or war

military supplies/discipline/power.

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