From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmilitarymil‧i‧ta‧ry1 /ˈmɪlətəri $ -teri/ ●●● S2 W1 AWL adjective 1 PMused by, involving, or relating to the army, navy, or air force a military helicopter military equipment The government has threatened to take military action if the rebels do not withdraw from the area. The United States is prepared to use military force to achieve its aims. a raid by European military forces (=the army, navy, or air force)2 → with military precision —militarily adverb Europe may have to intervene militarily if the crisis worsens.
Examples from the Corpusmilitary• There is no indication that Wilfrid exercised any influence on Caedwalla's secular and military activities.• Schellenberg's office at Prinz Albrechtstrasse had a military camp bed in one corner for he often spent the night there.• Peres said the military campaign would last as long as it took to secure the country's northern border.• The President visited a military cemetery at Bitburg.• China reportedly planned to sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia.• Both were marauding, tribal war-leaders whose main aim was to bring military glory to themselves and their followers.• They may petition for mercy from the prime minister in his capacity as military governor.• It is now a museum of military history, but was once full of armed men and artillery.• We might borrow here from military jargon.• German military power was restricted after World War II.military forces• Leaders are concerned about racism in the nation's military forces.• Linked to this is the upkeep of military forces and armaments for domestic reasons.• Members of the military forces must also fulfil a quota of work in the fields.• Even as her military forces were strengthened and were winning the Cold War, her power in the marketplace shrank.militarymilitary2 ●●○ AWL noun → the military
Examples from the Corpusmilitary• War and the military had become unpopular in academic and intellectual circles.• There were months of interrogations, torture and repression as the military tightened its grip on the country.• Those arrested by the military were subsequently released without trial.• First, there is the degree to which the military is isolated from the rest of society.• The military failed to respond to the offer.• The military is the only one who really has this equipment...• Western diplomats believe the role of the well-armed Yugoslav military will prove pivotal in deciding whether all-out war erupts in Bosnia.Origin military1 (1400-1500) French militaire, from Latin militaris, from miles “soldier”