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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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. Lindsey Graham:

    If I hear one more time that we're going to send the Kurds to go clean up the whole world, that's just ridiculous. The Kurdish military is not an expeditionary force.

  2. Yukiya Amano:

    As far as the implementation of the comprehensive safeguards agreement, we have some good cooperation with Iran, we are also implementing the Joint Plan of Action and we can also say the implementation is good. But with respect to the clarification of issues with possible military dimensions, the progress is limited and this is the area where more ... cooperation from Iran is needed.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    Syria and Russia, as a common enemy, provide a wonderful platform for consolidation. We are ready to put up with that for a while in the hope that it will eventually lead us to some positive trend based on interaction. this reminds me very much of the events of 2003, when US representatives in the Security Council showed alleged chemical weapons discovered in Iraq. A military campaign in Iraq ensued, which ended with the destruction of the country, an increased terrorist threat and the emergence of ISIS on the international scene.

  4. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry:

    We believe that there should be effective action by Afghan national security forces to ensure that there are no military gains by the Taliban.

  5. Titipol Phakdeewanich:

    Thailand isn't returning to democracy, the election was a whitewashing effort for the military to stay in power so that they can tell the international community that they are an elected government.

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