• (British) IPA: /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tɹi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tɛɹ.i/


  1. Characteristic of members of the armed forces.
    Chelsea Manning was dishonorably discharged from all military duties.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. (North America) Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).
    If you join a military force, you may end up killing people.
  3. Relating to war.
  4. Relating to armies or ground forces.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: вое́нный
  • Spanish: militar
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: militar
  • Russian: вое́нный

military (plural military)

  1. Armed forces.
    He spent six years in the military.
  2. (US, with the) U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.
    It's not the job of the military to make policy.
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