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Definition of "army" []

  • A large body of people organized and trained for land warfare. (noun)
  • The entire military land forces of a country. (noun)
  • A tactical and administrative military unit consisting of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary forces. (noun)
  • A large group of people organized for a specific cause: the construction army that built the Panama Canal. (noun)
  • A multitude; a host: An army of waiters served at the banquet. See Synonyms at multitude. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "army" in a sentence
  • "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_?"