army, regular army, ground forces(noun)
a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
a large number of people united for some specific purpose
United States Army, US Army, U. S. Army, Army, USA(noun)
the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations
The army was sent in to quell the uprising.
The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.
The army opposed the legislature's involvement.
A large group of people working toward the same purpose.
It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.
A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.
Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.
On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.
A sports team representing the US Military Academy at West Point.
Army has several returning starters this year.
Origin: (1386) armee, from armee (French armée), from armata, a noun taken from the past participle of armare, itself related to arma, from h₂er-.
a collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers
a body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army
a great number; a vast multitude; a host
Origin: [F. arme, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus, p. p. of armare to arm. Cf. Armada.]
An army, in the broadest sense, is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include other branches of the military such as the air force via means of aviation corps. Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army an army composed of full-time career soldiers who 'stand over', in other words, who do not disband during times of peace. They differ from army reserves who are activated only during such times as war or natural disasters. In several countries, the army is officially called the Land Army to differentiate it from an air force called the Air Army, notably France. In such countries, the word "army" on its own retains its connotation of a land force in common usage. The current largest army in the world, by number of active troops, is the People's Liberation Army of China with 2,250,000 active troops and 800,000 reserve personnel followed by the Indian Army with 1,129,000 active troops and 960,000 reserve personnel. By convention, irregular military is understood in contrast to regular armies which grew slowly from personal bodyguards or elite militia. Regular in this case refers to standardized doctrines, uniforms, organizations, etc. Regular military can also refer to full-time status, versus reserve or part-time personnel. Other distinctions may separate statutory forces, from de facto "non-statutory" forces such as some guerrilla and revolutionary armies. Armies may also be expeditionary or fencible.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ärm′i, n. a large body of men armed for war and under military command: a body of men banded together in a special cause, whether travestying military methods, as the 'Salvation Army,' or not, as the 'Blue Ribbon Army:' a host: a great number.—ns. Arm′y-Corps (-kōr), a main division of an army, a miniature army comprising all arms of the service; Arm′y-list, a list of all commissioned officers, issued periodically by the War Office; Arm′y-worm, a European grub which collects in vast armies. [Fr. armée—L. armata, armāre.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A body of humanitarians that seeks to impress on another body of men the beauty of non-resistance, by exterminating them.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A large body of disciplined men, with appropriate subdivisions, commanded by a general. A fleet is sometimes called a naval army.--Flying army, a small body sent to harass a country, intercept convoys, and alarm the enemy.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A large and organized body of soldiers, consisting of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, completely armed, and provided with the necessary stores, etc., the whole being composed of companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, divisions, and corps, under proper officers, and the entire force being under the direction of one general, who is called the general-in-chief, and sometimes the generalissimo. Armies are distinguished by different appellations; as, a covering army, a blockading army, an army of obstruction, an army of reserve, a flying army, etc. An army is said to cover a place when it is encamped or in cantonments for the protection of the different passes which lead to a principal object of defense. An army is said to blockade a place when, being well provided with heavy ordnance and other warlike means, it is employed to invest a town for the direct and immediate purpose of reducing it by assault or famine. An army of obstruction is so called because by its advanced positions and desultory movements it is constantly employed in watching the enemy. A flying army means a strong body of horse and foot, which is always in motion, both to cover its own garrisons and keep the enemy in continual alarm. For method of providing for armies, see Appropriations.
The military organization of the official government in power of a country, nation or state.
Not every country in world has an army, only those that feel the need to have one.Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 6, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'Army' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #852
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Rank popularity for the word 'Army' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1457
Rank popularity for the word 'Army' in Nouns Frequency: #354
The numerical value of Army in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Army in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- ар, армияAbkhaz
- የጦር ኃይል, ሰራዊትAmharic
- ordu, qoşunAzerbaijani
- во́йска, а́рміяBelarusian
- а́рмия, во́йскаBulgarian
- exèrcit, hostCatalan, Valencian
- эскар, армиChechen
- armáda, vojskoCzech
- hær, armeDanish
- Landstreitkräfte, Armee, Heer, HeeresamtGerman
- στρατός, πλήθοςGreek
- multitud, ejércitoSpanish
- armada, gudarosteBasque
- لشکر, ارتشPersian
- maavoimat, massat, armeija, puolustusvoimatFinnish
- legerWestern Frisian
- armailtScottish Gaelic
- लष्कर, आर्मी, सेना, थलसेनाHindi
- hadsereg, honvédségHungarian
- 陸軍, army, 軍隊Japanese
- არმია, ჯარიGeorgian
- 군대, 軍隊Korean
- جاش, ئۆردووKurdish
- армия, аскерKyrgyz
- armija, kariuomenėLithuanian
- armija, karaspēksLatvian
- арми, цэрэгMongolian
- सेना, आर्मी, लष्करMarathi
- hær, arméNorwegian
- leger, horde, landsverdediging, landmacht, menigte, defensie, bendeDutch
- hær, arméNorwegian Nynorsk
- siláoNavajo, Navaho
- арми, ӕфсадOssetian, Ossetic
- armia, wojskoPolish
- exército, multidãoPortuguese
- armeda, armadaRomansh
- armată, multitudine, mulțime, puzderie, oasteRomanian
- вооружённые си́лы, войска́, а́рмия, во́йскоRussian
- vójska, во́јска, àrmija, а̀рмијаSerbo-Croatian
- කඳවුර, ඇණියSinhala, Sinhalese
- armáda, vojskoSlovak
- vojska, armadaSlovene
- armatë, ushtriAlbanian
- armé, härSwedish
- лашкар, армия, артишTajik
- กองทัพ, พล, ทัพThai
- goşun, oordaTurkmen
- leşker, orduTurkish
- чирү, армия, гаскәрTatar
- قوشۇن, ئارمىيەUyghur, Uighur
- а́рмія, ві́йськоUkrainian
- لشكر, فوج, آرمیUrdu
- qoʻshin, armiyaUzbek
- quân đội, 軍隊Vietnamese
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