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.
Origin and Etymology of army
Middle English armee, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin armata — more at armada
First Known Use: circa 1522
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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