active duty

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of active duty

:employment as a full-time member of the military
  • After two years of active duty she entered the reserves.

Word by Word Definitions

active play
  1. : characterized by action rather than by contemplation or speculation

  2. : producing or involving action or movement

  3. : asserting that the person or thing represented by the grammatical subject performs the action represented by the verb

  1. : an active person : one engaged in an action or activity

duty play
  1. : conduct due to parents and superiors : respect

  2. : obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

  3. : assigned service or business

  1. : done as a duty

  2. : being on duty : assigned to specified tasks or functions


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