Meaning of ARMY in English

ARMY

noun

1 group of soldiers

ADJECTIVE

▪ great , huge , large , massive , mighty , powerful

▪ small

▪ ragtag ( informal )

▪ professional , regular , standing

The taxes were used to maintain a standing ~ of around 55 000 troops.

▪ reserve

▪ conscript

▪ all-volunteer , volunteer

▪ mercenary

▪ modern

▪ allied

▪ enemy , opposing

▪ foreign

▪ national

▪ imperial , royal

▪ private

▪ guerrilla

▪ rebel , revolutionary

▪ advancing , approaching , invading , occupying , victorious

Their city fell victim to an invading ~.

▪ defeated , retreating

VERB + ARMY

▪ have

▪ enter , go into , join

After finishing school, Mike went into the ~.

▪ leave

▪ desert

▪ be in command of , command , lead

He was in command of the British Army in Egypt.

He led the ~ into battle.

▪ march

He marched a foreign ~ into the capital.

▪ drill , train

▪ amass , assemble , build up , form , gather , raise , recruit

The king was unable to raise an ~.

▪ maintain

▪ equip , supply

▪ mobilize

▪ deploy , field

The French ~ was deployed in the Western Desert.

▪ fight

those who fought the Soviet ~ in Afghanistan

▪ face

Napoleon Bonaparte faced the combined armies of England, Prussia and Russia.

▪ crush , decimate , defeat , destroy , put to flight , rout

The ~ was finally defeated in the spring.

▪ disband , dissolve ( esp. AmE )

The emperor was deposed and his ~ disbanded.

ARMY + VERB

▪ gather

▪ advance , march

A huge ~ marched on the city.

▪ camp

▪ enter sth , invade (sth)

The German ~ entered Austria in March 1938.

▪ attack , clash , fight

The two opposing armies clashed in battle.

▪ kill sb

▪ defeat sth

▪ occupy sth

▪ flee , move out , pull back , retreat , withdraw

ARMY + NOUN

▪ captain , chief of staff , colonel , commander , general , lieutenant , officer , sergeant

▪ soldiers , troops

▪ chaplain , engineer , medic , nurse , surgeon

▪ leader , official , personnel

The companies recruit mostly retired ~ personnel.

▪ battalion , command , corps , division , unit

▪ reserve , reservist

▪ recruiter ( esp. AmE )

▪ career

▪ deserter

▪ veteran

▪ barracks , base , camp , depot , headquarters , post

He grew up on an ~ base in the 1960s.

▪ patrol

▪ checkpoint

▪ intelligence

▪ logistics

▪ helicopter , tank , truck

▪ hospital

▪ boots , fatigues , uniform

▪ surplus

He bought the jacket at an ~ surplus store.

She had an ~ surplus sleeping bag.

▪ wife

PREPOSITION

▪ in the ~

Her husband is in the ~.

2 large group

ADJECTIVE

▪ vast

a vast ~ of personnel

▪ veritable

The singer was surrounded by a veritable ~ of reporters.

▪ small

a small ~ of volunteers

▪ growing , increasing

VERB + ARMY

▪ create

He created an ~ of loyal customers.

▪ employ , hire ( esp. AmE )

Actresses now hire armies of hairdressers and stylists.

▪ maintain

NASA maintains a small ~ of engineers.

▪ organize

Who will organize the ~ of volunteers?

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

There was an ~ of technicians ready to help.

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