Definition of army
1a : a large organized body of armed personnel trained for war especially on landb : a unit capable of independent action and consisting usually of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary troopsc often capitalized : the complete military organization of a nation for land warfare
2 : a great multitude an army of birds
3 : a body of persons organized to advance a cause
Examples of army in a Sentence
the armies of Alexander the Great
He left home and joined the army after he graduated from high school.
The company employs an army of lawyers to handle its legal affairs.
They sent in a whole army of trained technicians.
The organization was founded by a dedicated army of volunteers.
Recent Examples of army from the Web
A Thai court, Wednesday, is issuing rulings in a major human trafficking trial with more than 103 defendants, including a senior army officer, who were arrested in 2015 after 36 bodies were discovered in shallow graves in southern Thailand.
Since early 2016, however, the Turkish army has been more assertive, using its participation in joint military operations against ISIS as cover for also hitting Rojava Kurds.
A Jordanian soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for fatally shooting three U.S. military trainers outside an army base in southern Jordan last November.
Disagreements between Turkey, which has the second-largest army by personnel numbers in NATO, and the U.S., the bloc’s biggest military, have also impacted business.
The images show a man in Iraqi army fatigues gunning down an unarmed man kneeling in front of a car.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is named after Lewis Ginter (1824-1897), who was a prominent businessman, army officer and philanthropist in Richmond.
The big muscle, though, will come from an army of people like John Huff, who, working last month during one of the special hunts, provided a glimpse of what's to come.
America entered World War II in 1941, but had no connection to the ultimate liberating of prisoners from the hellish camp, which was accomplished by the Soviet Union army in January 1945.
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ARMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of army for English Language Learners
: a large group of soldiers organized to fight battles on land
: the part of a country's military forces that includes soldiers who are trained to fight on land
: a large number of people or things that are involved in some activity together
ARMY Defined for Kids
Definition of army for Students
1 : a large body of soldiers trained for land warfare
2 often cap : the complete military organization of a nation for land warfare
3 : a great number of people or things an army of volunteers
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