Definition of Military force
1. Noun. A unit that is part of some military service. "He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
Specialized synonyms: Trip Wire, Command, Enemy, Task Force, Army Unit, Naval Unit, Air Unit, Armor, Armour, Mujahadeen, Mujahadein, Mujahadin, Mujahedeen, Mujahedin, Mujahideen, Mujahidin, Guard, Legion, Echelon, Phalanx, Republican Guard, Haganah, Idf, Israeli Defense Force, Militia, Reserves, Commando, Contingent, Detail, Headquarters, Spearhead
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit
Group relationships: Armed Service, Military Service, Service
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Member holonyms: Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman
Lexicographical Neighbors of Military Force
Literary usage of Military force
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"The necessity for increasing the military force of the country was obvious ... Thus you make a reduction of more than 50000 in your actual military force, ..."
2. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1868)
"An Act explanatory of the Act entitled "An Act to raize, for a limited time, an additional military force, and for other purposes," approved ..."
3. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1857)
"The present military force, then, of the " United States, as authorized by existing laws, consists of upward of one hundred and eighty-six thousand men, ..."
4. Niles' Weekly Register edited by Hezekiah Niles, Jeremiah Hughes, George Beatty (1837)
"Had it not been a complaint during the whole of the war that our military force was not adequate; an i was there not now on the table a recommendation to ..."
5. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1863)
"An Act supplementary to "An Act to raw* an additional military force."* That the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the light dragoons, ..."
6. The Complete Works of Edward Livingston on Criminal Jurisprudence by Edward Livingston, Salmon Portland Chase (1873)
"Neither the militia nor any other military force shall be employed in the ... CHAPTER I Of the manner and cases in which the military force may be required. ..."