Meaning of ARMY in English

ARMY

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɑ:(r)mi ]

( armies)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

An army is a large organized group of people who are armed and trained to fight on land in a war. Most armies are organized and controlled by governments.

After returning from France, he joined the army...

The army is about to launch a major offensive.

N-COUNT-COLL

2.

An army of people, animals, or things is a large number of them, especially when they are regarded as a force of some kind.

...data collected by an army of volunteers.

...armies of shoppers looking for bargains.

N-COUNT-COLL : N of n

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