- military [mil′ə ter΄ē]adj.[Fr militaire < L militaris < miles (gen. militis), soldier]1. of, characteristic of, for, fit for, or done by soldiers or the armed forces2. of, for, or fit for war3. of the army, as distinguished from the navySYN.- MARTIAL——————the militarythe armed forces; military personnel collectively; esp., military officers as an influential forcemilitarilyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.