What does military mean?

Definitions for military
ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr imil·i·tary

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word military.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. military(Noun)

    Armed forces.

    He spent six years in the military.

    Etymology: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.

  2. military(Noun)

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

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

    Etymology: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.

  3. military(Adjective)

    Characteristic of members of the armed forces.

    Etymology: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.

  4. military(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.

  5. military(Adjective)

    Relating to war.

    Etymology: From militaire, from militarius, from militis.

  6. military(Adjective)

    Relating to armies or ground forces.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Military(adj)

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

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

  3. Military(noun)

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

    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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How to say military in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. William Boykin:

    It’s a sad situation that a guy would actually try to destroy the traditions of our military and the basic values of our country.

  2. The Jane analysts:

    Military personnel would likely arrive at these two bases as part of the rapid expeditionary force buildup currently centered around Latakia.

  3. Hatem Abdul Qader:

    What's happening today is a renewal of Israeli arrogance and recklessness, jerusalem is now a military base, sons of Jerusalem are now banned from entering the Old City.

  4. Brian Weeden:

    There’s a reason why the military is doing this, a big part of that is they are worried about not only debris collisions with military satellites, but potential adversaries using small space objects to try and attack satellites.

  5. William Taylor:

    With the hold (the delay in delivering the military aid), we have already shaken their faith in us, i think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.

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