military Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “military” in the English Dictionary

"military" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/  us   /-ter-/
B2 relating to or ​belonging to the ​armedforces: foreign military intervention military targets/​forces military ​uniform typical of the ​armedforces: military precision
More examples
adverb uk   us   /ˌmɪl.ɪˈter.ɪ.li/


uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/  us   /-ter.i/
the military
More examples
C1 the ​armedforces: The military has ​opposed any ​cuts in ​defencespending.
(Definition of military from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"military" in American English

See all translations

militaryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/
relating to or ​belonging to the ​armedforces: military ​spending/​intervention/​forces A military ​academy is a ​place where ​soldiers are ​trained to ​becomeofficers. A military ​academy (or ​school) is also a ​privateschool or ​college that ​expectsobedience to ​rules, has ​uniforms, and is ​generallyrun like the ​armedforces.

militarynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/
the ​armedforces of a ​country: My Dad was in the military.
(Definition of military from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “military”
in Korean 군대의…
in Arabic عَسْكَري…
in Malaysian tentera…
in French militaire…
in Russian военный, воинский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍事的, 軍用的, 富有軍隊特點的…
in Italian militare…
in Turkish askerî…
in Polish wojskowy…
in Spanish militar…
in Vietnamese quân sự…
in Portuguese militar…
in Thai ทางทหาร…
in German militärisch…
in Catalan militar…
in Japanese 軍隊の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 军事的, 军用的, 富有军队特点的…
in Indonesian militer…
What is the pronunciation of military?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“military” in British English

“military” in American English

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More