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
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.
OUT TUESDAY THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (Universal) In 1939, when the Nazi armies conquer Poland, the couple who run the Warsaw Zoo turn the grounds’ hiding places into a refuge for Jews seeking to escape the slaughter.
A clearing on the approach near the summit, surrounded by year-round snow, large enough to camp an army of at least 25,000.
I’ve been watching an army of ants working over a french fry someone had dropped on the sidewalk.
Russian army soldiers march along Red Square during a general rehearsal for the 2015 Victory Day military parade to celebrate 70 years since the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II.
Syria—also lurched into more dangerous territory as Russia threatened to shoot down any U.S. planes that try to stop Syria’s air force and army going about their business.
Especially surprising is that the closeness of the race can largely be attributed to the obsessive energies of the sixth district’s women, an army of mostly white, suburban working mothers who had until now lived politically somnambulant lives.
The Lebanese al-Manar TV linked to Hezbollah, the militia fighting alongside the Syrian government, said Syrian and Iraqi troops linked up at the borders, after the Syrian army seized new territories in its campaign in the Syrian desert.
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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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