expeditionary

adjective
ex·​pe·​di·​tion·​ary | \ ˌek-spə-ˈdi-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce expeditionary (audio) \

Definition of expeditionary

: of, relating to, or being an expedition also : sent on military service abroad an expeditionary force

Examples of expeditionary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soleimani oversaw the Revolutionary Guard Corps’ expeditionary Quds Force. Washington Post, "World Digest: June 29, 2020," 29 June 2020 Hoffman said there is concern the infection could spread to other patients and reach medical personnel, making the ships less effective as an expeditionary tool that can reposition to other cities as needed. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "DOD offers command and control for civilian call-up of doctors," 3 Apr. 2020 This expansion will make the PLANMC more of a full spectrum expeditionary force like the Marine Corps in the United States. Popular Science, "China’s Marine Corps is getting bigger and stronger," 29 Mar. 2017 Ghaani now serves as the head of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, an expeditionary arm of the paramilitary organization answerable only to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Jon Gamrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran general replacing Soleimani vows revenge for US killing," 5 Jan. 2020 The outpouring of grief was an unprecedented honor for a man viewed by Iranians as a national hero for his work leading the Guard's expeditionary Quds Force. CBS News, "Iran says U.S. bears blame for Iranian forces shooting down plane," 15 Jan. 2020 The funeral processions in major cities over three days have been an unprecedented honor for Soleimani, viewed by Iranians as a national hero for his work leading the Guard's expeditionary Quds Force. Anchorage Daily News, "Scores reported dead in stampede during funeral for Iran general killed by US," 7 Jan. 2020 As the head of the Quds, or Jersualem, Force of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, Soleimani led all of its expeditionary forces. Time, "President Trump Ordered Strike That Killed Top Iran Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Pentagon Says," 3 Jan. 2020 As the head of the Quds, or Jersualem, Force of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, Soleimani led all of its expeditionary forces and frequently shuttled between Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Author: Qassim Abdul-zahra, Zeina Karam, Anchorage Daily News, "U.S. kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad strike," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of expeditionary

1817, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2020

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“Expeditionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expeditionary. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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expeditionary

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of expeditionary

: relating to an expedition
: sent to fight in a foreign country

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