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adjective mil·i·tary \ˈmi-lə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of military

  1. 1a :  of or relating to soldiers, arms, or war <military discipline> <the country's military needs>b :  of or relating to armed forces; especially :  of or relating to ground or sometimes ground and air forces as opposed to naval forces <military and naval affairs>

  2. 2a :  performed or made by armed forces <military operations>b :  supported by armed force <a military government>

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the army <the military academy at West Point>

Examples of military in a sentence

  1. He is being tried in a military court rather than in a civilian court.

  2. He has had a long military career.

Origin and Etymology of military

Middle English, from Latin militaris, from milit-, miles soldier


First Known Use: 15th century


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military

noun mil·i·tary

Definition of military

plural

military

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militaries

  1. 1 :  military persons; especially :  army officers

  2. 2 :  armed forces

Examples of military in a sentence

  1. There were many military present but only a few civilians.

  2. <some would insist that the military's budget is still inadequate>

Origin and Etymology of military

see 1military


First Known Use: 1709



MILITARY Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective mil·i·tary \ˈmi-lə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of military for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to soldiers or the armed forces (such as the army, navy, marines, and air force)

  • : of or relating to the army

  • : controlled or supported by armed forces


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noun mil·i·tary

Definition of military for English Language Learners

  • : members of the armed forces : military people


MILITARY Defined for Kids

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adjective mil·i·tary \ˈmi-lə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of military for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to soldiers, the army, or war <military drills>

  2. 2 :  carried on by soldiers :  supported by armed forces <a military government>


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noun mil·i·tary

Definition of military for Students

plural

military

  1. :  members of the armed forces



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