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mil·i·tar·y

 (mĭl′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of members of the armed forces: a military bearing; military attire.
2. Performed or supported by the armed forces: military service.
3. Of or relating to war: military operations.
4. Of or relating to land forces.
n. pl. military also mil·i·tar·ies
1. Armed forces: a country ruled by the military.
2. Members, especially officers, of an armed force.

[Middle English, from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles, mīlit-, soldier.]

mil′i·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.

military

(ˈmɪlɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Military) of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
2. (Military) of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
n, pl -taries or -tary
(Military) the military the armed services (esp the army)
[C16: via French from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles soldier]
ˈmilitarily adv

mil•i•tar•y

(ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -tar•y, sometimes -tar•ies. adj.
1. of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy.
2. of, for, or pertaining to war: military preparedness.
3. of, pertaining to, or performed by soldiers: military duty.
4. befitting or characteristic of a soldier: a military bearing.
n.
5. the military,
a. the armed forces of a nation.
b. military personnel, esp. commissioned officers.
[1575–85; < Latin mīlit, derivative of mīles soldier]
mil`i•tar′i•ly, adv.

military

- Based on Latin miles, "soldier."
See also related terms for soldier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.military - the military forces of a nationmilitary - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
absence without leave, unauthorized absence - unauthorized military absence
pullback - (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops); "the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"
retreat - (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops"
standdown, stand-down - (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
fallback, pullout, disengagement - to break off a military action with an enemy
amphibious landing - a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion; "MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines"
gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
deactivation, inactivation - breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
countermarch - (military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route
fly-by, flypast, flyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
sortie - (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
troop movement - movement of military units to a new location
war game - a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategy
militainment - entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
demonstration - a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
national service - compulsory service in the military during peacetime
fatigue duty, fatigue - labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
air cover - the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations
military censorship - all types of censorship conducted by personnel of the armed forces
umbrella - a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England"
logistic assessment - a judgment of the logistic support required for some particular military operation
drill - (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
manual of arms, manual - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
military training - training soldiers in military procedures
basic training - the initial period of training for new military personnel; involves intense physical activity and behavioral discipline
military drill - training in marching and the use of weapons
close-order drill - (military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)
square-bashing - drill on a barracks square
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
battle, engagement, fight, conflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
electronic warfare, EW - military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
combined operation - a military operation carried out cooperatively by two or more allied nations or a military operation carried out by coordination of sea, land, and air forces
police action - a local military action without declaration of war; against violators of international peace and order
resistance - the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
maneuver, simulated military operation, manoeuvre - a military training exercise
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Adj.1.military - of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare; "military law"
2.military - characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the militarymilitary - characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; "military uniforms"
nonmilitary, unmilitary - not associated with soldiers or the military; "unmilitary circles of government"; "fatigue duty involves nonmilitary labor"
3.military - associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians; "military police"
civilian - associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military; "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"

military

adjective
1. warlike, armed, soldierly, martial, soldierlike Military action may become necessary.
noun
1. armed forces, forces, services, army Did you serve in the military?

Military ranks

able rating, able seaman or able-bodied seaman (AB), acting sublieutenant, admiral (Adm), admiral of the fleet, air chief marshal (ACM), air commodore (AC), aircraftmen (AC), air marshal (AM), air officer, air vice-marshal (AVM), branch officer (BO), brigadier (Brig), captain (Capt), chief of staff (COS), chief petty officer (CPO), chief technician, colonel (Col), colour sergeant (Col Sgt), commander (Cdr), commander in chief (C-in-C), commanding officer (CO), commissioned officer, commodore (Cdre), company sergeant major (CSM), corporal (Corp, Cpl), drum major, field marshal (FM), field officer (FO), fleet admiral, fleet chief petty officer, flight engineer, flight lieutenant (Flt Lt), flight mechanic (FM), flight sergeant (Flt Sgt), flying officer (FO), general (Gen, Genl), group captain (G Capt), junior technician, lance corporal (L-Cpl), leading aircraftman (LAC), leading rating, lieutenant (Lt), lieutenant colonel (Lt-Col), lieutenant commander (Lt-Comm), lieutenant general (Lt-Gen), major (Maj), major general (Maj-Gen), marine, marshal, marshal of the Royal Air Force (MRAF), master aircrew, medical officer (MO), midshipman, noncommissioned officer (NCO), ordinary rating, ordinary seaman (OS), petty officer (PO), pilot officer (PO), private (Pte), quartermaster (QM), rear admiral (RA), regimental sergeant major (RSM), second lieutenant, senior aircraftman, senior medical officer (SMO), sergeant (Sgt, Sergt), sergeant major (SM), squadron leader (Sqn-Ldr), staff sergeant, subaltern, sublieutenant (Sub L), vice admiral (VA), warrant officer (WO), wing commander

military

adjective
1. Relating to, characteristic of, or performed by troops:
2. Of, relating to, or inclined toward war:
Translations
عَسْكَريعَسْكَرِيٌّ
vojenský
militærmilitær-
armeijasotaväkisotilas-
vojni
katonai
her-, hernaîar-, hermanna-
軍の
군대의
militia
kariškiaikariuomenėkariuomenės
kara-militārs
vojaškivojaštvovojska
militär-
ทางทหาร
thuộc quân đội

military

[ˈmɪlɪtərɪ]
A. ADJ [intervention, government, history, bearing] → militar
he retired with full military honoursse retiró con todos los honores militares
to do sth with military precisionhacer algo con una precisión militar
B. NPL the militarylos militares
C. CPD military academy Nacademia f militar
military base Nbase f militar
military police Npolicía f militar
military policeman Npolicía m militar
military service Nservicio m militar
to do (one's) military sevicehacer or prestar el servicio militar, hacer la mili

military

[ˈmɪlɪtəri]
adj [action, intervention, operation, campaign, base] → militaire; [force, official, personnel] → militaire; [presence] → militaire
n
the military → l'armée f, les militaires mpl
to serve in the military → servir dans l'armée
Did you serve in the military? → Avez-vous servi dans l'armée ?military base nbase f militairemilitary police n
(= force) → police f militaire
(= policemen) → police f militairemilitary policeman nagent m de la police militairemilitary service nservice m militaire
militate against
[ˈmɪlɪteɪt] vt fus
(= be a negative factor for) [+ person] → ne pas militer en faveur de
His youth and short time with the firm are likely to militate against him → Sa jeunesse et le peu de temps qu'il a passé dans la compagnie ne vont probablement pas militer en sa faveur.
(= make more difficult) [+ thing] → être un obstacle à (= make less likely) → être un obstacle à
Family tensions can militate against learning → Les tensions familiales peuvent être un obstacle à l'apprentissage.

military

adjmilitärisch; military governmentMilitärregierung f; military personnelMilitär- or Armeeangehörige pl; to do something with military precisionetw mit militärischer Präzision tun; the top military mendie führenden Militärs
n the militarydas Militär

military

:
military academy
military band
military base
nMilitär- or Armeestützpunkt m
military-industrial complex
n the military (US) → der militärisch-industrielle Komplex
military police
military policeman
nMilitärpolizist m
military policewoman
nMilitärpolizistin f
military school
nMilitärschule f
military service
nMilitärdienst m, → Wehrdienst m; to do one’s militaryseinen Wehr- or Militärdienst ableisten or machen (inf); he’s doing his militaryer ist gerade beim Militär
military spending
nMilitärausgaben pl

military

[ˈmɪlɪtrɪ]
1. adjmilitare
2. npl the militaryi militari, l'esercito

military

(ˈmilitəri) adjective
of soldiers or armed forces generally, or war. military supplies/discipline/power.
the military noun
the armed forces. The military is still loyal to the president.

military

عَسْكَرِيٌّ vojenský militær militärisch στρατιωτικός militar sotilas- militaire vojni militare 軍の 군대의 militair militær militarny militar военный militär- ทางทหาร askeri thuộc quân đội 军事的
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It was a cheerful, hopeful letter, full of lively descriptions of camp life, marches, and military news, and only at the end did the writer's heart over-flow with fatherly love and longing for the little girls at home.
Her husband, Tom Willard, a slender, graceful man with square shoulders, a quick military step, and a black mus- tache trained to turn sharply up at the ends, tried to put the wife out of his mind.
We used to put my cadet cap on his head--I had to take military drill at the university-- and give him a yard-measure to hold with his front leg.
He had been a colonel in the Confederate army, and still maintained, with the title, the military bearing which had always accompanied it.
The imbecility of her military leaders abroad, and the fatal want of energy in her councils at home, had lowered the character of Great Britain from the proud elevation on which it had been placed by the talents and enterprise of her former warriors and statesmen.
From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
He had been left, by the death of their parents in India, guardian to a small nephew and a small niece, children of a younger, a military brother, whom he had lost two years before.
Herein it is the same with the American whale fishery as with the American army and military and merchant navies, and the engineering forces employed in the construction of the American Canals and Railroads.
Here be it said, that like the vessels of military marines, the ships of the American Whale Fleet have each a private signal; all which signals being collected in a book with the names of the respective vessels attached, every captain is provided with it.
Now, you are a military man, Langley, and no doubt like to see your regiment look well on parade,
A pair of military trousers, light blue with a yellow stripe, serve to give that suggestion of authority proper to the leader of a band.
The old gentleman uniformly gave a little start whenever his long-sided brother fired in his direction; and this being observed by his companion, he very good-naturedly turned his artillery to another quarter, and proceeded to storm one of the fire-irons with a degree of military talent fully sufficient to take a city.