HyperDic: militia

English > 2 senses of the word militia:
NOUNgroupmilitia, reservescivilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
groupmilitiathe entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service
militia > pronunciation
Soundsmahlih'shah; mihlih'shah
Rhymesacacia ... Xhosa: 16 rhymes with shah...
English > militia: 2 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningcivilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army.
Synonymreserves
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
MembersmilitiamanA member of the militia
Partsterritorial, territorial reserveA territorial military unit
NarrowerSA, Sturmabteilung, Storm TroopsNazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
trainbandA company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
Broadermilitary unit, military force, military group, forceA unit that is part of some military service
Spanishmilicia, milicias populares, reserva, retén
Catalanmilícia, reserva, reserves
English > militia: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.
Examples
  • "their troops were untrained militia"
  • "Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"--United States Constitution
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

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