HyperDic: military_action

English > 1 sense of the expression military action:
NOUNactmilitary action, actiona military engagement
English > military action: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA military engagement.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narroweramphibious landingA military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
battle, conflict, fight, engagementA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
blockade, encirclementA war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy / enemy
defense, defence, defensive measure(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies
electronic warfare, EWmilitary action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
police actionA local military action without declaration of war
resistanceThe military action of resisting the enemy's / enemy's advance
saber rattling, sabre rattlingThe ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
sortie, sallyA military action in which besieged troops / troops burst forth from their position
war, warfareThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishacción militar

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