- of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
- of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
- the military ⇒ the armed services (esp the army)
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪlɪtəri/USA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪlɪˌtɛri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mil′i ter′ē)
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mil•i•tar•y /ˈmɪlɪˌtɛri/USA pronunciation adj., n., pl. -tar•y, sometimes -tar•ies.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
adj. [before a noun]
mil•i•tar•y (mil′i ter′ē),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl. -tar•ies, -tar•y.
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'military' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
AMF - AMG - Aberdeen Proving Ground - Acton - Agricola - Agrippa - Air Corps - Air Force - Air Medal - Air Ministry - Alanbrooke - Alaska Highway - Albert I - Aldershot - Alexander - Allen - Allenby - Almeida - Alva - Amherst - An Lu Shan - Andersonville - André - Antigonus I - Antipater - Antonescu - Argentina - Aristides - Artigas - Assad - Atlanticism - Ayub Khan - B- - Bader - abort - about face - about turn - academy - acceptee - accouter - accoutre - action - activate - active - adjutant bird - adjutant general - adjutant stork - age - aid - aide-de-camp
Collocations: joined the military after [high school, college], served in the military for [twenty] years, enlisted [in, with] the military, more...
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