Definition of Military

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare. "Military law"

Partainyms: Military Science

2. Noun. The military forces of a nation. "The military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Exact synonyms: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military Machine, War Machine
Examples of category: Absence Without Leave, Unauthorized Absence, Pullback, Retreat, Stand-down, Standdown, Disengagement, Fallback, Pullout, Amphibious Landing, Gun, Deactivation, Inactivation, Countermarch, Fly-by, Flyover, Flypast, Sortie, Troop Movement, War Game, Militainment, Demonstration, National Service, Fatigue, Fatigue Duty, Air Cover, Military Censorship, Umbrella, Logistic Assessment, Drill, Manual, Manual Of Arms, Military Training, Basic Training, Military Drill, Close-order Drill, Square-bashing, Action, Military Action, Battle, Conflict, Engagement, Fight, Blockade, Encirclement, Defence, Defense, Defensive Measure, Electronic Warfare, Ew, Military Operation, Operation, Combined Operation, Police Action, Resistance, Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Simulated Military Operation, Armed Combat, Combat, Campaign, Military Campaign, Expedition, Hostile Expedition, Military Expedition, Military Mission, Mission, Sally, Sortie, Reenforcement, Reinforcement, Support, Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught, War, Warfare, Assault, Blitz, Blitzkrieg, Infiltration, Peacekeeping, Peacekeeping Mission, Peacekeeping Operation, Amphibious Operation, Psychological Operation, Psyop, Muster Call, Military Ceremony, Beleaguering, Besieging, Military Blockade, Siege, Nuclear Deterrence, Countermine, Military Control, Occupation, Conscription, Draft, Muster, Selective Service, Court-martial, Logistic Assistance, Logistic Support, Inter-service Support, Air Base, Air Station, Armament, Armored Car, Armoured Car, Apc, Armored Personnel Carrier, Armoured Personnel Carrier, Armory, Armoury, Arsenal, Assault Gun, Assault Rifle, Attack Submarine, B-52, Barrack, Base, Base Of Operations, Battle Dress, Billet, Bomber, Boot Camp, Caisson, Bivouac, Camp, Cantonment, Encampment, Command Post, General Headquarters, Ghq, Commissary, Aid Station, Dressing Station, Dress Uniform, Emplacement, Fatigues, Field Hospital, Attack Aircraft, Fighter, Fighter Aircraft, Fire Control Radar, Fire Control System, Full-dress Uniform, Fort, Garrison, Gas Shell, Guardhouse, Gun Room, Half Track, Hardware, Headquarters, Hq, Military Headquarters, Hospital Train, Army Hut, Field Hut, Hut, Hutment, Latrine, Equipage, Materiel, Mess, Mess Hall, Military Hospital, Military Installation, Military Post, Post, Military Quarters, Military Uniform, Military Vehicle, Minute Gun, Naval Installation, Shore Station, Naval Shipyard, Navy Yard, Olive Drab, Olive-drab Uniform, Outpost, Personnel Carrier, Picket, Platform, Weapons Platform, Quartering, Reconnaissance Plane, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Scout Car, Redoubt, Regimentals, Rocket Base, Silo, Smoke Screen, Smokescreen, Precision Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Armored Combat Vehicle, Armoured Combat Vehicle, Army Tank, Tank, Transport Ship, Troop Carrier, Troop Transport, Wardroom, Military Plane, Warplane, Combat Ship, War Vessel, Warship, W.m.d., Weapon Of Mass Destruction, Wmd, Weapons Carrier, Sea Power, Attention, Military Capability, Military Posture, Military Strength, Posture, Strength, Firepower, Generalship, Military Science, Tactics, Strategy, Commission, Military Commission, Muster Roll, Military Greeting, Salute, Military Intelligence, Liberty Chit, Pass, Lights-out, Taps, Reveille, Wake-up Signal, Retreat, Retreat, Drumbeat, Tattoo, Insignia Of Rank, Order, Call Up, Briefing, Strategic Warning, Tactical Warning, Warning Of Attack, Warning Of War, Chevron, Grade Insignia, Stripe, Stripes, Stripe, Damage, Equipment Casualty, Battle Damage, Combat Casualty, Operational Casualty, Operational Damage, Casualty, Combat Injury, Injury, Wound, Loss, Personnel Casualty, Collateral Damage, Military Ceremony, Trip Wire, Joint Chiefs, Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Command, Task Force, Army Unit, Army, Ground Forces, Regular Army, Naval Unit, Naval Forces, Navy, Coastguard, Marines, Air Unit, Air Force, Airforce, Armor, Armour, Armed Service, Military Service, Service, Force, Military Force, Military Group, Military Unit, Military Reserve, Reserve, Pentagon, Military Police, Mp, Shore Patrol, Company, Platoon, Rearguard, Wing, Echelon, Phalanx, Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Drumhead Court-martial, Court-martial, Military Court, Provost Court, Defense Intelligence Agency, Dia, Artillery, Artillery Unit, Musketry, Battery, Cavalry, Horse Cavalry, Mechanized Cavalry, Foot, Infantry, Paratroops, Militia, Reserves, Militia, Home Guard, Territorial, Territorial Reserve, Home Reserve, National Guard, Standing Army, Army, U. S. Army, United States Army, Us Army, Usa, United States Army Rangers, United States Military Academy, Us Military Academy, Ai, Army Intelligence, Army National Guard, Arng, Military Personnel, Soldiery, Troops, Friendly, Hostile, Cavalry, Horse, Horse Cavalry, Garrison, Rank, Rank And File, Commando, Contingent, Detail, General Staff, Headquarters, Headquarters Staff, High Command, Supreme Headquarters, Spearhead, Firing Party, Firing Squad, Military Formation, Open Order, Close Order, Extended Order, Sick Call, Sick Parade, Column, Chow Line, Air Power, Aviation, Martial Law, Military Law, Muster, Center, Flank, Wing, Head, Rear, Minefield, Field, Field Of Operations, Theater, Theater Of Operations, Theatre, Theatre Of Operations, Line, Line Of Battle, Salient, Battle Line, Military Position, Position, Staging Area, Sector, Combat Area, Combat Zone, War Zone, Drop Zone, Dropping Zone, West Point, Ensign, Adjutant, Aide, Aide-de-camp, Air Attache, Army Attache, Army Engineer, Military Engineer, Army Officer, Bandsman, Brass Hat, Cadet, Plebe, Captain, Skipper, Captain, Casualty, Chief Of Staff, Chief Petty Officer, Colonel, Color Bearer, Standard-bearer, Combat Pilot, Commander, Commandant, Commander, Commanding Officer, Commando, Ranger, Commissioned Officer, Commissioned Military Officer, Commissioned Naval Officer, Commodore, Defense Contractor, Defector, Deserter, Desk Officer, Conscript, Draftee, Inductee, Drill Instructor, Drill Master, Enemy, Foe, Foeman, Opposition, Executive Officer, Field Marshal, Field Officer, Field-grade Officer, Fo, Fighter Pilot, Flag Officer, Flanker, Full General, General, General Officer, Inspector General, Judge Advocate, Judge Advocate, Judge Advocate General, Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Light Colonel, Lieutenant Commander, Lieutenant General, Lieutenant Jg, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Major, Major-general, Devil Dog, Leatherneck, Marine, Shipboard Soldier, Marine Engineer, Naval Engineer, Marshal, Marshall, Midshipman, Military Adviser, Military Advisor, Holy Joe, Military Chaplain, Padre, Sky Pilot, Military Leader, Military Officer, Officer, Military Policeman, Mp, Naval Attache, Naval Commander, Naval Officer, Navy Seal, Seal, Enlisted Officer, Noncom, Noncommissioned Officer, Occupier, Peacekeeper, Provost Marshal, Reservist, Sapper, Sapper, Section Eight, Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman, Shirker, Slacker, Sprog, Spy, Undercover Agent, Staff Officer, Striker, Subaltern, Territorial, Military Volunteer, Voluntary, Volunteer, Warrant Officer, Weekend Warrior, Foreign Aid, Government Issue, Issue, Military Issue, Preparation, Preparedness, Readiness, Military Rank, Military Rating, Paygrade, Rating, Flag Rank, Spit And Polish, Pass, Compassionate Leave, Field Day, Mess, Break, Detach, Billet, Canton, Quarter, Activated, Armed, Unarmed, Armored, Armoured, Unarmored, Unarmoured, Accoutered, Accoutred, Expeditionary, Operational, Active, Combat-ready, Fighting, Effective, Inactive, Nonoperational, Regular
Specialized synonyms: Military Reserve, Reserve
Generic synonyms: Force, Personnel
Member holonyms: Cadre, Medic, Medical Officer
Derivative terms: Militarise, Militaristic, Militarize

3. Adjective. Characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military. "Military uniforms"

4. Adjective. Associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians. "Military police"

Definition of Military

1. a. Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.

2. n. The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.

Definition of Military

1. Adjective. Characteristic of members of the armed forces. ¹

2. Adjective. (North America) Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces). ¹

3. Adjective. Relating to war. ¹

4. Adjective. Relating to armies or ground forces. ¹

5. Noun. Armed forces. ¹

6. Noun. (US with the) U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps. ¹

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Definition of Military

1. armed forces [n -TARIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Military

military (current term)
military-entertainment complex
military-industrial complex
military abduction
military abductions
military academies
military academy
military action
military adviser
military advisor
military antishock trousers
military attache
military attaché

Literary usage of Military

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Officer's Notes by Ralph Middleton Parker (1917)
"(b) Martial Law at Home, which is military power exercised in time of war, insurrection ... (c) Martial Law as applied to the Army; which is, military power ..."

2. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, from the Earliest Times Until the by Simon Dubnow (1918)
"Nicholas I., who was originally intended for a military career, was placed on the Russian throne by a whim of fate.1 Prior to his accession, Nicholas had ..."

3. Army Regulations by Confederate States of America War Dept, United States War Dept (1902)
"All persons in the military service are required to obey strictly and to execute promptly ... Courtesy among military men is indispensable to discipline; ..."

4. History of the Corps of Royal Engineers by Whitworth Porter, Charles Moore Watson (1889)
"Civil and military Duties of the Corps—The Exhibition of and the Prince Consort—Tendency towards Specialism—The Malta Opera House and its Acoustic ..."

5. The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à by Charles à Court Repington (1920)
"CHAPTER I OUR military UNDERSTANDING WITH FRANCE- Russia's defeat in-5—Danger of a German attack on France— Discussions with the French military Attache—Sir ..."

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