military

Definitions

  • Some of the Military Athletic Exercises
    Some of the Military Athletic Exercises
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj military associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians "military police"
    • adj military characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military "military uniforms"
    • adj military of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare "military law"
    • n military 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Military Frog The Military Frog
Military parade Military parade
THE JESUITS' CHURCH AND THE MILITARY HOSPITAL, RAGUSA THE JESUITS' CHURCH AND THE MILITARY HOSPITAL, RAGUSA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dave Matthews relocated to the United States to avoid service in the South African Military.
    • Military 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."
    • Military Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition.
    • n Military The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Israel is the only country in the world, which has compulsory military service for women.
    • military Having the position or character of a soldier: pertaining to soldiers; suitable to, characteristic of, or performed by soldiers; soldierly: as, a military man; a military deportment or disposition.
    • military Relating or pertaining to war. to the art of war, or to an armed force; adapted to or connected with a state of war; martial; warlike; belligerent: as, the military art; military glory; military history; military equipage; a military expedition. The military resources of a country include both army and navy, and the phrase military office has been legally construed to apply to both; but in ordinary language military is used only in relation to the land-forces, as distinguished from the naval or sea forces.
    • military Warlike in method or practice; having relation to the usages or purposes of war; connected with or dependent upon the use of armed force: opposed to civil: as, a military despotism; military government; a military execution. Abbreviated mil., milit.
    • military Tactical, relating to the order and arrangement to be observed in the management of an army when it is to march, to engage an enemy, or to be encamped.
    • military Technical, including the composition, fabrication, and application of warlike machines, and the practice of military engineering in the erection of offensive and defensive works for the protection of an army, a city, or a country. This branch also comprises the topographical surveys, the building of pontoon and other bridges, the projection and construction of roads, telegraph-lines, railroads, etc., necessary to the operations of an army in the field.
    • n military Soldiers generally; soldiery; officers of the army: commonly with the definite article: as, the occasion was enlivened by the presence of the military.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only three Presidents graduated from the military academies: Grant, Eisenhower (West Point) and Carter (Annapolis).
    • adj Military pertaining to soldiers or to warfare: warlike: becoming a soldier: engaged in the profession of arms: derived from service as a soldier—(obs.) Mil′itar
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Quotations

  • Georges Clemenceau
    Georges%20Clemenceau
    “War is too important a matter to be left to the military.”
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    “Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.”
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter%20Bagehot
    “Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “Military glory --the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. militaris, militarius, from miles, militis, soldier: cf. F. militaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. militans, -antis, pr.p. of militāre.

Usage

In literature:

These reforms were effected in the face of violent opposition, both in civil and military quarters.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Along with this military presence, the United States is building its largest embassy in Baghdad.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
The victory was with the Highlanders, but Mar's military talents were not equal to the occasion.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
The love of military glory made him seek it upon occasions unworthy his rank.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
A naval or military force equipped for an expedition.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Either the High Commissioner or his military adviser must be recalled.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
Unfortunately, Mrs. Clarke, his former mistress, had received bribes for using her influence with the duke to procure military appointments.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
The military situation was as follows: Don Carlos's Army numbered some 30,000 men.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Director-General of Military Education, 1895-1898.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Diplomacy, money and the military forces had done their work.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
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In poetry:

He's in the national government,
He's been a military man;
And in these United States,
He's been surveyor of lands.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
We'd a military wedding in Shoreditch
Walking under the sword and lance
Two bridesmaids held up Tallulah's train
And two safety pins held up my pants
"The Infernal Triangle" by Billy Bennett
In military life his equal couldn't he found,
No! if you were to search the wide world around,
And 'tis pitiful to think he has met with such a doom
By a base traitor knave while in Khartoum.
"General Gordon, the Hero of Khartoum" by William Topaz McGonagall
And as for brave Hodson— he was a warrior born,
And military uniform did his body adorn;
And his voice could be heard in the battle afar,
Crying— "Come on my boys there is nothing like war!"
"The Capture of Lucknow" by William Topaz McGonagall
The South Inch is lovely, be it said,
And a splendid spot for military parade,
While along the highway there are some big trees,
Where the soldiers can rest or stand at ease,
Whichever way their commanders please.
"The Beautiful City of Perth" by William Topaz McGonagall
Lord Roberts' march into Pretoria was inspiring to see,
It is reckoned one of the greatest achievements in our military history;
Because the Boers were watching him in front and behind,
But he scattered them like chaff before the wind.
"Lord Robert's Triumphal Entry into Pretoria" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Falcons are back in the Military Bowl, just not the ones usually associated with the military.
The Falcons are back in the Military Bowl, just not the ones usually associated with the military.
Military Loans Connection Announces Same Day Military Loan Processing Capability .
A new professor of Military Science will take command of the Military Science Department.
Helps Military Homebuyers USA CARES Certified Housing Specialist-Steve Epstein understands the unique circumstances of the Military Homebuyer.
This bill authorizes appropriations for military activities and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2013.
CHARLESTON — Members of the West Virginia Legislature are reminding veterans and current military members from all eras, ages, and services to complete the 2012 West Virginia Military Survey.
Golden Corral will continue their tradition of honoring the military Nov 12 from 4 to 9 pm with a free dinner for military heroes, past and present.
As the US military pulls out of Afghanistan, the government is looking at cutting military costs to save money.
S udanese authorities say they have foiled a military coup and that several military officers and civilians involved in the scheme have been arrested.
Israel's Operation Pillar of Defence has crippled the military power of Gaza's ruling Islamist movement Hamas, the Israeli military said on Wednesday, as an Egyptian-brokered truce halted eight days of combat.
I'm a military retiree who receives military retirement pay and veterans' disability compensation.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has invited West Virginia to honor military men and women by contributing photos for the "Military Recognition" tree.
Members of the class of 2013 at the United States Military Academy practice for coming military maneuvers in the field.
Helps Military Homebuyers USA CARES Certified Housing Specialist-Steve Epstein understands the unique circumstances of the Military Homebuyer .
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In science:

These systems may be used in the aerospace or military industries, leading to requirements on tolerance to shock, vibration, radiation, thermal conditions, etc.
Cluster Computing White Paper
For reference, Table 1 also lists all ground-based optical (non-military) telescopes with primary-mirror diameter > 3.5 m which had been commissioned by 1996.
Scientific impact of large telescopes
For example, the Global Positioning System (GPS) provides absolute accuracies of around 15 m (even better in its military mode) anywhere on Earth, which corresponds to 50 nanoseconds in time accuracy at all times.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
And this assumed impossibility of factoring large integers is the basis for current encription methods used by the military and by banks.
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems
Gamma-ray bursts were first detected by the military Vela satellites in 1967.
The world according to the Hubble Space Telescope
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