Army Ar"my, n. [F. arm['e]e, fr. L. armata, fem. of armatus, p. p. of armare to arm. Cf. {Armada}.] 1. A collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers. [1913 Webster]

2. A body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army. [1913 Webster]

3. A great number; a vast multitude; a host. [1913 Webster]

An army of good words. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Standing army}, a permanent army of professional soldiers, as distinguished from militia or volunteers. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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