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.
(adj.)of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy.
of, for, or pertaining to war:
of, pertaining to, or performed by soldiers:
befitting or characteristic of a soldier:
a military bearing.
(n.)the military, the armed forces of a nation. military personnel, esp. commissioned officers.
Origin of military:
1575–85; < L mīlit, der. of mīles soldier
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"
of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military
associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
military(adjective)ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i
connected with or involving a country's armed forces
military bases/training/families; military action/intelligence
military(noun)ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i
the army, navy, air force, and other fighting forces of a country
My brother's in the military.
He spent six years in the military.
U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.
It's not the job of the military to make policy.
Characteristic of members of the armed forces.
Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).
Relating to war.
Relating to armies or ground forces.
Origin: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.
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
performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition
the whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'military' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #874
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'military' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3179
Rank popularity for the word 'military' in Adjectives Frequency: #105
Translations for military
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of soldiers or armed forces generally, or war
- militarPortuguese (BR)
- militær; militær-Danish
- sõja-, sõjaväe-Estonian
- جنگ طلبFarsi
- her-, hernaðar-, hermanna-Icelandic
- karinis, kariuomenėsLithuanian
- militārs; kara-Latvian
- militær(-), hær-Norwegian
- военный; воинскийRussian
- militär, militäriskSwedish
- 軍事的Chinese (Trad.)
- військовий; воєннийUkrainian
- فوجی، عسکریUrdu
- quân sựVietnamese
- 军事的Chinese (Simp.)
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