- of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy: from civilian to military life.
- of, for, or pertaining to war: military preparedness.
- of or relating to soldiers.
- befitting, characteristic of, or noting a soldier: a military bearing.
- following the life of a soldier: a military career.
- performed by soldiers: military duty.
- the military,
- the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
- military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively: the bar, the press, and the military.
Origin of military
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Examples from the Web for militarily
The United States emerged as the true victor of World War I in every sense: militarily, economically and morally.How WWI Produced the Holocaust
November 21, 2014
The U.S. was wrong-footed diplomatically and militarily humbled.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17
July 20, 2014
He believed the more you aided Israel militarily, the more flexible they would be diplomatically.Some of Israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid
July 18, 2014
And there are allies in both regions that we should continue to support not just morally, but materially and militarily.After Bipartisan Bush-Obama Blundering, Let’s Try a Libertarian Foreign Policy
July 16, 2014
Obama also has to elaborate on his Friday statement promising “costs” for Russia if it intervened in Ukraine militarily, he said.‘Russia is Looking for a Hot War,’ Says Georgia’s Former President
March 3, 2014
On the contrary, they believed out of obedience, militarily.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
Of the two fragments, the smaller was militarily important only as a feeder to the other.Admiral Farragut
A. T. Mahan
Napoleon has vanquished Austria, not only militarily, but also morally.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times
Peter Gross's reply was as militarily curt as the captain's question.The Argus Pheasant
John Charles Beecham
There was no doubt that Germany was desperate, economically, morally and militarily.Germany, The Next Republic?
Carl W. Ackerman
- of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
- of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
- the military the armed services (esp the army)
Word Origin and History for militarily
mid-15c., from Middle French militaire (14c.), from Latin militaris "of soldiers or war, of military service, warlike," from miles (genitive militis) "soldier," of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning "one who marches in a troop," and thus connected to Sanskrit melah "assembly," Greek homilos "assembled crowd, throng." Related: Militarily. Old English had militisc, from Latin. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"soldiers generally," 1757, from military (adj.). Earlier, "a military man" (1736).