Definition of Military machine

1. Noun. The military forces of a nation. "The military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Exact synonyms: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, War Machine
Examples of category: Absence Without Leave, Unauthorized Absence, Pullback, Retreat, Stand-down, Standdown, Disengagement, Fallback, Pullout, Amphibious Landing, Gun, Deactivation, Inactivation, Countermarch, Fly-by, Flyover, Flypast, Sortie, Troop Movement, War Game, Militainment, Demonstration, National Service, Fatigue, Fatigue Duty, Air Cover, Military Censorship, Umbrella, Logistic Assessment, Drill, Manual, Manual Of Arms, Military Training, Basic Training, Military Drill, Close-order Drill, Square-bashing, Action, Military Action, Battle, Conflict, Engagement, Fight, Blockade, Encirclement, Defence, Defense, Defensive Measure, Electronic Warfare, Ew, Military Operation, Operation, Combined Operation, Police Action, Resistance, Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Simulated Military Operation, Armed Combat, Combat, Campaign, Military Campaign, Expedition, Hostile Expedition, Military Expedition, Military Mission, Mission, Sally, Sortie, Reenforcement, Reinforcement, Support, Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught, War, Warfare, Assault, Blitz, Blitzkrieg, Infiltration, Peacekeeping, Peacekeeping Mission, Peacekeeping Operation, Amphibious Operation, Psychological Operation, Psyop, Muster Call, Military Ceremony, Beleaguering, Besieging, Military Blockade, Siege, Nuclear Deterrence, Countermine, Military Control, Occupation, Conscription, Draft, Muster, Selective Service, Court-martial, Logistic Assistance, Logistic Support, Inter-service Support, Air Base, Air Station, Armament, Armored Car, Armoured Car, Apc, Armored Personnel Carrier, Armoured Personnel Carrier, Armory, Armoury, Arsenal, Assault Gun, Assault Rifle, Attack Submarine, B-52, Barrack, Base, Base Of Operations, Battle Dress, Billet, Bomber, Boot Camp, Caisson, Bivouac, Camp, Cantonment, Encampment, Command Post, General Headquarters, Ghq, Commissary, Aid Station, Dressing Station, Dress Uniform, Emplacement, Fatigues, Field Hospital, Attack Aircraft, Fighter, Fighter Aircraft, Fire Control Radar, Fire Control System, Full-dress Uniform, Fort, Garrison, Gas Shell, Guardhouse, Gun Room, Half Track, Hardware, Headquarters, Hq, Military Headquarters, Hospital Train, Army Hut, Field Hut, Hut, Hutment, Latrine, Equipage, Materiel, Mess, Mess Hall, Military Hospital, Military Installation, Military Post, Post, Military Quarters, Military Uniform, Military Vehicle, Minute Gun, Naval Installation, Shore Station, Naval Shipyard, Navy Yard, Olive Drab, Olive-drab Uniform, Outpost, Personnel Carrier, Picket, Platform, Weapons Platform, Quartering, Reconnaissance Plane, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Scout Car, Redoubt, Regimentals, Rocket Base, Silo, Smoke Screen, Smokescreen, Precision Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Armored Combat Vehicle, Armoured Combat Vehicle, Army Tank, Tank, Transport Ship, Troop Carrier, Troop Transport, Wardroom, Military Plane, Warplane, Combat Ship, War Vessel, Warship, W.m.d., Weapon Of Mass Destruction, Wmd, Weapons Carrier, Sea Power, Attention, Military Capability, Military Posture, Military Strength, Posture, Strength, Firepower, Generalship, Military Science, Tactics, Strategy, Commission, Military Commission, Muster Roll, Military Greeting, Salute, Military Intelligence, Liberty Chit, Pass, Lights-out, Taps, Reveille, Wake-up Signal, Retreat, Retreat, Drumbeat, Tattoo, Insignia Of Rank, Order, Call Up, Briefing, Strategic Warning, Tactical Warning, Warning Of Attack, Warning Of War, Chevron, Grade Insignia, Stripe, Stripes, Stripe, Damage, Equipment Casualty, Battle Damage, Combat Casualty, Operational Casualty, Operational Damage, Casualty, Combat Injury, Injury, Wound, Loss, Personnel Casualty, Collateral Damage, Military Ceremony, Trip Wire, Joint Chiefs, Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Command, Task Force, Army Unit, Army, Ground Forces, Regular Army, Naval Unit, Naval Forces, Navy, Coastguard, Marines, Air Unit, Air Force, Airforce, Armor, Armour, Armed Service, Military Service, Service, Force, Military Force, Military Group, Military Unit, Military Reserve, Reserve, Pentagon, Military Police, Mp, Shore Patrol, Company, Platoon, Rearguard, Wing, Echelon, Phalanx, Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Drumhead Court-martial, Court-martial, Military Court, Provost Court, Defense Intelligence Agency, Dia, Artillery, Artillery Unit, Musketry, Battery, Cavalry, Horse Cavalry, Mechanized Cavalry, Foot, Infantry, Paratroops, Militia, Reserves, Militia, Home Guard, Territorial, Territorial Reserve, Home Reserve, National Guard, Standing Army, Army, U. S. Army, United States Army, Us Army, Usa, United States Army Rangers, United States Military Academy, Us Military Academy, Ai, Army Intelligence, Army National Guard, Arng, Military Personnel, Soldiery, Troops, Friendly, Hostile, Cavalry, Horse, Horse Cavalry, Garrison, Rank, Rank And File, Commando, Contingent, Detail, General Staff, Headquarters, Headquarters Staff, High Command, Supreme Headquarters, Spearhead, Firing Party, Firing Squad, Military Formation, Open Order, Close Order, Extended Order, Sick Call, Sick Parade, Column, Chow Line, Air Power, Aviation, Martial Law, Military Law, Muster, Center, Flank, Wing, Head, Rear, Minefield, Field, Field Of Operations, Theater, Theater Of Operations, Theatre, Theatre Of Operations, Line, Line Of Battle, Salient, Battle Line, Military Position, Position, Staging Area, Sector, Combat Area, Combat Zone, War Zone, Drop Zone, Dropping Zone, West Point, Ensign, Adjutant, Aide, Aide-de-camp, Air Attache, Army Attache, Army Engineer, Military Engineer, Army Officer, Bandsman, Brass Hat, Cadet, Plebe, Captain, Skipper, Captain, Casualty, Chief Of Staff, Chief Petty Officer, Colonel, Color Bearer, Standard-bearer, Combat Pilot, Commander, Commandant, Commander, Commanding Officer, Commando, Ranger, Commissioned Officer, Commissioned Military Officer, Commissioned Naval Officer, Commodore, Defense Contractor, Defector, Deserter, Desk Officer, Conscript, Draftee, Inductee, Drill Instructor, Drill Master, Enemy, Foe, Foeman, Opposition, Executive Officer, Field Marshal, Field Officer, Field-grade Officer, Fo, Fighter Pilot, Flag Officer, Flanker, Full General, General, General Officer, Inspector General, Judge Advocate, Judge Advocate, Judge Advocate General, Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Light Colonel, Lieutenant Commander, Lieutenant General, Lieutenant Jg, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Major, Major-general, Devil Dog, Leatherneck, Marine, Shipboard Soldier, Marine Engineer, Naval Engineer, Marshal, Marshall, Midshipman, Military Adviser, Military Advisor, Holy Joe, Military Chaplain, Padre, Sky Pilot, Military Leader, Military Officer, Officer, Military Policeman, Mp, Naval Attache, Naval Commander, Naval Officer, Navy Seal, Seal, Enlisted Officer, Noncom, Noncommissioned Officer, Occupier, Peacekeeper, Provost Marshal, Reservist, Sapper, Sapper, Section Eight, Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman, Shirker, Slacker, Sprog, Spy, Undercover Agent, Staff Officer, Striker, Subaltern, Territorial, Military Volunteer, Voluntary, Volunteer, Warrant Officer, Weekend Warrior, Foreign Aid, Government Issue, Issue, Military Issue, Preparation, Preparedness, Readiness, Military Rank, Military Rating, Paygrade, Rating, Flag Rank, Spit And Polish, Pass, Compassionate Leave, Field Day, Mess, Break, Detach, Billet, Canton, Quarter, Activated, Armed, Unarmed, Armored, Armoured, Unarmored, Unarmoured, Accoutered, Accoutred, Expeditionary, Operational, Active, Combat-ready, Fighting, Effective, Inactive, Nonoperational, Regular
Specialized synonyms: Military Reserve, Reserve
Generic synonyms: Force, Personnel
Member holonyms: Cadre, Medic, Medical Officer
Derivative terms: Militarise, Militaristic, Militarize

Lexicographical Neighbors of Military Machine

military force
military formation
military governor
military greeting
military group
military headquarters
military hospital
military installation
military intelligence
military issue
military junta
military law
military leader
military machine (current term)
military man
military march
military medicine
military mission
military music
military neurosis
military nursing
military officer
military operation
military order
military pace
military personnel
military plane
military police

Literary usage of Military machine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of the Ancient by William Hickling Prescott (1886)
"For some days his workmen had been employed in constructing a military machine of his own invention. It was called a mania, and was contrived somewhat on ..."

2. History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of the Ancient by William Hickling Prescott (1882)
"... workmen had been employed in constructing a military machine of his own invention. It was called a manta, and was contrived somewhat on the principle of ..."

3. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"An ancient military machine for throwing darts and stones. Rock Island. An island in the Mississippi River, the southern extremity of which Ь nearly ..."

4. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1919)
"CHAPTER XI MOVING THE military machine WHEN Congress closed an epochal session on October 6,1917, it had appropriated over twenty-one billion dollars. ..."

5. Reconstructing America: Our Next Big Job, the Latest Word on the Vital by Edwin Wildman (1919)
"... military machine NECESSARY — OR COMPATIBLE WITH DEMOCRACY? BY SENATOR GEORGE EARL CHAMBERLAIN NATIONS are only the composite reflection of human beings. ..."

6. The New International Encyclopaedia by Herbert Treadwell Wade (1922)
"the military machine should therefore in the general case be at least two-seated—should carry un observer and a pilot. Further, since it is in the highest ..."

7. In the Side Shows by William Wedgwood Benn Stansgate (1919)
"CHAPTER VII THE military machine DURING my eighteen months' training in the desert and serving in the Dardanelles as well as at other times, ..."

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