Army : Definition

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Definitions of Army

Pronunciation : Ar"my
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. armée, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus, p. p. of armare to arm. Cf. Armada.]
Definition : 1. A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers.

2. A body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army.

3. A great number; a vast multitude; a host. An army of good words. Shak. Standing army, a permanent army of professional soldiers, as distinguished from militia or volunteers.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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