Meaning of ARMY in English



Pronunciation: ' är-m ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural armies

Etymology: Middle English armee, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin armata ― more at ARMADA

Date: 14th century

1 a : a large organized body of armed personnel trained for war especially on land b : a unit capable of independent action and consisting usually of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary troops c often capitalized : the complete military organization of a nation for land warfare

2 : a great multitude <an army of birds>

3 : a body of persons organized to advance a cause

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.