American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of members of the armed forces: a military bearing; military attire.
- adj. Performed or supported by the armed forces: military service.
- adj. Of or relating to war: military operations.
- adj. Of or relating to land forces.
- n. Armed forces: a country ruled by the military.
- n. Members, especially officers, of an armed force.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the position or character of a soldier: pertaining to soldiers; suitable to, characteristic of, or performed by soldiers; soldierly: as, a military man; a military deportment or disposition.
- Relating or pertaining to war. to the art of war, or to an armed force; adapted to or connected with a state of war; martial; warlike; belligerent: as, the military art; military glory; military history; military equipage; a military expedition. The military resources of a country include both army and navy, and the phrase military office has been legally construed to apply to both; but in ordinary language military is used only in relation to the land-forces, as distinguished from the naval or sea forces.
- Warlike in method or practice; having relation to the usages or purposes of war; connected with or dependent upon the use of armed force: opposed to civil: as, a military despotism; military government; a military execution. Abbreviated mil., milit.
- Tactical, relating to the order and arrangement to be observed in the management of an army when it is to march, to engage an enemy, or to be encamped.
- Technical, including the composition, fabrication, and application of warlike machines, and the practice of military engineering in the erection of offensive and defensive works for the protection of an army, a city, or a country. This branch also comprises the topographical surveys, the building of pontoon and other bridges, the projection and construction of roads, telegraph-lines, railroads, etc., necessary to the operations of an army in the field.
- n. Soldiers generally; soldiery; officers of the army: commonly with the definite article: as, the occasion was enlivened by the presence of the military.
- adj. Characteristic of members of the armed forces.
- adj. North America Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).
- adj. Relating to war.
- adj. Relating to armies or ground forces.
- n. Armed forces.
- n. US, with the U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war
- adj. Performed or made by soldiers
- n. The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.
- adj. of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
- adj. characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military
- n. the military forces of a nation
- adj. associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians
- From French militaire, from Latin mīlitārius, from mīlitis ("soldier"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles, mīlit-, soldier. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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