military meaning

EN[ˈmɪl.ɪ.tɹɪ] [ˈmɪl.ɪ.tɛɹ.i]
  • The military, also called the armed forces, are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons, to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens.
  • The profession of soldiering as part of a military is older than recorded history itself. Some of the most enduring images of the classical antiquity portray the power and feats of its military leaders.

    Definition of military in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmilitariesSUF-ary
    1. Armed forces.
      1. The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.
    2. (US, with the) U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.
      1. It's not the job of the military to make policy. ‎
  • AdjectiveCOMmore militarySUPmost military
    1. Characteristic of members of the armed forces.
      1. Chelsea Manning was dishonorably discharged from all military duties. ‎
    2. (Canada, US) Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).
      1. If you join a military force, you may end up killing people. ‎
    3. Relating to war.
      1. The only goal pursued by Western defense strategy — to cause the Warsaw Pact to break off an attack — is more military than political in nature.
    4. Relating to armies or ground forces.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Short and thick set, he almost invariably dressed in a Western business suit or a safari jacket once he gave up his military uniform, and a black songkok, the flat traditional Indonesian cap.
        • The inn also offers adventure packages, including ziplining and a truck safari, where a military vehicle chugs up the side of a muddy mountain.
        • A certain amount of collateral damage and destruction to the surrounding environment has always been viewed as a necessary but generally undesirable by-product of military conflict.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Noun forms
            • Plurals
              • Irregular plurals
                • Invariant nouns
              • Noun plural forms
                • Irregular plurals
                  • Invariant nouns
              • Invariant nouns
                • Irregular plurals
                  • Invariant nouns
                  • Nouns with irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                    • Countable nouns
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                  Source: Wiktionary

                  Meaning of military for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "military" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
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