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army meaning

EN[ˈɑː.miː] [ˈɑɹ.mi] [-ɑː(r)mi]
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  • An army (from Latin arma "arms, weapons" via Old French armée, "armed" (feminine)) is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state.
  • In several countries, the army is officially called the Land Army to differentiate it from an air force called the Air Army, notably France. In such countries, the word "army" on its own retains its connotation of a land force in common usage.
  • By convention, irregular military is understood in contrast to regular armies which grew slowly from personal bodyguards or elite militia. Regular in this case refers to standardized doctrines, uniforms, organizations, etc.
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    Definition of army in English Dictionary

  • NounPLarmies
    1. A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations.
      1. The army was sent in to quell the uprising.
      2. The army received a bigger share of this year's budget increase than the navy or air force.
      3. The Fourth Army suffered such losses that its remainders were merged into the Second Army, also deployed on the Western front.
    2. The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.
      1. The army opposed the legislature's involvement.
    3. (figuratively) A large group of people working toward the same purpose.
      1. It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.
    4. (figuratively) A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.
      1. Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.
    5. (figuratively) Any multitude.
      1. On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The United States has a powerful war machine at each one of her army bases.
      • He had detailed from his company a jovial Irish lad as orderly — the regular army name for the position is dog-robber.
      • To try to bolster the abilities of the Ukrainian regular forces and reduce Kiev’s reliance on these quasilegal paramilitaries, the United States Army is training the Ukrainian national guard.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Whatever any hon. Member in any part of the Committee thinks about the advisability of this Bill, they all wish the Force that eventually is created to be an efficient one and not a Fred Karno's army.
      • An impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
      • The Dutch would sometimes inundate the land to hinder the Spanish army.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Collective nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en army-ant
      2. en armyless
      3. en armylike
      4. en army ant
      5. en armyworm
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "army" is a noun, more specifically, a collective noun and a countable noun.
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