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a financial/economic/military etc disaster
▪ The project was a financial disaster.
a military advantage
▪ The military advantage had shifted towards the rebels.
a military alliance
▪ NATO has been the most successful military alliance in history.
a military band (=musicians who play music on military occasions)
▪ a military band with their brass and their drums
a military college (=where you learn to be an officer in the army)
a military defeat
▪ The president resigned following a series of military defeats.
a military expedition
▪ The generals decided to launch a military expedition to the region.
a military leader
▪ The country’s military leader had seized power in a coup.
a military plane
▪ Air Force jets intercepted two military planes that had entered the no-fly zone.
a military rebellion/an army rebellion
▪ Marlborough considered leading a military rebellion against the new king.
a military regime
▪ The military regime arrrested anyone who dared to speak against it.
a military target
▪ The group insists that its bombs were directed against military targets.
a military threat
▪ Each country regarded the other as a major military threat.
a military victory
▪ one of the General’s most famous military victories
a military/army coup
▪ He seized power in a military coup in 1977.
a military/army/troop convoy
▪ 28 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military convoy.
a military/naval power (=with a very strong army or navy)
▪ Russia had become a naval power equal to Spain.
a military/political etc concession
▪ In the past they have tried to exchange territorial concessions for peace.
a political/medical/military etc career
▪ The scandal ruined his political career.
a political/military/economic setback
▪ The defeat represented a major political setback for the conservatives.
a religious/military/biological etc metaphor
▪ He uses a military metaphor to describe these women as ‘storming’ the castle of male power.
an army/naval/military etc officer
an economic/military/business/political etc objective
▪ We have made good progress towards meeting our business objectives.
art/literary/military etc historian
do military service
▪ More and more men are refusing to do military service.
for political/military/educational/medicinal etc purposes
▪ This technology could be used for military purposes.
Military Academy
military action
▪ America is not ruling out military action against Iran.
military affairs
▪ the president’s advisor on military affairs
military aid
▪ Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. economic and military aid.
military assistance
▪ Beijing renewed its military assistance to North Korea.
military command
▪ A large area was already under US military command.
Military Cross
military discipline (=the kind of strict discipline imposed in the army)
▪ I hated the army and the routine of military discipline.
military equipment
▪ The sale of military equipment to the regime is banned.
military forces
▪ He served with the military forces during the war.
military manoeuvres
▪ Large-scale military manoeuvres are being carried out near the border.
military offensive
▪ a military offensive
military police
military precision (=the work was done in a carefully planned and exact way)
▪ The work was carried out with military precision.
military secrets
▪ He was sent to prison for five years in 1933 for selling military secrets to Germany.
military service
▪ More and more men are refusing to do military service.
military success
▪ This military success was achieved at a cost.
military technology
▪ Military technology makes huge advances during wartime.
military/defence expenditure (=money that a government spends on the armed forces)
▪ Military expenditure has been growing year on year.
military/nuclear etc capability
▪ America’s nuclear capability
military/political etc cooperation
▪ The association deals with trade and economic cooperation.
military/service personnel
▪ There have been attacks upon US military personnel.
military/violent/armed confrontation
▪ Japan seemed unlikely to risk military confrontation with Russia.
police/military custody
▪ There have been several cases in which people have died in police custody.
political/economic/military power
▪ countries with little economic power
political/military financial etc ends
▪ The government exploited the situation for political ends.
the military/defence establishment
▪ The committee has many political figures who are close to the military establishment.
the political/military balance
▪ By this time, the political balance in the Cabinet had altered.
▪ Churches were destroyed and thousands of Christians converged on a military academy and police stations in the town to seek protection.
▪ They are trained in separate military academies, and their salaries are believed to be among the best in government service.
▪ M is a former all-male military academy.
▪ They all went to the same military academy and they were all in the same class.
▪ In relative terms, Britain was shown to be a middle-ranking power with her ability to take independent military action strictly limited.
▪ On the one hand military action must be pursued with maximum efficiency, defined by military criteria.
▪ The West's failure to seek authorisation from the council for military action was understandable but serious.
▪ Both organizations demanded his return to power, while not endorsing military action.
▪ In Smolensk guberniia a long list of bridges, points, and crossings had been blown up in military action.
▪ Virtually everyone agrees that if there is to be any military action in Bosnia it must be accompanied by a congressional resolution.
▪ Yet on the other hand an agreement had been reached for mutual military aid as early as 1609.
▪ Of the whole package, US$1,800 million was military aid.
▪ Reagan was forced to announce that he was withdrawing his requests for additional military aid to El Salvador until after the elections.
▪ Significantly, section five of the amendment allowed Congress to provide military aid, if necessary, to enforce its provisions.
▪ In January 1947, the State Department began intensified planning to provide military aid.
▪ All single-engine, high performance, military aircraft fly with a degree of inherent risk.
▪ Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed makes military aircraft, space systems, missiles and electronics systems.
▪ This is not usual in civil aircraft systems though it is occasionally done in some military aircraft.
▪ Government expenditures can reabsorb these resources in the production of guided missiles, military aircraft, and new schools and highways.
▪ This gave me the chance to see many different military aircraft.
▪ We invented the submarine and were the first to purchase a military aircraft.
▪ Smiths make instruments for civil and military aircraft, and has already been hit hard by cuts in defence spending.
▪ Pilots reported 23 near collisions between military aircraft and civilian airliners in 1990, but 14 in 1995.
▪ He said this summer that the Warsaw Pact had to become a political rather than a military alliance.
▪ Tuesday, the three countries were invited to join the Western military alliance in 1999.
▪ The military alliance is offering a first prize of £130,000, as well as several runner-up prizes worth at least £60,000 each.
▪ For all these years we had this huge military alliance designed to thwart the dreaded Commies.
▪ As for military assistance, it was nonexistent.
▪ Soon he was turning to other foreign friends with desperate appeals for military assistance.
▪ The ban on military assistance to the Contras remained in place.
▪ According to the organisers, both races rely on military assistance, which could not be guaranteed in the present crisis.
▪ The ceasefire would be guaranteed by international observers, and outside military assistance to either side would be prohibited.
▪ He also suggested seeking technical and military assistance from abroad to deal with such problems as drug trafficking.
▪ Since Mr Obasanjo's ascension, U.S. agencies have provided $ 109 million in political, economic and military assistance.
▪ Since that time, it has suffered repression from the government and military authorities.
▪ Scores of buildings were requisitioned by the military authorities and had to be evacuated.
▪ In contrast local military authorities would brook no delay.
▪ Alsop, said the memo, is a civilian columnist and is not accepted as a military authority.
▪ Outside, the military authorities began enforcing an undeclared night-time curfew.
▪ All the incidents are still under investigation by civilian and military authorities.
▪ During the currency of a lease a house was requisitioned by the military authorities.
▪ On the other hand, military authorities reportedly aided the police and white citizens in disarming blacks to prevent further violence.
▪ In the 1960s Soviet specialists reinterpreted international law to bolster Moscow's declared opposition to foreign military bases.
▪ Some convention delegates live near military bases that were closing or had closed.
▪ Today sees a second order being flown out to the military base at Kaliningrad.
▪ At one military base, one housing area had no sidewalks.
▪ The 550-acre naval station at Treasure Island is one of 29 California military bases closed in 1993 by Congress.
▪ New Times has contacted numerous military bases in the Southwest, but none claims the planes.
▪ And Britain's military capability-marginally useful to us during the Gulf war-has vanished with successive budget cuts.
▪ Much more than a military commander, Pompey appointed kings and created new Roman provinces.
▪ They fled to Fort Gibson, where the military commander accorded them temporary protection until he could get instructions from Washington.
▪ Senior military commanders have also quietly thrown their support behind Gen Bimantoro, according to political sources.
▪ But in recent months top military commanders have dispatched a message of their own to the president.
▪ Estrada's military commanders had deserted him.
▪ Nevertheless, national security issues and the incidence of military conflict remain highly significant.
▪ While the government-in-exile headed by Sawyer proposed to send representatives to Monrovia to discuss its peace plan, the military conflict continued.
▪ As stockpiles dwindled, the continuing impasse in negotiations rendered military conflict increasingly likely.
▪ How much does intelligence really matter-outside military conflict?
▪ After years of military rule, they know that it usually means just one thing: a military coup.
▪ Chun was the leader of the December 1979 military coup that vaulted a new generation to power.
▪ René seized power in a military coup in June 1977.
▪ Provoke a military coup against Hussein.
▪ As the threat of a military coup increased he rallied to the Protectorate.
▪ A military coup robbed him of three of his five years in office.
▪ Guzmán, 44, had been legal adviser to Gen. Augusto Pinochet after the 1973 military coup.
▪ Namphy's administration was itself overthrown on Sept. 18 in a further military coup led by Brig. -Gen.
▪ It was reported that he would be tried by a military court on corruption charges and for plotting an alleged coup.
▪ Violators faced trial by closed military courts.
▪ However the case was passed to the military courts who revoked the arrest order.
▪ Polygraph evidence is not permitted in most criminal trials, including those in military courts.
▪ The judgment was pronounced by a military court at Blida on May 2.
▪ The gold fringe outlining the flag signifies the martial law administered by a military court, they say.
▪ Another 76 other police and troops, including an army general, were absolved by the military court after a 15-week trial.
▪ The government has announced that culprits in the scandal will be tried by military court.
▪ Everything is now in place for a rigged election that seems likely to usher in a military dictatorship.
▪ Since 1980, 57 countries have replaced military dictatorships or other forms of one-party rule with democratic elections.
▪ In Montevideo the Frente Amplio was founded as a coalition of diverse left currents against the military dictatorship.
▪ Only military dictatorship would be capable of sustaining an ordered society in the aftermath of such a conflict.
▪ The 1966 Constitution was suspended in 1973 and replaced by a military dictatorship.
▪ Outside the town, the killing goes on, despite the transition in 1985 from military dictatorship to elected civilian government.
▪ There is a new insistence on the illegitimacy of debts incurred by military dictatorships and other repressive regimes.
▪ That is why soldiers called Metaxas and Papadopoulos have from time to time felt obliged to step forward and try a spot of military dictatorship.
▪ Its sheer size in one consideration, its huge stock of military equipment is another.
▪ Pursue unarmed forces to retrieve military equipment.
▪ The missiles were military equipment and confirmed that the army had descended into chaos.
▪ Other firms are manufacturing radios, wired and fiber-optic telecommunications, military equipment and satellite receivers in San Diego.
▪ Washington has since provided the island with military equipment.
▪ The recent improvement in East-West relations must also make the market for military equipment less favourable.
▪ In the army, specific amounts of military equipment were allocated to the company supply sections.
▪ Leaders of the military establishment do not, any more than their civilian colleagues, define their economy by its defects.
▪ As that buildup occurred, the United States would have plenty of time to rebuild its military establishment after any sharp cutbacks.
▪ In the United States the economic impact of the size of the post-war military establishment and budget has been tremendous.
▪ Having made real progress in establishing democratic governments and free markets, they seek to professionalize their military establishments.
▪ Political parties need to support the modern military establishment and upgrade the facilities of the army.
▪ The last traces of independence within the military establishment were removed and the State's powers of coercion greatly enhanced.
▪ Security is a high priority in all military establishments, and sentries are constantly on patrol, twenty-four hours a day.
▪ A separate investigation showed significant excesses round the Aldermaston and Burghfield military establishments in Berkshire.
▪ Greater stability would give poorer nations the opportunity to reduce their own military expenditure.
▪ Despite that military expenditure, there are many situations where the military is useless, says Edward Djerejian.
▪ This, it can be argued. was due to popular pressure against high military expenditure.
▪ Thus the crucial objectives were to limit military expenditure and to focus resources on domestic issues.
▪ Of the republican budget 2.8 percent was voted for military expenditure.
▪ The functionality of military expenditure resides for structuralists in the contribution it makes to the ideological hegemony of the capitalist system.
▪ Similarly, much military expenditure may have a direct destabilising effect on a country's balance of payments.
▪ Parliamentary revenues brought in about £300,000 between 1512 and 1517, only one-third of military expenditure.
▪ Their owners plan to fire them at an enemy's military forces rather than against cities or factories.
▪ Within the former Soviet Union there remains a large military force.
▪ Even as her military forces were strengthened and were winning the Cold War, her power in the marketplace shrank.
▪ As Ahmed Bayturson, commander of the Kirghiz-Kazakh military forces, put it later:.
▪ Y., said the country should maintain a strong standing military force.
▪ We understand the concern of agencies which believe that dealing with military forces compromises their neutrality.
▪ According to Chung, Roh saw the president within hours and strongly recommended against using military force.
▪ Linked to this is the upkeep of military forces and armaments for domestic reasons.
▪ Members of the military forces must also fulfil a quota of work in the fields.
▪ Even as her military forces were strengthened and were winning the Cold War, her power in the marketplace shrank.
▪ Women hold only subordinate positions in the military forces.
▪ The military government is reported to have begun granting timber concessions to logging companies in areas opened up by oil company roads.
▪ Hodge lamented the rift between the military government and the rightists after their earlier cooperation.
▪ Nominal independence in 1960 brought a succession of inept, mostly military governments.
▪ After some years of deliberating, the sharia court, not the military government, ruled that interest-free banking be implemented.
▪ A series of military governments followed, with a radical left-wing regime being installed by Capt. Thomas Sankara in August 1983.
▪ This is after the economic miracle, drastic military government, unserviceable debt.
▪ Incidents such as this one were commonly reported by military intelligence as evidence of black ties with radical groups.
▪ They suggested Colonel Wong may have been detained because, as head of military intelligence, he failed to uncover the plot.
▪ His background and knowledge had directed him to the branch of military intelligence centred on Northern Ireland.
▪ Andreotti on Oct. 22 dismissed the chief of military intelligence, Adml.
▪ One military intelligence soldier fired on a months ago claiming he felt his life was threatened.
▪ Or was he merely seeking to confuse people in the West who have been calling for military intervention?
▪ Colin Powell, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who argued against military intervention there.
▪ However, he continued to press the need for military intervention to support, he said, worker risings in the country.
▪ Short of a hostile military intervention in Kosovo, there are other ways of bringing outside power to bear.
▪ In recent decades, these three regions have been the focus of political, economic and military interventions by the great powers.
▪ On the evidence, military intervention was perceived as a serious contingency in early 1981.
▪ WAW-ITG is open to all women opposed to military intervention in the Gulf.
▪ These consequences have to be faced because the governments of the West were understandably fearful about the cost of a military intervention.
▪ Apparently when the military junta was overthrown Garcia managed to get sent over here through a contact in the embassy.
▪ A military junta had just overthrown the constitutional government and annulled a recently held presidential election.
▪ Prior to July 1963, political power was held by a military junta.
▪ Guei's announcement also has reportedly split the military junta that rules the country of 16 million.
▪ The new military leader confirmed that Venda's situation would be put to a referendum.
▪ Naturally, the secret police and the military leaders were men, and they subjected their female prisoners to sexually specific tortures.
▪ As a military leader, the prophet Joshua knew the importance of engaging the enemy, the preacher continues.
▪ More than a dozen other former military leaders also are being investigated.
▪ The military leader, Colonel Acheampong, wanted him to have a state funeral.
▪ The military leader was returned to the post he first held from 1979 until 1991, when public discontent forced him out.
▪ Washington, indeed, was both a statesman and a military leader.
▪ The process began in January 1942 when Churchill and his military leaders came to Washington to discuss strategy.
▪ Obvious examples include inventors, medics and military men.
▪ Franklin Roosevelt told friends he believed Alsop and Kintner could do him more good as columnists than as military men.
▪ First the governor, a military man, demurred.
▪ Colonel Lewis Pick, the architect of the tribes' inundation, was the embodiment of a no-nonsense military man.
▪ On two occasions in 1992 military men tried to depose him.
▪ In fort Worlft Even coming back he was a military man.
▪ Liberal chums tell me that old, white, military men top the bill.
▪ He was, in short, a military man.
▪ After an hour at Customs, a military officer took us to a restaurant and then to the barracks to sleep.
▪ Opposition sources also claimed that a number of senior civil and military officers had recently been detained or executed for anti-government activities.
▪ Franklin Delano, the son-in-law of William Astor; and a group of high-ranking military officers.
▪ Some of the burgh politicians were themselves military officers.
▪ The move caught top military officers and senior members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees by surprise.
▪ This policy was associated with the radical Arab nationalism of the middle-ranking military officers who had carried out the June 1989 coup.
▪ She was a secretary to military officers during that period.
▪ But military officials denied any such changes are being contemplated.
▪ Hartzog acknowledged that some military officials question his vision.
▪ On April 16 a leading Amal military official was assassinated in Beirut.
▪ A number of lawmakers, independent experts, and former military officials have also expressed this view, including Indiana Sen.
▪ Senior military officials, including Gen.
▪ Their departure is apparently on schedule, military officials say.
▪ Both Alexander and Nicholas were also extremely concerned to perpetuate noble preponderance among senior civil and military officials.
▪ Read in studio A military operation involving four thousand servicemen has ended with a dramatic finale over Salisbury Plain.
▪ The rescue was launched early Friday with all the trappings of a crack military operation.
▪ It had become difficult for him to imagine anything other than a successful outcome to his diplomatic and military operations.
▪ But it is not clear whether the military operation which unfolded yesterday could have been organised in only four days.
▪ This is not a military operation.
▪ As many as 200 civilians and an unknown number of military personnel died during heavy fighting between government and rebel forces.
▪ Local, civil, and military personnel patrol or enclose ancient sites.
▪ What will happen when another 40,000 military personnel are made redundant as a result of the White Paper proposals?
▪ Unlike the Navy, the Marines use military personnel to handle firefighting and many other tasks delegated to civilians.
▪ Six truckloads of military police were sent by the army to clear out all military personnel so they would not be involved.
▪ The Special Investigation Branch of the military police is conducting more than 30 investigations into allegations of brutality.
▪ More military police and an infantry division was called into action, and the riot was quickly ended the next day.
▪ Civil police, who perform investigations, tend to be paid slightly less than military police, who patrol communities.
▪ The lanky, 6-foot-4-inch captain coordinates the moves with military police, engineers, medics and rescue crews.
▪ It was full of soldiers and of military police, and I was near despair.
▪ Six truckloads of military police were sent by the army to clear out all military personnel so they would not be involved.
▪ The ring's leader allegedly was Hildebrando Pascoal, a national congressman and military police colonel, who was arrested last September.
▪ In foreign affairs, he leaned heavily in the late 1970s on the United States as a counterweight to Soviet military power.
▪ Only the military power conferred by industry could help them do this.
▪ One might find the hugeness of the vessel interesting; it signifies military power on the move.
▪ He is freed by Britomart, his betrothed, whose chastity gives her great military powers.
▪ The primary danger of war was the irrational arms race and overly hostile relations between the major military powers.
▪ Military planning, however, meant little without more military power.
▪ This spelled the end of the Brezhnev doctrine, under which Soviet military power enforced the loyalty of its peripheral satellite states.
▪ However, this is a much larger military presence than during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
▪ There is still concern that a military regime would be reluctant to prosecute its own kind.
▪ When the military regime cracked down, massacring hundreds, he escaped through the jungle.
▪ Human-rights groups may carp at foreigners for dealing with an unpleasant military regime.
▪ The political legitimacy of military regimes is frequently suspect and originates in their exclusiveness and monopoly of force.
▪ Nowadays Darra has become an embarrassment to a military regime desperate to dam the flood of weapons flowing through it.
▪ In a 1952 revolution they overthrew a military regime and won nationalization of the large mines under workers' co-management.
▪ Each of the half-dozen military regimes since then has eventually foundered on the strength of the miners.
▪ The exiled monarch had also called for an immediate end to military rule.
▪ It also removed many of the restrictions imposed during the period of military rule between 1964 and 1985.
▪ Existing political parties were banned, and a period of military rule followed.
▪ The end of military rule in 1999 was cause for fresh optimism.
▪ Existing political parties were banned; after a period of military rule a single-party system was established in 1969.
▪ They advocated an immediate end to military rule and the holding of a national conference of all political forces.
▪ The new government's policy document promised a new constitution to replace the one formulated under military rule in 1982.
▪ After a period of military rule from March 1967 to April 1968 a republican Constitution was adopted in April 1971.
▪ Small farms were assigned to sons of noblemen and promising warriors, on condition they reported annually for military service.
▪ Franken also avoided military service with student deferments while at Harvard and, ultimately, a high lottery number.
▪ It is true that the archbishop's lands were already overstocked with knights in relation to the military service due from them.
▪ Hal was just twenty-five years old and fresh out of military service.
▪ Although trained as a baker, Hilprecht had been on the dole since doing his military service.
▪ The United States further reserves to these provisions with respect to individuals who volunteer for military service prior to age 18.
▪ There has been a comparable fall in support for increasing military defence spending and compulsory military service.
▪ The military services themselves have adapted remarkably well and are not less respected for it.
▪ The army preferred to keep order without the aid of unreliable military units.
▪ That effort produced only modest reductions in uniformed personnel and military units and preserved all major procurement programs.
▪ S.-sponsored military unit would apply to Joe if Chennault wanted him in his command.
▪ After all, he had managed to defeat the system and was in sole command of a small military unit.
▪ Each figure represents one of the military units that fought in the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814.
▪ Initial reports indicated hundreds had been killed when a military unit had been stoned by a hungry and unruly mob.
▪ Medical appointments in military units were believed to provide useful experience to recent graduates or students, and were much in demand.
army/navy/military etc brat
border/military/customs/police post
▪ Administrative offices and on-campus police posts were damaged by stones and petrol bombs in three Tunis University faculties.
▪ But yesterday at the Hendaye border post, near Bayonne, lorries were passing freely without any form of control.
▪ Deng was made senior deputy premier and soon added party and military posts.
▪ However, he formally accepted the appointment on April 7 after resigning his military posts.
▪ In reality guerrilla action was largely indiscriminate with sporadic attacks on the occasional landlord, local official, or police post.
▪ The border post formalities are quickly completed.
▪ This commemorates the creation in 1829 of a political and military post to govern the islands.
▪ When she first arrived, she had thought the place as orderly as a military post.
jury/military/community etc service
▪ Doing jury service could be one of them.
▪ He envisaged combining farming and family life with military service in idyllic rural settlements.
▪ He was fined $ 250 and required to perform community service.
▪ Like the House measure, the Senate bill requires public housing residents to contribute eight hours of community service a month.
▪ Normally feudal grants were made within the Patrimony and the Papal State in return for military service.
▪ The offer included a $ 250 fine, community service and domestic violence counseling.
▪ What will be attempted is a sketched framework for the illumination of community service profiles.
the military police
with full military honours
▪ After they have been examined, they will be buried with full military honours at one of the war graves.
▪ Cody was subsequently given a funeral with full military honours by the Aldershot garrison.
▪ He was buried with full military honours in Manchester.
▪ Memories of a man coming home for burial, with full military honours ... Such a very long time ago.
▪ The real leg was buried in the field of battle-with full military honours.
▪ The service was conducted with full military honours, ending in shots being fired over Paul's coffin.
▪ They are reburied with full military honours in the region's Commonwealth war graves.
▪ China reportedly planned to sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
▪ German military power was restricted after World War II.
▪ Peres said the military campaign would last as long as it took to secure the country's northern border.
▪ The President visited a military cemetery at Bitburg.
▪ Both were marauding, tribal war-leaders whose main aim was to bring military glory to themselves and their followers.
▪ It is now a museum of military history, but was once full of armed men and artillery.
▪ Schellenberg's office at Prinz Albrechtstrasse had a military camp bed in one corner for he often spent the night there.
▪ There is no indication that Wilfrid exercised any influence on Caedwalla's secular and military activities.
▪ They may petition for mercy from the prime minister in his capacity as military governor.
▪ We might borrow here from military jargon.
▪ Unless the Soviet military intervenes, self-determination must surely lead to reunification.
▪ First, there is the degree to which the military is isolated from the rest of society.
▪ The military failed to respond to the offer.
▪ The military is the only one who really has this equipment....
▪ There were months of interrogations, torture and repression as the military tightened its grip on the country.
▪ Those arrested by the military were subsequently released without trial.
▪ War and the military had become unpopular in academic and intellectual circles.
▪ Western diplomats believe the role of the well-armed Yugoslav military will prove pivotal in deciding whether all-out war erupts in Bosnia.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, n. [Cf. F. militaire.] The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.


Military \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.

  2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition. --Bacon. Military law. See Martial law, under Martial. Military order.

    1. A command proceeding from a military superior.

    2. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Middle French militaire (14c.), from Latin militaris "of soldiers or war, of military service, warlike," from miles (genitive militis) "soldier," of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning "one who marches in a troop," and thus connected to Sanskrit melah "assembly," Greek homilos "assembled crowd, throng." Related: Militarily. Old English had militisc, from Latin. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.


"soldiers generally," 1757, from military (adj.). Earlier, "a military man" (1736).


a. 1 Characteristic of members of the armed forces. 2 (lb en North America) Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces). 3 Relating to war. 4 Relating to armies or ground forces. n. armed forces.

  1. adj. of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare; "military law"

  2. characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; "military uniforms" [ant: unmilitary]

  3. associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians; "military police" [ant: civilian]


n. 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" [syn: armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine]


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 task of the military is usually defined as defense of the state and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state. The military may also have additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within a society, including, the promotion of a political agenda, protecting corporate economic interests, internal population control, construction, emergency services, social ceremonies, and guarding important areas. The military can also function as a discrete subculture within a larger civil society, through the development of separate infrastructures, which may include housing, schools, utilities, food production and banking.

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. The Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC was one of the defining points of Pharaoh Ramesses II's reign and is celebrated in bas-relief on his monuments. A thousand years later the first emperor of unified China, Qin Shi Huang, was so determined to impress the gods with his military might that he was buried with an army of terracotta soldiers. The Romans were dedicated to military matters, leaving to posterity many treatises and writings as well as a large number of lavishly carved triumphal arches and victory columns.

Military (film)

Military is a 2003 Indian Tamil film, directed by G. Sai Suresh, who earlier directed Kunguma Pottu Gounder. The film stars Sathyaraj and Rambha in lead roles. The film, produced by "Metti Oli" S. Siddiq, had musical score by Deva and was released on 28 February 2003. The film is a remake of Malayalam film Hitler.

Military (disambiguation)

Military may refer to:

  • Military - armed forces.
  • Military (film) - 2003 Indian film
  • Miritari! - manga and 2015 anime series

Usage examples of "military".

That during the existing insurrection, and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all rebels and insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States, and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice affording aid and comfort to rebels against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law, and liable to trial and punishment by courts-martial or military commissions.

Carthage, who was invested with civil and military power, provoked the sectaries, and even the Catholics of the Roman province, to abjure the religion as well as the authority of their tyrants.

A State statute which forbids bodies of men to associate together as military organizations, or to drill or parade with arms in cities and towns unless authorized by law, does not abridge the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

If it was just her arm, then Abies with his military background could treat her for days if necessary.

In the pride of victory, he forfeited what yet remained of his civil virtues, without acquiring the fame of military prowess.

The title Adelantado was given in Spain to the military and political governors of border provinces.

George Sackville is, and he is hereby adjudged, unfit to serve his majesty in any military capacity whatsoever.

Perhaps even as they had reluctantly authorized the necessary funds the Adjutors had looked forward to the day when they could take the ship for their own, to control it without having to work through the military chain of command.

As it passed in front of the lighted admin office, he caught a glimpse of two military policemen in the front seat, and one individual in the backseat.

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As two men in military attire were instantly admitted, I thought this a little hard upon a man who had travelled so far to see his admiralship, and, accordingly, hinted my indignation to Mr.

John of Brienne, I cannot discover the name or exploits of his pupil Baldwin, who had attained the age of military service, and who succeeded to the imperial dignity on the decease of his adoptive father.

I have acknowledged his flair for adventurist opportunities in military strategy.

Even when we have demonstrated that all these individual deaths, and the final mass catastrophe, can be blamed on callous aeronautical experiments-perhaps even hostile military demonstrations-carried out by the United States over Mexican territory, some people will remain firmly persuaded that the real responsibility rests on creatures from Jupiter or Polaris, and that somebody is covering up the truth for reasons of policy.

Licinius, a tribune of the people, thinking that the time was come for forcing the agrarian law on the patricians by extreme necessity, had taken on him the task of obstructing the military preparations.