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Meaning of MILITARY

Pronunciation:  'mili`teree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the military forces of a nation
  2. [adj]  associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians; "military police"
  3. [adj]  characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; "military uniforms"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare; "military law"

MILITARY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: armed forces, combatant, expeditionary, martial, martial(a), militaristic, noncombatant, soldierlike, soldierly, warlike, warriorlike
 Antonyms: civilian, nonmilitary, unmilitary
 See Also: armed service, cadre, force, medic, medical officer, military reserve, military service, Pentagon, personnel, reserve, service



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mil"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. militaris, militarius, from
    miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.]
    1. 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.
             Nor do I, as an enemy to peace, Troop in the throngs
             of military men.                      --Shak.
    2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a
       military expedition. --Bacon.
    {Military law}. See {Martial law}, under {Martial}.
    {Military order}. (a) A command proceeding from a military
       (b) An association of military persons under a bond of
           certain peculiar rules; especially, such an
           association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body
           in modern times taking a similar form, membership of
           which confers some distinction.
    {Military tenure}, tenure of land, on condition of performing
       military service.
  2. \Mil"i*ta*ry\, n. [Cf. F. militaire.]
    The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the military in your dream means rigid authority and emotional repression. Disciplinary action may be brought upon you. If you have served with the military, then this dream may represent our actual life experiences and memories.
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