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When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes.
William Bell

Meaning of "the military" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE MILITARY

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WHAT DOES THE MILITARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

the 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE MILITARY

the Mayflower
the Mearns
the Med
the Merse
the Mesozoic
the Met
the Met Office
the Midas touch
the middle passage
the Midlands
the Milky Way
the millennium
the Minch
the Miocene
the missing link
the Mississippian
the missus
the moer in
the Moirai
the moment

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE MILITARY

cavitary
depositary
dignitary
elementary
hereditary
hypopituitary
infinitary
insanitary
intracavitary
military
nonhereditary
nonmilitary
paramilitary
phytosanitary
pituitary
primogenitary
promilitary
sanitary
solitary
unitary
unsanitary

Synonyms and antonyms of the military in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THE MILITARY»

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

Translation of «the military» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE MILITARY

Find out the translation of the military to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the 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 «the military» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

军事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

los militares
570 millions of speakers

English

the military
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجيش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

военный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

os militares
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সেনাবাহিনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le militaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tentera
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

das Militär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ミリタリー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Militer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quân đội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இராணுவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लष्करी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

askeri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

i militari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wojskowych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

військовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

armata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

η στρατιωτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die militêre
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

militären
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Forsvaret
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the military

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE MILITARY»

The term «the military» is very widely used and occupies the 12.276 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE MILITARY» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE MILITARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the military.
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Gary Ackerman
For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists, but they're very brave with the terrorists... If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they'd get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad.
2
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The military is very constitutionalist, and I have my faith in them and in the cooler heads of the people.
3
Irving Babbitt
Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.
4
William Bell
When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes.
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William Bell
I felt a little uncomfortable because, when I went in to the military, I was the main male vocalist they had and when I came out they had like two or three vocalists. Otis came in when I was in the military, too.
6
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.
7
Louis de Bernieres
The De Bernieres were very military. I broke the military tradition but I was terribly proud of my father being a soldier.
8
Lorraine Bracco
I have no problem with women in the military, if that's what they want to do.
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William S. Burroughs
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
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Wesley Clark
The Ukrainians don't have the military means to stand up to Russia, but we haven't helped them militarily, either.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE MILITARY»

Discover the use of the military in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the military and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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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
2
The Military Revolution and Political Change: Origins of ...
Here is comparative history at its best. This book takes a big step beyond my "Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.""--Barrington Moore, Jr.
Brian M. Downing, 1993
3
Turkish Politics and the Military
Meanwhile its domestic politics are of increasing interest and Turkey seems to have become a model for Liberal Democracy in Central Asia. David Hale focuses on the role of the military in contemporary politics.
William Hale, 2013
4
The Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military ...
This book brings together, for the first time, the classic articles that began and have shaped this debate, adding important new essays by eminent historians of early modern Europe to further this important scholarly interchange.
Clifford J Rogers, 1995
5
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
6
The Crusades and the Military Orders: Expanding the ...
Proceedings of a conference on a theme, the 34 essays by specialists from 15 countries prevent various facets of the struggles waged for the possession of the Holy Land between the 10th and 13th centuries, and of the activities of the ...
Zsolt Hunyadi, József Laszlovszky, Central European University. Dept. of Medieval Studies, 2001
7
Ethics Education in the Military
This book advances knowledge and understanding of the issues associated with this subject by bringing together experts from around the world to analyze the content, mode of instruction, theoretical underpinnings, and the effect of cultural ...
Paul Robinson, Nigel De Lee, Don Carrick, 2008
8
Managing Diversity in the Military: Research Perspectives ...
This is now the standard social research tool in an area of profound practical concerns.
Mickey R. Dansby, James B. Stewart, Schuyler C. Webb, 2011
9
The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics
In the "first world" of democratic countries, the civil-military relationship has been thoroughly integrated, and indeed by most modern standards this is seen as essential.
Samuel Edward Finer, 2002
10
One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military During World ...
An influential and eye-opening study, the author has updated this critically acclaimed work with a new preface that considers depictions of soldiers serving in the war in Afghanistan and the continued silence about homosexual servicemen and ...
Paul Jackson, 2010

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE MILITARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the military is used in the context of the following news items.
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Armed civilians guard military recruiting centers
Perez is one of many gun-toting civilians across the country who have taken it upon themselves to guard members of the military in the wake of last week's ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Shooting Spree At South Korean Military Camp Leaves 2 Dead, 3 …
South Korean soldiers take part in an anti-terror drill in Seoul on Aug.18, 2014. Frequent shootings within the military have raised concerns about bullying and ... «International Business Times, May 15»
3
See the Reception Obama Received From the U.S. Military
Obama's approval rating among those serving in the military is only 32 percent. ... speech was “not really a great speech to give at the U.S. Military Academy. «TheBlaze.com, May 14»
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Ruth Marcus: The military needs to change its approach to sexual …
He is also Exhibit A for why military law governing sexual assault prosecutions should be changed to take such cases outside the regular chain of command. «Washington Post, Mar 14»

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