army

An army is an organized group of fighters, especially a country's official military force. When a country goes to war, it sends an army to fight.

An army is typically defined as fighting on land, while a navy battles at sea, and some countries make this even more clear by distinguishing their "Land Army" from their "Air Army." The 14th century meaning of army was "armed expedition," from the Old French armée and the Latin root armata, "armed, equipped, or in arms."

Definitions of army
  1. noun
    a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    synonyms: ground forces, regular army
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    host, legion
    archaic terms for army
    standing army
    a permanent army of paid soldiers
    Union Army
    the northern army during the American Civil War
    Army of the Confederacy, Confederate Army
    the southern army during the American Civil War
    Continental Army
    the American army during the American Revolution
    Roman Legion
    a division of from 3000 to 6000 men (including cavalry) in the Roman army
    Sabaoth
    (plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the New Testament
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    armed service, military service, service
    a force that is a branch of the armed forces
  2. noun
    a large number of people united for some specific purpose
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    crowd
    a large number of things or people considered together
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