Meaning of ARMY in English

ARMY

[noun] [C] - a military force, usually belonging to a country, that has the training and equipment to fight on landBoth the armies suffered heavy losses in the battle.When did you join the (= a particular country's) army?He has decided on a career in the British Army.The army was/were (= Soldiers were) called out to enforce the curfew. [+ singular or plural verb]The minister is believed to have been killed by the rebel army (= group of fighters).(figurative) She brought an army (= large group) of supporters with her.Army surplus is clothes and equipment that are not needed by the army, and are made available for sale to the public.He always dresses in army surplus/wears army surplus clothes.We bought a lot of camping equipment at an army surplus store/(US usually) army-navy store/(ANZ) army disposals store.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.