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.
- military academy,
- military attaché,
- military brush,
- military covenant,
- military engineering
Origin of military
Examples from the Web for military
Breaking the will of ISIS, the military argues, is not a statistic.
The American military may have launched hundreds of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. military has said it is too early to make any conclusions, other than the war is on course.
Where the U.S. once depended on its own forces to determine who was military material, this time the Iraqis will decide.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As a military man he is said to be well informed, and to understand well the principles of his profession.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
His dark, scowling face and lean body still bore a military air.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
Our military leaders recognised, far sooner than the rest of us, that this war was going to be a grim and desperate business.A Padre in France|George A. Birmingham
She had married a military tribune and had committed adultery with a common captain (centurio).A Short History of Women's Rights|Eugene A. Hecker
In spite of his success, however, Pershing was not yet ready to take up the strenuous course in the Military Academy.The Story of General Pershing|Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
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).