noun, plural mil·i·tar·ies, mil·i·tar·y.
- 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
Synonyms for military
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.
The U.S. was wrong-footed diplomatically and militarily humbled.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17|Clive Irving|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Eli Lake|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nick Gillespie|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Josh Rogin|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We must protect ourselves politically and militarily against this, and also insure our economic development.
Peter Gross's reply was as militarily curt as the captain's question.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
The cost of armaments becomes less oppressive as we near our defense goals; yet we are militarily stronger every day.
Militarily the town could not be held, for its one and only defence was the Yellow River.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
We enter 1973 economically strong, militarily secure and, most important of all, at peace after a long and trying war.
noun plural -taries or -tary
Word Origin for 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).