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


showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things

Word of the Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
by Colin McIntosh,
December 01, 2015
Are you a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek? Both shows have been around since the 1960s, and, not surprisingly, have generated some of their own vocabulary, some of which has now entered the Cambridge English Dictionary. The phenomenon of fandom, meaning “the state of being a fan of

Read More 

conversational user interface noun
conversational user interface noun
November 30, 2015
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

Read More