Definition of military in English:

military

Line breaks: mili|tary
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪt(ə)ri
 
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adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces: the build-up of military activity he organized his shows with military precision
    More example sentences
    • When land was held by feudal tenure, military service was due from a tenant to his lord.
    • There was very little formal structure by way of military rank in Viking armies.
    • Confident in their military prowess, they preferred to try the arbitrament of war.
    Synonyms

noun (plural militaries)

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Derivatives

militarily

adverb
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  • A dispute which escalates to war is coded as a success for that side which wins the war militarily.
  • Achieving both can fortify a region militarily and put its economy on par with the world's best.
  • Britain, France, Sweden, and the USA were the first to adopt the percussion system militarily.

militariness

noun
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  • It would not just be militariness but militarization.
  • They announce their militariness by their uniform and position.
  • I love the strange militariness of that.

Origin

late Middle English: from French militaire or Latin militaris, from miles, milit- 'soldier'.

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