- 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 pro-military
“I think it could bring people who are pro-military and people who are critical of the military together,” he continued.‘The Invisible War’: How Oscar’s Military Rape Documentary Might Change Everything
February 7, 2013
You would think a Vietnam War veteran with two Purple Hearts would appeal to the pro-military GOP.The Proxy War Against Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon Is Really About Obama
January 8, 2013
The piece of c.w. is that Republicans are pro-military and Democrats anti.Republicans Against the Pentagon
May 24, 2012
Will the pro-government, pro-military Yellow Shirts take to the streets again?Thailand’s Shaky Revolution
July 4, 2011
This heavy envy which is the dominant characteristic of the pro-military type is by no means confined to it.
- 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 pro-military
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).