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military

mil·i·tar·y

military

 
 
pronunciation:
mI l teI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to warfare or preparation for war.
This type of gun is not used as a military weapon.The generals are developing a new military strategy.These countries have strong military forces.
synonyms:
martial, warlike
similar words:
combative, fighting, militant
definition 2: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of armies or soldiers.
He is buried in a military cemetery.He walked with a military air about him.He wore his military uniform at the wedding.
 
synonyms:
martial, soldierly
antonyms:
civil, civilian, unmilitary
similar words:
combative, militant
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part of speech: noun
definition: the armed forces.
One brother became a priest, and the other joined the military.Did your father serve in the military during the war?How much money does the government actually spend on the military?
synonyms:
armed forces, forces, service
similar words:
armament, army, soldiery, standing army, troops
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derivation: militarily (adv.)
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kind of military
some actions associated with the military
some divisions of the military
some parts of the military
some people associated with the military
some places associated with the military
some things used by the military