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Definition of "military" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of members of the armed forces: a military bearing; military attire. (adjective)
  • Performed or supported by the armed forces: military service. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to war: military operations. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to land forces. (adjective)
  • Armed forces: a country ruled by the military. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "military" in a sentence
  • "I have an idea that my military superiors are the proper judges of my character and conduct, and that their testimony ought to be considered satisfactory as to my _military qualities_."
  • "The key of the situation in the West Indies being thus in the fleets, these became the true objectives of the military effort; and all the more so because the real _military_ usefulness of the West"
  • "Latin _virtus_, when it is used with reference to military transactions, so that its earliest meaning was, simply, _military prowess_."