army

[ ahr-mee ]
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noun,plural ar·mies.
  1. the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force.

  2. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters.

  1. a large body of persons trained and armed for war.

  2. any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of census takers.

  3. a very large number or group of something; a great multitude; a host: the army of the unemployed.

Origin of army

1
1350–1400; Middle English armee<Middle French <Latin armāta.Cf. Armada

Other words from army

  • pro·ar·my, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for army

army

/ (ˈɑːmɪ) /


nounplural -mies
  1. the military land forces of a nation

  2. a military unit usually consisting of two or more corps with supporting arms and services

  1. (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of an army: army rations

  2. any large body of people united for some specific purpose

  3. a large number of people, animals, etc; multitude

Origin of army

1
C14: from Old French armee, from Medieval Latin armāta armed forces; see armada

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