What does Military mean?

Definitions for Military
ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr iMil·i·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineadjective

    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. militaryadjective

    of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare

    "military law"

  3. militaryadjective

    characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military

    "military uniforms"

  4. militaryadjective

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

    "military police"


  1. militarynoun

    Armed forces.

    He spent six years in the military.

  2. militarynoun

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

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

  3. militaryadjective

    Characteristic of members of the armed forces.

  4. militaryadjective

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

  5. militaryadjective

    Relating to war.

  6. militaryadjective

    Relating to armies or ground forces.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Militar, Militaryadjective

    Militar is now wholly out of use.

    Etymology: militaris, Latin; militaire, Fr.

    In the time of Severus and Antoninus, many, being soldiers, had been converted unto Christ, and notwithstanding continued still in that military course of life. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    He will maintain his argument as well as any military man in the world. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Although he were a prince in militar virtue approved, yet his cruelties weighed down his virtues. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Numbers numberless
    The city gates out-pour’d, light-armed troops
    In coats of mail and military pride. John Milton, Par. Reg.

    The wreaths his grandsire knew to reap
    By active toil, and military sweat,
    Pining incline their sickly leaves. Matthew Prior.

    He was with general applause, and great cries of joy, in a kind of militar election or recognition, saluted king. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Militaryadjective

    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. Militaryadjective

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

  3. Militarynoun

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

  4. Etymology: [L. militaris, militarius, from miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. military

    Pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; having to do with the affairs of war; as, a military parade or appearance; military discipline. Engaged in the service of soldiers or arms; as, a military man. Warlike; becoming a soldier; as, military bravery, military virtue. Derived from the service or exploits of a soldier; as, military renown. Conformable to the customs or rules of armies or militia; as, the conduct of the officer was not military. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election.

  2. military

    The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; 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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Military in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Military in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Military in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to Luke’s family and to his loved ones, as this and previous hostage rescue operations demonstrate, the United States will spare no effort to use all of its military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home safely, wherever they are located. .

  2. The NATO diplomat:

    What I’m forecasting is that three weeks from now, that process will result (in a decision), and we will still be in the hub and four spokes, i believe we’ll have sufficient resources, and our military commanders have told us we’ll have sufficient resources, to stay in the basic posture.

  3. Ben Cloutier:

    In the interest of national security, to prevent fraud, and to ensure that New Mexicans are able to have access to a secure ID that won’t require them to use passports to enter our national labs and military bases or to get on an airplane – we will continue to strictly enforce the standards that are outlined by the Real ID Act.

  4. Mark Esper:

    Chinas technology theft for military gain is staggering.

  5. Paulo Batista:

    It was either go for the military or go through a complete transition and live with my authentic self.

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