military has definitions from the field of military
[ adjective ] (military) of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare


"military law"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The flavor of Baltimore 's Florida_Grapefruit_League news ripened considerably late today when the Orioles were advised that Ron_Hansen has fulfilled his obligations under the Army 's military training_program and is ready for belated spring_training .

Pitcher Steve_Barber joined the club one week ago after completing his hitch under the Army 's accelerated wintertime military course , also at Fort_Knox , Ky. .


State_Department officials refusing to show their passes at the boundary , and driving two blocks into East_Berlin under military escort , will not avail .

The country is committed to the doctrine of security by military means .

The official military establishment can only threaten to use its nuclear arms ; it cannot bring them into actual play .

Related terms


[ adjective ] (military) characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military


"military uniforms"

Used in print

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

Biological_warfare is the intentional use of living microorganisms or their toxic products for the purpose of destroying or reducing the military effectiveness of man .

There is a broad spectrum of organisms from which selection for a specified military purpose might be made .

This may be of overriding importance in considering military objectives .

In this case , then , the military objective was accomplished with an epidemic agent solely through the results secured in the initial attack .

The major defensive problems are concerned with the possibility of overt military delivery of biological agents from appropriate disseminating devices .

[ adjective ] (military) associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians


"military police"

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

The civil and military authorities are then advised of the danger , and they issue warnings and take all necessary protective steps .

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

Research and development activities undertaken by the Secretary shall be coordinated or conducted jointly with the Department_of_Defense to the end that developments under this Act which are primarily of a civil nature will contribute to the defense of the Nation and that developments which are primarily of a military nature will , to the greatest practicable extent compatible with military and security requirements , be available to advance the purposes of_this Act and to strengthen the civil economy of the Nation .

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

Blockade , in the view of military and civilian experts , could restore teeth to the Monroe_Doctrine .

[ noun ] (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"

Used in print

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

Military experts say a tight naval_blockade off Cuban ports and at the approaches to Cuban waters would require two naval task_forces , each built around an aircraft_carrier with a complement of about 100 planes and several destroyers .

Related terms

force military_reserve military_service cadre medical_officer Pentagon war serviceman military_officer battle military_service army company military_action lieutenant general colonel military_personnel order battery camp column military_position defense attack rear captain personnel_casualty captain combat hut musketry infantry enemy command military_capability armed commanding_officer military_unit line bomber navy mission blockade tank active cavalry assault head platoon militia demonstration maneuver infiltration operation B-52 base expedition color_bearer support campaign field retreat flank major-general task_force pass spy volunteer fighter issue hardware rank_and_file military_post artillery readiness adjutant operational tactics air_force wound armored midshipman major commando garrison battle_line siege HQ center hutment National_Guard wing outpost wardroom weapons_carrier break sea_power attention firepower resistance armament briefing barrack damage unarmed commissary noncommissioned_officer Pentagon Marine desk_officer occupation headquarters mess conscription aviation military_vehicle rearguard olive_drab personnel_carrier drill platform combined_operation basic_training mess rocket_base smoke_screen psychological_operation awol picket troop_carrier quartering reconnaissance_vehicle regimentals transport_ship silo warship accoutered nuclear_deterrence containment sortie reconnaissance_plane expeditionary electronic_warfare generalship precision_rifle countermarch military_plane w.m.d. effective military_science quarter police_action commission strategy muster_roll salute air_base regular war_game gun amphibious_landing taps retreat reveille pass drumbeat retreat tattoo insignia_of_rank attack_submarine assault_rifle arsenal strategic_warning call_up warning_of_attack chevron warning_of_war tactical_warning battle_dress fatigue_duty stripe operational_damage battle_damage billet casualty military_ceremony caisson sortie troop_movement army_unit command_post boot_camp naval_unit coastguard dressing_station military_censorship militainment activated disengagement