Definitions of military

  1. the military forces of a nation
  2. associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians; " military police"
  3. characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; " military uniforms"
  4. 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"
  5. Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
  6. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition.
  7. The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.
  8. Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
  9. Pertaining to soldiers or to arms; warlike.
  10. Soldiers collectively; army; troops.
  11. Pertaining to soldiers or warfare: warlike: becoming a soldier: engaged in the profession of arms: derived from service as a soldier.
  12. Soldiery: the army.
  13. Pertaining to soldiers or war.
  14. Soldiers; the army.
  15. Pertaining to soldiers or warfare; martial; warlike.
  16. A body of soldiers; soldiery.
  17. Pertaining to soldiers or to arms; warlike; becoming a soldier; martial.
  18. Soldiers; soldiery; the army. Military tenure, a tenure of land on condition of performing military service.
  19. Pert. to soldiery or to arms; engaged as a soldier; derived from services or exploits as a soldier; warlike; martial.
  20. The soldiery; the army.

Usage examples for military

  1. Why, I conceive that there is a gymnastic which, like our music, is simple and good; and especially the military gymnastic. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. But he has nothing to do with military matters, has he? – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  3. They were so troubled in mind that they missed high Mass, and only went to the military service. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  4. There was something military and something poetic in his manner and bearing and in his whole appearance. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. " You have many acquaintances in London; your late husband's friends were military men. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  6. It was not exactly a military expedition. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. He has written a book on military organization, and in his book there is not a dull page. – A New Medley of Memories by David Hunter-Blair
  8. In our modern world, with the military situation what it is...." – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
  9. But that which the Doctor most dwelt upon, knowing well it was what the girls most liked to hear, were stories of the days when he and Major Dale fought side by side for the Union of the country in that war which was as much of a reality to these girls as if they had taken part in every military engagement. – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  10. On the first afternoon there was a military funeral. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. They would exist just the same if they had not a single soldier, and the military power of Spain is not greater than that of one of these small countries; the poverty of the country and the scanty population oblige us to be humble. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  12. All his views and feelings were military – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. There was nothing military about the station and no uniform in sight. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  14. To a military man more than to any other these are serious thoughts. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  15. It seems very funny here, to be in a city that is under military rule. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  16. Before Park's late Journey, the important question whether an expedition of this kind should be accompanied by a military escort, was involved in some difficulty. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  17. There isn't much military about that order. – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
  18. The country also in which military operations were to be carried on was a difficult one. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  19. The wealth both of the military order of Compostella and of the cathedral and chapter was immense. – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  20. He had very considerable claims, and was appointed entirely on his military record. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward