Meaning of ARMY in English


/ahr"mee/ , n. , pl. armies .

1. the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force.

2. (in large military land forces) a unit consisting typically of two or more corps and a headquarters.

3. a large body of persons trained and armed for war.

4. any body of persons organized for any purpose: an army of census takers.

5. a very large number or group of something; a great multitude; a host: the army of the unemployed.

[ 1350-1400; ME armee armata. Cf. ARMADA ]

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