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4 definitions found
 for military
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. militaris, militarius, from
     miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire.]
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     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.
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              Nor do I, as an enemy to peace,
              Troop in the throngs of military men. --Shak.
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     2. Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a
        military expedition. --Bacon.
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     Military law. See Martial law, under Martial.
  
     Military order. (a) A command proceeding from a military
        superior.
        (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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Military \Mil"i*ta*ry\, n. [Cf. F. militaire.]
     The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the
     army.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  military
      adj 1: 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: nonmilitary,
         unmilitary]
      3: associated with or performed by members of the armed services
         as contrasted with civilians; "military police" [ant:
         civilian]
      n 1: 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:
           military, armed forces, armed services, military
           machine, war machine]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "military":
     aggressive, air force, antagonistic, armed force, armed forces,
     armed service, army, array, battling, bellicose, belligerent,
     bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, career soldiers, chauvinist,
     chauvinistic, combative, contentious, enemy, ferocious, fierce,
     fighting, fighting machine, forces, full of fight, ground forces,
     ground troops, hawkish, host, hostile, inimical, jingo, jingoish,
     jingoist, jingoistic, legions, martial, militant, militaristic,
     military establishment, naval, navy, occupation force, offensive,
     paratroops, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rank and file, ranks,
     regular army, regulars, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous,
     savage, scrappy, service, ski troops, soldierlike, soldierly,
     soldiery, standing army, storm troops, the line, the military,
     trigger-happy, troops, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific,
     unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring
  
  

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