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The first movie I literally ever made in my life was about two guys playing Stratego with each other. I had all my friends dressing up like the military characters in the game. So 'Battleship' is really my second board game turned movie!
Peter Berg

Meaning of "military" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MILITARY

Via French from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles soldier.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MILITARY

military  [ˈmɪlɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MILITARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Military can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MILITARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

military

Military

A military is an organization authorized by its greater society or the state to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country or state institutions by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g. military junta, supporting or promoting economic expansion through imperialism, and as a form of internal social control. As an adjective the term "military" is also used to refer to any property or aspect of a military. Militaries often function as societies within societies, by having their own military communities. 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.

Definition of military in the English dictionary

The definition of military in the dictionary is of or relating to the armed forces, warlike matters, etc. Other definition of military is of, characteristic of, or about soldiers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MILITARY


antimilitary
ˌæntɪˈmɪlɪtərɪ
depository
dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
glittery
ˈɡlɪtərɪ
littery
ˈlɪtərɪ
monetary
ˈmʌnɪtərɪ
nonmilitary
ˌnɒnˈmɪlɪtərɪ
olitory
ˈɒlɪtərɪ
paramilitary
ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtərɪ
pellitory
ˈpɛlɪtərɪ
planetary
ˈplænɪtərɪ
proletary
ˈprəʊlɪtərɪ
promilitary
prəʊˈmɪlɪtərɪ
proprietary
prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
repository
rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
sanitary
ˈsænɪtərɪ
solitary
ˈsɒlɪtərɪ
suppletory
ˈsʌplɪtərɪ
territory
ˈtɛrɪtərɪ
unmilitary
ʌnˈmɪlɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MILITARY

militaristic
militaristically
militarization
militarize
military academy
military band
military base
military coup
military covenant
military engineering
military honours
military law
military orchid
military pace
military police
military policeman
military service
military superiority
military training
military-industrial complex

WORDS THAT END LIKE MILITARY

cavitary
depositary
dignitary
elementary
hereditary
hyperpituitary
hypopituitary
infinitary
insanitary
intracavitary
limitary
nonhereditary
phytosanitary
pituitary
plebiscitary
primogenitary
termitary
the military
ubiquitary
unitary
unsanitary

Synonyms and antonyms of military in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MILITARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «military» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of military

Translation of «military» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MILITARY

Find out the translation of military to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of military from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «military» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

军事的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

militar
570 millions of speakers

English

military
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَسْكَرِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

военный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

militar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামরিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

militaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tentera
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

militärisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

軍の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군대의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Militer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc quân đội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இராணுவ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लष्करी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

askeri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

militare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

militarny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

військовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

militar
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

στρατιωτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

militêre
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

militär-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

militær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of military

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MILITARY»

The term «military» is very widely used and occupies the 2.516 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MILITARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «military» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «military» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about military

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10 QUOTES WITH «MILITARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word military.
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Elliott Abrams
The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
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Pamela Adlon
I don't think I have a demographic. I was at Comic-Con in San Diego recently, and I was doing a signing, and my line was all military guys, young girls, housewives and guys in wheelchairs. There was just everybody all over the place.
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Ulrich Beck
This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions.
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Ahmed Ben Bella
I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
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Peter Berg
The first movie I literally ever made in my life was about two guys playing Stratego with each other. I had all my friends dressing up like the military characters in the game. So 'Battleship' is really my second board game turned movie!
6
Steve Buyer
More than 48 million men and women have served America well and faithfully in military uniform.
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Caleb Carr
I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from.
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Richard Cobden
I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
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Martin Van Creveld
Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources.
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Bulent Ecevit
I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MILITARY»

Discover the use of military in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to military and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Oxford Companion to American Military History
Covers the entire spectrum of American military history with essays on the major wars and battles, weapons, and leaders
John Whiteclay Chambers, Fred Anderson, 1999
2
What is Military History
This is an ideal book for students of military history and of historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of this rich and growing area of study.
Stephen Morillo, 2006
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Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military
"This book analyzes the origins of the relationships between Islamist groups and Pakistan's military, and explores Pakistan's quest for identity and security.
Husain Haqqani, 2010
4
A Military History of Modern Egypt: From the Ottoman ...
Focusing on the Egyptians instead of on the imperial powers that have ruled or intervened in the country, this work tells the untold story of Egyptian military's place in the modern history of the Arab and Islamic world.
Andrew James McGregor, 2006
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Civil-Military Relations and Democracy
This volume brings together ten distinguished authorities from around the world to examine these questions as they relate to Latin America, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.
Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, 1996
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Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss ...
The Institute of Medicine carried out a study mandated by Congress and sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an assessment of several issues related to noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus associated with service in ...
Larry E. Humes, Lois M. Joellenbeck, Jane S. Durch, 2006
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The Nigerian Military and the State
Peters traces the history of the Nigerian military from its colonial constabulary-type organization as part of the Royal West African Frontier Force, to the establishment of the military state.
Jimi Peters, 1997
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Confessions of a Military Wife
Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new generation military wife.
Mollie Gross, 2009
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The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of ...
A new chapter addresses the controversies engendered by the previous edition.
Geoffrey Parker, 1996
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How to Paint Realistic Military Figures
Learn to paint contest-quality military figures with this book!
Lynn Kessler, Don Winar, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MILITARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term military is used in the context of the following news items.
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2 arrested in Italy on terror charges, planned to attack military base …
Officials said the two men, a Tunisian and a Pakistani, were making plans to travel to Islamic State territory for military training while at the same ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
US to Expand Military Lending Act in Effort to Protect Service Members
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a significant expansion of regulations that protect U.S. military-service ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Should service members at military recruiting centers be armed?
Calls for military recruitment centers and sites to be armed -- or at least better secured -- have grown stronger in a matter of days. The National ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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Defense bill could lift restrictions on guns on military bases
Congress could vote to lift a ban on military personnel carrying guns at bases in the aftermath of last week's attack in Chattanooga, Tenn. «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Citizens guard New Hampshire military recruitment centers
Frank Edelblut wrote a letter to Hassan requesting she follow the lead of six other states and allow all members of the military to carry weapons ... «WMUR Manchester, Jul 15»
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British charge Muslim man in plot against US military, trying to join ISIS
One of the bases Junead targeted, Lakenheath, is the largest U.S. military operation in the UK. It's home to 5,000 members of the military and ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Military Times honors 2015 Service Members of the Year
Biladeau said winning the Military Times award means everything to him ... our nation's capital is great, especially being in the military," he said. «Military Times, Jul 15»
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Analysts See Cambodia Bolstering Military Ties With China
Cambodia is strengthening its military ties with China, and analysts say it is likely to continue doing so for the forseeable future. Cambodian ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
9
Obesity barring some from military service
Seventy-eight percent of young Mississippians are ineligible to join the U.S. armed forces, and obesity is the primary reason why, three retired ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jul 15»
10
Concerned group of armed citizens protects Kingsport military center
Along with protecting military recruiters, the group, consisting of seven men, also wanted to raise awareness about allowing military personnel ... «Kingsport Times News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Military [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/military>. Aug 2020 ».
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