Military Definition

mĭlĭ-tĕrē
militaries
adjective
Of, characteristic of, for, fit for, or done by soldiers or the armed forces.
Webster's New World
Performed or supported by the armed forces.
Military service.
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Of, for, or fit for war.
Webster's New World
Of the army, as distinguished from the navy.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to land forces.
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noun
militaries
The armed forces; military personnel collectively.
Webster's New World
Members, especially officers, of an armed force.
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A nation's military establishment.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
war-machinemilitary machinearmed servicesarmed-forcestask-forcereinforcementsrearguardphalanxparatroopsoutpostnavymarineslegionjuntainfantry

Other Word Forms of Military

Noun

Singular:
military
Plural:
militaries

Origin of Military

  • From French militaire, from Latin mÄ«litārius, from mÄ«litis (“soldier").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin mīlitāris from mīles mīlit- soldier

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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