American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large body of people organized and trained for land warfare.
- n. The entire military land forces of a country.
- n. A tactical and administrative military unit consisting of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary forces.
- n. A large group of people organized for a specific cause: the construction army that built the Panama Canal.
- n. A multitude; a host: An army of waiters served at the banquet. See Synonyms at multitude.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or abounding in arms or branches; branching; spreading.
- n. An armed expedition.
- n. A large body of men trained and armed for war, and organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, or similar divisions, under proper officers. In general, an army in modern times consists of infantry and cavalry, with artillery, although the union of the three is not essential to its constitution, the two latter being adjuncts to the infantry. Armies are designated, according to their objects, duties, field of operations, etc., as offensive or defensive, covering, blockading, besieging, standing or regular, army of obstruction, army of observation, army of invasion, army of occupation, army of reserve, etc. The forces employed in the large war-fleets of former times were called
- n. A great number; a vast multitude.
- n. A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations.
- n. The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.
- n. figuratively A large group of people working toward the same purpose.
- n. figuratively A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.
- n. figuratively Any multitude.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers.
- n. A body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause.
- n. A great number; a vast multitude; a host.
- n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
- n. the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
- n. a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
- (1386) Middle English armee, from Old French armee (French armée), from Medieval Latin armata ("armed force"), a noun taken from the past participle of Latin armare ("to arm"), itself related to arma ("tools, arms"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂er- (“to join, fit together”). Displaced native Old English here. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English armee, from Old French, from Medieval Latin armāta, from Latin, feminine past participle of armāre, to arm, from arma, arms; see ar- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ARMY: I was looking at General Abizaid's testimony, and then subsequent to that action, the testimony from the army chief of staff, comments from General George Casey, about the situation in Iraq, in essence saying do not send more troops there.”
“As the matter turned out, the British contingent was really dealing first and last with four army corps, and the essential part of the news conveyed was that the extreme western portion of this large German force _was attempting to turn the flank of the whole army_.”
“The question arises: _Whence came this second army of workers to replace the first army_?”
“French army is eminently civic, and nations who take their ideas from the very opposite fact of a _standing army_ are far from understanding how absolutely a French soldier and French citizen are the same thing.”
“From an American newspaper I find that a certain English intelligence had been propagated through the United States, that, at the head of fifteen hundred officers or non-commissioned officers, I was going to embark for America, and that, with soldiers of your army embodied under them, I wanted to teach military discipline throughout the _American army_.”
“For the operation to be executed, there wasn´t any need for an army, and 50 people do not consist in an ´army´; English Usage is definitely another weak point of the lawless lawyer Kipkorir.”
“_confined in wicked places_ (parallel with hell-bendum fæst), 3073. herigean, w.v. w.dat. of pers., _to provide with an army, to support with an army_: pres. sg.”
“_confined in wicked places_ (parallel with hell-bendum fäst), 3073. herigean, w.v. w.dat. of pers., _to provide with an army, to support with an army_: pres. sg.”
“_army_, there never was any thing of an army _established_ in England till within a hundred years.”
“The hypnotism of the army is so artfully applied that the most free-thinking and rational person will, _so long as he is in the army_, always do what is demanded of him.”
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