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: military preparedness.
of or pertaining to soldiers.
befitting, characteristic of, or noting a soldier: a military bearing.
following the life of a soldier: a military career.
performed by soldiers: military duty.
noun, plural militaries, military.
the military.
the military establishment of a nation; the armed forces.
military personnel, especially commissioned officers, taken collectively: the bar, the press, and the military.

1575–85; < Latin mīlitāri(s), equivalent to mīlit- (stem of mīles) soldier + -āris -ary

militarily [mil-i-tair-uh-lee, mil-i-ter-uh-lee] , adverb
militariness, noun
antimilitary, adjective
nonmilitary, adjective
premilitary, adjective
promilitary, adjective
pseudomilitarily, adverb
pseudomilitary, adjective
quasi-military, adjective
supermilitary, adjective, noun
unmilitarily, adverb
unmilitary, adjective

3. soldierly, soldierlike, martial. Unabridged
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military (ˈmɪlɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  of or relating to the armed forces (esp the army), warlike matters, etc
2.  of, characteristic of, or about soldiers
n , -taries, -tary
3.  the military the armed services (esp the army)
[C16: via French from Latin mīlitāris, from mīles soldier]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from M.Fr. militaire, from L. militaris "of soldiers or war," from miles (gen. militis) "soldier," perhaps ultimately from Etruscan, or else meaning "one who marches in a troop," and thus connected to Skt. melah "assembly," Gk. homilos "assembled crowd, throng." The noun sense of "soldiers
generally" is attested from 1757. Military-industrial complex coined 1961 in farewell speech of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Example sentences
But they do require some demonstrated background in military or diplomatic
Military service lingers in countries that are poor or small, but elsewhere it
  is on the way out.
The use of animals in military ceremony and warfare has always interested me.
Military honors would come later-and may yet come again.
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