the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force.
(in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters.
a large body of persons trained and armed for war.
any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of census takers.
a very large number or group of something; a great multitude; a host: the army of the unemployed.
- pro·ar·my, adjective
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How to use army in a sentence
Historically, conquering armies have seized inhabitants of conquered areas and enslaved them.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism | Louise I. Shelley | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Besides, victory fever had spread like wildfire throughout the Allied armies.
Soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.
With Marshal at his side, Richard crushed Philip and his armies.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame | William O’Connor | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Emmanuel de Merode is fighting rebel armies and a powerful oil company to protect Virunga Park, its animals and its people.
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
The battle was for a long time maintained by both armies with obstinate energy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Also, some ominous comments on what armies spend and what Governments scrimp:—that is ammunition.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The two armies for the time being lay opposite to each other, too exhausted after the struggle to recommence operations.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I have seen the retreats of continental armies in my time; they are always a scene of horrors.
British Dictionary definitions for army
the military land forces of a nation
a military unit usually consisting of two or more corps with supporting arms and services
(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of an army: army rations
any large body of people united for some specific purpose
a large number of people, animals, etc; multitude
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