Definition of Military man
1. Noun. Someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force. "Two men stood sentry duty"
Group relationships: Force, Military Force, Military Group, Military Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Air Force Officer, Commander, Artilleryman, Cannoneer, Gunner, Machine Gunner, Bluejacket, Navy Man, Sailor, Sailor Boy, Commando, Ranger, Conscript, Draftee, Inductee, Enlisted Person, Devil Dog, Leatherneck, Marine, Shipboard Soldier, Military Officer, Officer, Noncombatant, Occupier, Striper, Ex-serviceman, Vet, Veteran, Veteran, Veteran Soldier, Military Volunteer, Voluntary, Volunteer
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Lexicographical Neighbors of Military Man
Literary usage of Military man
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"military man, but changed ouce more to & quaker shortly before his father's death. He had several estates from his grandfather Pru- dom, and his father's ..."
2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"A suggested derivation is the synonymous French word pikin, or civilian, as contradistinguished to the military man. Instead of a call I write you a letter, ..."
3. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... broke down—Arrival of Craig's company—Protest of officers and signs of mutiny—Put down by Gen. Henry—His character as a military man—March for Rock ..."
4. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Now, then, Sir—on any account whatever, —by behaviour ever so bad, or by behaviour ever so meritorious,—suppose a non-military man to have rendered himself ..."