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MILITARY PERSONNEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does military personnel mean? 

MILITARY PERSONNEL (noun)
  The noun MILITARY PERSONNEL has 2 senses:

1. soldiers collectively
2. someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

  Familiarity information: MILITARY PERSONNEL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MILITARY PERSONNEL (noun)


Sense 1military personnel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soldiers collectively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

military personnel; soldiery; troops

Hypernyms ("military personnel" is a kind of...):

force; personnel (group of people willing to obey orders)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "military personnel"):

friendly (troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces)

hostile (troops belonging to the enemy's military forces)

cavalry; horse; horse cavalry (troops trained to fight on horseback)

garrison (the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place)

Holonyms ("military personnel" is a member of...):

army unit (a military unit that is part of an army)


Sense 2military personnel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

military man; serviceman; man; military personnel

Context example:

two men stood sentry duty

Hypernyms ("military personnel" is a kind of...):

skilled worker; skilled workman; trained worker (a worker who has acquired special skills)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "military personnel"):

military officer; officer (any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command)

noncombatant (a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon))

occupier (a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country)

striper (a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service)

ex-serviceman; vet; veteran (a person who has served in the armed forces)

veteran; veteran soldier (a serviceman who has seen considerable active service)

devil dog; leatherneck; Marine; shipboard soldier (a member of the United States Marine Corps)

enlisted person (a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer)

conscript; draftee; inductee (someone who is drafted into military service)

commando; ranger (a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids)

bluejacket; navy man; sailor; sailor boy (a serviceman in the navy)

artilleryman; cannoneer; gunner; machine gunner (a serviceman in the artillery)

air force officer; commander (an officer in the airforce)

military volunteer; voluntary; volunteer ((military) a person who freely enlists for service)

Holonyms ("military personnel" is a member of...):

force; military force; military group; military unit (a unit that is part of some military service)


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