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military

[ mil-i-ter-ee ]

adjective

  1. of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy:

    from civilian to military life.

  2. of, for, or pertaining to war:

    military preparedness.

  3. of or relating to soldiers.

    Synonyms: martial, soldierly

  4. befitting, characteristic of, or noting a soldier:

    a military bearing.

  5. following the life of a soldier:

    a military career.

  6. performed by soldiers:

    military duty.



noun

, plural mil·i·tar·ies, mil·i·tar·y.
  1. the military,
    1. the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
    2. military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively:

      the bar, the press, and the military.

military

/ ˈmɪlɪtərɪ; -trɪ /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
  2. of, characteristic of, or about soldiers


noun

  1. the military
    the military the armed services (esp the army)

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Derived Forms

  • ˈmilitarily, adverb

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Other Words From

  • mil·i·tar·i·ly [mil-i-, tair, -, uh, -lee, mil, -i-ter-, uh, -lee], adverb
  • mili·tari·ness noun
  • anti·mili·tary adjective
  • non·mili·tary adjective
  • pre·mili·tary adjective
  • pro·mili·tary adjective
  • pseudo·mili·tari·ly adverb
  • pseudo·mili·tary adjective
  • quasi-mili·tary adjective
  • super·mili·tary adjective noun
  • unmil·i·tari·ly adverb
  • un·mili·tary adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of military1

1575–85; < Latin mīlitāri ( s ), equivalent to mīlit- (stem of mīles ) soldier + -āris -ary

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Word History and Origins

Origin of military1

C16: via French from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles soldier

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Example Sentences

Instead, it is busy bolstering its military presence in the Mediterranean, using its military gains in Syria as a stepping stone.

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We’re the first military responders, but we’re the last one when the civilian capacity has been exhausted completely.

During Tuesday’s trip, Biden also plans to hold a roundtable with military veterans in Tampa, according to his campaign.

He’s looking for something to happen, because he knows with the military buildup in the area … it could happen.

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Buttigieg, a military veteran, spoke plainly about coming out and getting married.

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.

The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.

He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.

One, a man of distinguished looks and military bearing, was a little in advance of the other two.

Two years later this promising recruit, having fallen foul of the military authorities, had to leave the service under a cloud.

Let me illustrate: Last week, month, or year you saw a military procession pass along the streets.

At one fell swoop on the field of Jena, the famed military monarchy of the great Frederick fell in pieces like a potter's vessel.

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