Meaning of ARMY in English


ˈärmē, ˈȧm-, -mi noun

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English armee, from Middle French armée, from Medieval Latin armata army, fleet — more at armada


a. : a large organized body of men armed and trained for war and destined chiefly for land service

b. : a unit organized to be capable of independent action and consisting conventionally of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary troops

c. often capitalized : the complete military organization of a nation for land warfare

the army of the U.S.

2. : a great number : vast multitude : array

an army of skilled technicians would be necessary

3. : a body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause

an army of dedicated doctors

the Salvation Army

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.