a means of representing time sequentially using 24 hours, counting from 0100 (12:01am) to 2400 (12 midnight); also called [universal time], cf. civilian time
[mil-i-teyt] /ˈmɪl ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used without object), militated, militating. 1. to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily: His prison record militated against him. 2. Obsolete. /ˈmɪlɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive; usually foll by against or for) (of facts, actions, etc) to have influence or effect: the evidence militated against his release v. 1620s, “to serve as […]
[mee-li-teyz glawr-ee-oh-see, glohr-] /ˈmi lɪ teɪz ˌglɔr iˈoʊ si, ˌgloʊr-/ plural noun, singular miles gloriosus [mee-leyz glawr-ee-oh-suh s, glohr-] /ˈmi leɪz ˌglɔr iˈoʊ səs, ˌgloʊr-/ (Show IPA). Latin. 1. (especially as stock characters in comic literature) bragging soldiers.
[mi-lish-uh] /mɪˈlɪʃ ə/ noun 1. a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies. 2. a body of citizen soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers. 3. all able-bodied males considered by law eligible for military service. 4. a body of citizens organized in […]
[mi-lish-uh-muh n] /mɪˈlɪʃ ə mən/ noun, plural militiamen. 1. a person serving in the . /mɪˈlɪʃəmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a man serving with the militia n. 1780, from militia + man (n.).