military

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Stemming from the Latin word for "soldier," military is a word that goes hand in hand with war. It's the military that protects a country's interests, lead by generals and powered by brave soldiers. When used as an adjective, military describes anything that's related to, well, the military: salutes, campaigns, uniforms, etc.

Definitions of military
  1. noun
    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”
    synonyms: armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
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    types:
    military reserve, reserve
    armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    type of:
    force, personnel
    group of people willing to obey orders
  2. adjective
    associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians
    military police”
    Synonyms:
    expeditionary
    (used of military forces) designed for military operations abroad
    martial
    of or relating to the armed forces
    combatant
    engaging in or ready for combat
    noncombatant
    member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon
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    Antonyms:
    civilian
    associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
    civil
    applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    noncombatant
    used of civilians in time of war
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  3. adjective
    characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military
    military uniforms”
    Synonyms:
    militaristic
    imbued with militarism
    martial, soldierlike, soldierly, warriorlike
    (of persons) befitting a warrior
    martial, warlike
    suggesting war or military life
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    Antonyms:
    nonmilitary, unmilitary
    not associated with soldiers or the military
    unsoldierly
    not conforming to military standards
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  4. adjective
    of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    military law”
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