[mil-i-ter-ee] /ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i/
of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy:
from civilian to military life.
of, for, or pertaining to war:
of or relating to soldiers.
befitting, characteristic of, or noting a soldier:
a military bearing.
following the life of a soldier:
a military career.
performed by soldiers:
noun, plural militaries, military.
of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
noun (pl) -taries, -tary
the military, the armed services (esp the army)
mid-15c., from Middle French militaire (14c.), from Latin militaris “of soldiers or war, of military service, warlike,” from miles (genitive militis) “soldier,” of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning “one who marches in a troop,” and thus connected to Sanskrit melah “assembly,” Greek homilos “assembled crowd, throng.” Related: Militarily. Old English had militisc, from Latin. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“soldiers generally,” 1757, from military (adj.). Earlier, “a military man” (1736).
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